Question: What happens when a person is catfished on the Internet?

Can you go to jail for catfishing online?

It is illegal to catfish a child Section 66EB of the NSW Crimes Act doesnt use the term “catfishing”, but says adults using the internet, telephone, computer image or video to groom, procure or meet a child for unlawful sexual activity can get 12 years in jail, or 15 years if the child is under the age of fourteen.

What does being Catfished on the Internet mean?

Catfishing is when someone sets up a fake online profile to trick people who are looking for love, usually to get money out of them.

What to do if someone is being catfished?

If you suspect that someone is being deceptive about their identity and pulling you along for the ride, then there are several things you can do.Consider the information theyve given you and do your online research. Try to get them to open-up. Be frank with them. Let them go. Get the police involved.19 Feb 2021

Can you sue someone for leaking photos of you?

Civil lawsuits At least 12 states have civil laws that pertain specifically to nonconsensual image sharing. But a victim probably could sue, in all states, for the intentional infliction of emotional distress, Goldberg said.

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