Whitter has since disappeared and has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.The Whitter case illustrates the issue: When you are dating online, you have to be aware that the person that you are communicating with might not be who they say they are.In fact, people lying on online dating sites has become so prevalent that a popular documentary film and television show coined a term for it--being "catfished." The good news is that you can protect yourself by learning how to spot a phony while dating online.I go in-depth on the topic in my book , but for now, let's take a look at seven indications that someone that you are talking with might be catfishing you and use them to help catch the catfisher. If a person won't video chat or carry on a telephonic conversation.
We often hear tales of how the internet is a terrible place where people are out to scam us and abduct our children and murder us in our sleep. For instance, it can bring together two young girls who were both born without their left arms and whose mothers met through the International Child Amputee Network.
When using this medium, you can quickly feel as if you have gotten to know the person you are talking with and feel a very intimate level of trust, like I did with my husband.
A recent Canadian news story shows a darker side to this, however.
You can also find legal documents like bankruptcy filings, divorce records and sometimes marriage licenses. When people are communicating online, they will frequently send each other photos in real time.
Some cities and states even post traffic tickets online. During a conversation, ask to see a photo of the person right then.