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  • Catfish: the TV Show *


"Catfish" is a term for a person who creates a fake profile online and series presenter Nev Schulman knows all about the pain that can cause. He got caught and made a documentary about his experiences. Now with friend Max Joseph, he has built a TV series around helping others discover if their long-distance loves are for real. It would be easy to dismiss this as yet another sensationalist show taking advantage of those duped but it isn't because Nev also tries to find the reasons why the catfish do what they do. The answers are quite surprising. Not every online romance is fake but alarm bells should ring if he or she is professing long-term love but will not talk face-to-face on Skype.

The West Australian

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