A whole new level of socializing and meeting prospective mates had opened, allowing people to do so without ever leaving their homes.
Along with the rise of Internet matchmaking, however, came the problem of lying and online dishonesty.
Sometimes the men in the picture don’t even consistently look the same from shot to shot.
All instances of catfishing involve some form of impersonation.
Also never give away financial information to anyone online, no matter how dire their situation might seem to be.
In the movie there is talk of how catfish get put into tanks full of cod to keep the cod active and healthy, and how the scammer and antagonist in the story might be an example of someone who keeps victims on their toes.
From this, the term 'catfishing' was born, to describe relationship scammers.