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

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

Meanwhile the catfishing grows and grows

By Derek Dsouza -, CC BY 3.0,
By Derek Dsouza –, CC BY 3.0,

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,

The post "Inside the World of Catfishing" was originally zapped with 10,000 volts and declared "It's ALIVE" by Dr. Frankenstein at CogDogBlog ( on February 10, 2016.

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