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'Catfishing:' An online phenomenon of Internet scammers

702's Azania Mosaka explores ‘Catfishing’ - when predators create fake profiles on social networking sites with aim to trick people into thinking that they are someone else entirely.

According to Emma Sadleir, Social Media Lawyer and Co-Author of ‘Don't Film Yourself Having Sex’, these people go as far as to post photographs that contain their experiences, friends, resumes and job titles that they wish were their own, providing a complete window for their victims.

Teach you children how to protect their digital content!

Emma Sadleir

Click below to listen to the full interview with 702's Azania Mosaka exploring the fabricated life stories many display on social media, social traps as well as and legal tangles that you could find yourself facing as you navigate the murky waters of the digital age...


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