That guy is a FRAUD!

That guy is a FRAUD!

This was my second open talk for students at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón — they are giving me free range for topics, so I chose to take them below the surface of the Facebook Pond to look at the world of catfishing.

I was impressed with how many students knew the term (they knew it from the TV show) and we devolved into interesting conversations about truth and lies online; and as Omar, one student described it, just another manifestation of social engineering that software cannot stop.

Inside the World of Catfishing (audio recording)

You can find a collection of links mentioned (and a few more extra for grins) at http://go.cogdog.it/catfishbook.

So, I have not heard a response of any sorts from “Facebook”.

Meanwhile the catfishing grows and grows

By Derek Dsouza - http://fishbase.org/photos/UploadedBy.php?autoctr=20020&win=uploaded, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35934658

By Derek Dsouza – http://fishbase.org/photos/UploadedBy.php?autoctr=20020&win=uploaded, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35934658

And Doribel is firmly convinced she could not be fooled.


Top / Featured Image: First result for Google Image Search on “catfish” (limited by licensed for reused) Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=208254

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