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The Scams Of The 2017 Tax Season

Adam Levin | Posted 02.09.2017 | Crime
Adam Levin

In the early '60s, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit a remarkable number of home runs including a famous back-to-back four bagger, which according to ...

What It Feels Like To Find Someone Pretending To Be You On A Dating App

Sonya Matejko | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Sonya Matejko

It's wrong to take someone's voice from them, so this is intended to speak louder than those trying to do just that.

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Cybersecurity And Social Media

O, The Oprah magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 06.27.2016 | OWN

Q: Do Snapchats really disappear? A: There's ample evidence that they don't. It wasn't that long ago that 98,000 Snapchat files were released publicly...

Dating's Dead, Long Live These 10 Millennial Mating Patterns

Em & Lo | Posted 03.31.2017 | Women
Em & Lo

Not only is it challenging for Generation X to understand the new millennial mating rules of the 21st century, it's difficult for millennials themselves to understand them, since there's often so much grey area. Here, we try to define the terms explicitly, so we can all get on the same dating page. Even though dating is dead.

The Risky Side Of Online Dating

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 01.08.2017 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

In the U.S. alone, romance scammers sweet-talked 5,900 victims out of more than $86.7 million in 2014. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as romance scams are grossly underreported.

Fake Friends, Fake Boys, Fake Love: "Identity Crisis" Exposes Online Fakers

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When you read this book, you can actually feel the hurt that both girls are experiencing. Afterwards, you will come away with a new sense of empathy -- and want to be sure that no one ever does this to someone you love.

The Straight Girl Catfish Phenomenon

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Aliza Polkes

Flirting with a girl who you are not romantically interested in on Tinder may seem fun and harmless. But there is someone on the other side of that cell phone screen who may actually be looking to meet girls to go on real live dates with. Crazy, I know.

I Was Catfished: This Is What I Decided to Do About It

Stephanie Michele | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Michele

"Somebody's daughter, niece, sister, friend..." This phrase has been running in my head for thirteen days now and is my motivation for writing this ar...

This Woman Was Catfished For 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Susannah Birch was 15 years old when she met a man in an online chatroom. What followed was "an intense online relationship for three years," and then...

Artist Catfishes Dudes On Craigslist, Embroiders Their Cringeworthy Come-Ons (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains graphic language and may not be suitable for work. "My inspiration for this project was the Medieval tale of the hunt f...

Are We All 'Catfishing' When We Date Online?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

Tom M. Burns | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I know it's innocent, but, at the very least, this little prank -- this old-school attempt to "catfish" her old man -- reminds me that my daughter is getting older every day.

5 Ways to Spot a Catfish Scam This Valentine's Day

Adam Levin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Valentine's Day is a high-pressure holiday for many people, and we've all been in situations where our foolish hearts trump our ability to see through a scam.

The Most Overrated Things About 2013

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Mark Juddery

I am joining in the fun, naming the 10 most overrated things of 2013. Not necessarily bad (though some of them can be awful) not stupid -- just overrated.

A Golden Sister Redefines 'Catfishing'

OWN | Posted 12.27.2013 | OWN

For a trio that first found fame on YouTube, the three "Golden Sisters" aren't always so savvy with Internet lingo. On tonight's "Golden Sisters" h...

NBA Player Cleared In 'Extremely Complex' Catfishing Hoax

Posted 11.18.2013 | Miami

By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen was the victim of a wide-ranging Internet hoax that re...

The Most Honest 'Catfish' Yet

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.07.2013 | TV

It was a close one on the latest episode of "Catfish: The TV Show" -- literally close, actually, as 25-year-old Mike was in an online relationship wit...

Cyber Wars and Your Divorce

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Spouses will not only read your emails, but can even write false emails from your account, pretending to be you.

Have You Ever Been 'Catfished?'

By Julianne Micoleta, Ellie Papadakis and Elk Grove Julianne Micoleta and Ellie Papadakis are seniors at Elk Grove High School. They are student re...

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a 'Catfish'

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Jonathan Rajewski

Online impersonation with the intent of engaging in a relationship is becoming more common. Similar to identity theft, catfishing is when someone "assumes" a real person's identity and/or creates a new online persona to engage in an online relationship.