I Have Been Catfished

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 347 People

    I feel like I've been catfished.

    I'm not going to mention his username on here, because like I said, I'm not sure. We were only talking for a day on here, but I felt somewhat of a connection. We messaged back and forth the entire day. Supposedly he doesn't have have a phone (which to me is a red flag right off...
    leeleemarie88 leeleemarie88
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    Sucks balls. And you feel

    so fahcking stupid afterwards. It's ridiculous, haha!
    GreenManley GreenManley
    22-25, M
    Mar 20, 2016

    Being catfish is like being used .

    .. They control you and mess with your feeling . Your so blind with true love have for that person . Finding out the truth was hell rising ! I couldn't eat and think straight . I was deep depressed . I share my thoughts and feeling with this PERSON !! Fu<king useless person...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    XXXJennyXXX is a fake

    if she is in your group block her
    JimMorrisonsGhost JimMorrisonsGhost
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    unsure . regardin my situations .

    but and tho . wow . thes thingos . r swo ..... intrestin .. :/ soa that theyre intrestin .. its ... descriptions of psych mind stuf of .. us humany peoples .. .
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    I think I was about 12 maybe 13

    when I first catfished someone.... I was an 7th grader who just Had low insecurities, and wanted to be someone else. I met someone who I thought wouldn't mean anything to me but til this day means everything to me. I met him and we talked everyday all day all night.. The whole...
    Noname19944 Noname19944
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    Lol. First time for everything.

    Got catfished by this chick "Tasha" aka tpwife. I knew something wasn't right, but I'm a go with the flow person. But if you don't say what this person like, she becomes childish. As soon as I said "catfish" to her, think that it was over then. This should be like a tax...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2014

    It happened on Friday.

    I will not go to details.
    Hotelimpossiblefan Hotelimpossiblefan
    26-30, M
    Sep 13, 2015

    Hey everyone! I'm new to EP,

    and I'm joining for a special reason. And that is to catch all kinds of people, that have no business here. Mostly catfishes and online predators. I'm going to make a list, stating all the catfishes, and predators I meet along the way. I will only put people, that I am 110...
    GonnaCatchEmAll GonnaCatchEmAll
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

    Just be upfront and honest from the beginning,

    or don't bother at all. I am never wasting my time on anyone again.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 6, 2015

    it is the worst feeling ever.

    you invest time into someone you think you are building a life with. then things start to crumble and you realize it was a lie the whole tine. i cant get over someone would do that to another human.
    baprel26 baprel26
    41-45, F
    Jul 11, 2015

    some guy literally just tried catfishing me

    and got mad and blocked me. his name is like handsome3cuti3 something like that 😂
    sideuncle888 sideuncle888
    16-17, F
    Jan 30, 2016

    I found out that one of my online ex's Facebook

    URL was linked to a Twitter account. I checked out the Twitter account and it brought me back to a Facebook account registered to somebody named Alyssa Urban. So, who was I talking to: Emma, Selena, or Alyssa?
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016

    I haven't been threw this

    yet soooooo good for me
    sharichi sharichi
    26-30, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    How does one ever get over the trust issues of

    being catfished? I was catfished by a woman pretending to be a man. She sent me photos of a man. Lied about things as if she were a man, but a lot of what she told me about herself was actually true. In a weird way I felt like I actually got to know the real her more than ever...
    deleted deleted
    17 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    I'm pretty sure I am right now.

    I'll try to get to the bottom of things, but even if I don't, I still plan to cut him off. There's no reason why his identity needs to be such a secret. I don't want to deal with any more lies from anyone.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    Still am being catfished.

    I think I'm okay with it. I met "her" on line 4 years ago. A real hot mess, distressed damsel of the highest order, no way not to be drawn into all of the drama that came with her and pretty as a picture. We have everything in common except our tastes in music. Always 2 peas...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2016

    Someone catfished me into sending them dirty

    pics. They pretended to be a third person and offered to exchange their pics with me. Now I live with the fear that he may one day to post or share them online and my reputation will be ruined or my family will find out. I can feel the anxiety eating away at my health. I can't...
    reyrey022 reyrey022
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    I'm bored so I'm going to tell you a story.

    This started summer of 2015. I met this guy in an online game, I hate how I can still remember it like it was yesterday. He was offering his services in helping other players to level up so I gladly accepted. One thing that drew me to this guy was how he had good grammar so I...
    zoelalala zoelalala
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    Wow! Violated doesn't

    even begin to describe how I feel right now!! I was catfished by a girl by the name of "plunkedd" on okcupid! She was using pictures of a Russian model and I sadly fell for it. We have been talking for about two weeks now and we were starting to get close. Then I asked her to...
    idciloveit idciloveit
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    So I was in college my freshman year

    and my two best friends were my suite mates. These two guys knew me more than anyone else as we had been best friends for about 7 years or so at this point. Well having "freedom" from parents I found the internet opened up the doors on AOL chatrooms. I found myself spending more...
    timeaway213 timeaway213
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    SoccerLover23 is one ****** up catfish,

    I'd advise you stay away from "her" if you can, she used this picture literally found all over google images
    deleted deleted
    Oct 25, 2015

    I met this chic through a chat site called

    "downelink" and we video chatted then eventually started talking on the phone. She was gorgeous and had this personality that just attracted me to her and I know what you're thinking "oh she must have been really sweet or seductive" but it wasn't that I mean she had her moments...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 11, 2015

    So I was talking to this "girl" on here

    who actually turned out to be an older guy.. I mean I don't care about age or gender. I'll talk to you as long as everything stays clean.
    seanC1999 seanC1999
    16-17, M
    Apr 18, 2016

    A bit over a year ago I was Catfished

    for the first time in my life. I feel compelled to share my story as it's so unusual. It's positive in the end. I'm not posting it to make excuses for deceptive people, or to downplay the bad that can come from lies, but to show that sometimes you can find good for yourself in...
    HerraKoira HerraKoira
    26-30, T
    Mar 10, 2015

    If you come into contact with a girl named

    mbrown71698 on here, she's a catfish.
    Madisondevine Madisondevine
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jun 21, 2014


    Its so sad but some guy just tried to pull the wool over my eyes. :( remember to use google image search or reverse search when u can. Stay safe. I feel so bad, we talked on the phone, and something sounded off, but i persisted. Im so dumb. I wanted to believe.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    yes I have been catfished once.

    at the time I didn't know any better, but I did catch on as to what was going on. luckily I did and ended it before things got worse.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 14, 2015

    Just found out that the same person has been

    keeping in touch with me via email for the last 5 years. When my online affair came to an end 3 years ago I was devastated. Little did I know that a guy who I had come across on a different site and confided in, was the same man. He is basically a stalker and a head wrecker. I...
    emptynow emptynow
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    This is exactly the reason

    why I am so bittersweet about being on here. It's like you don't even know who you're talking to. I just got catfished by a so called woman who admit to me the persons really a guy. Why must you guys pretend you are girls just to talk to a woman? I would give you the time of day...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    I always find it funny

    when I find a picture of someone I talked to on some social media site.. I just want to screenshot it and send it to them and be like "Oh my god!? Did you know that you don't live where you say you do, and you're a completely different age! Omg me either! Who knew.."
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    Xxloveinthedarkxx pretends to be a virgin girl

    and post pics of this hot Spanish girl. He's actually a bi-dude in the marines. He finally confessed when he wanted to meet me. Wasted my time, damn liar. Don't fall for it!
    DomCA DomCA
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    I started talking to this guy on a dating site

    who sounded perfect. It went on for a few weeks. But then I thought, this is really TOO perfect. Some of the things he said just didn't sound like things a guy would say. But my sister in law popped in my head. She said things like he said. I'll never have proof but I really...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    I had been chatting with this girl online

    for the past week. I surprised myself by how emotionally attached I was getting to a girl I never even met in person and never even spoke to! I told her some intimate details about myself and my family that I now regret. I really hope she (or he??) is a decent human being...
    Jeffeye99 Jeffeye99
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    My (One Of My) Catfish Stories.

    Something made me think of this experience, so I created this group for it. I am sure out of the whole EP, I am not the only one something like this has happened to. It's probably happened to some of you on here, actually. But, anyway... Back in 2008, when MySpace was still...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    OMG. This guy sent me this pic

    and tried telling me it was him! It's Ryan sheckler! A famous skateboarder! I'm laughing so hard!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    When I was 16 years old I met a guy off the

    internet he was nice too me and made me happy , so we got to know each other even though he lived in England and I am in Canada he still said we were dating and we would talk everyday and night for hours and hours for days and went to month and than years but I started to wonder...
    Always4ForeverHappy Always4ForeverHappy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    Guys, do NOT talk to this person.

    EP Link She catfished me for 3 years and found out she isn't who she really is. Her profile picture is NOT her, so please, do not fall for this person named Josie Jackson/ Sophie Jackon. I beg you guys not to be a victim like me. Block this person ASAP.
    HikaruOkami11 HikaruOkami11
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2016

    It's embarrassing to say

    but I have been catfished. I know what everyone is thinking and it's like how... Well for one I'm not the type to pressure anyone to come and meet me and I didn't think I took it that seriously. Her name was "Brooklyn" and she was like the prettiest and coolest girl like I...
    PepperX PepperX
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 4, 2014

    The first experience

    that I wrote was about a guy, my first real love. I decided to share the whole story. A little bit about myself: I was born with a big birthmark on my cheek and people told me and others that I was ugly because of that. I was bullied for a year and my parents wanted me to...
    Rozemarijn Rozemarijn
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2016

    Here it goes... Since EP is shutting down,

    why not. I was catfished here, or was I? That's the question I have asked myself for three years now. It started with becoming friend and then we became really good friends. We never talked on the phone or text message. I was new to the online community and maybe a little...
    hawkfan12 hawkfan12
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    I was catfished by a girl pretending to be a

    guy, & I'm still "friends" with her.. I would just like someone to talk to, help me figure things out..
    Paigemr93 Paigemr93
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    I've been so stupid. I was the victim of

    catfishing. Honestly, I was looking for a hookup. I didn't want anything serious. I just wanted someone to look at me and appreciate my body. Now I pray that no one ever sees the pictures I sent out to the f***ing monster that catfished me. I am so ashamed of myself, but also so...
    reyrey881 reyrey881
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    I'm honestly hurt. I dated someone

    for so long and I really loved them and planned my whole lie with them but then I found out they were a 17 year old girl and I went back and checked her profile today and I felt so hurt because she is all fine and I am sitting her still sad I got played by someone. I planned my...
    illsurvive illsurvive
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    So I was with a person

    for a year and 3 months and literally would talk to them all the time and on the phone every night. Well.. Near the last month of what I rather not call a relationship they started switching everything up.. About their family and everything and I believed them.. I done...
    Jazzy42 Jazzy42
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    So everyone NicoleJoy has been carfishing me.

    She sent me some pics so I decided to do research because she/he would text me and stuff. Now I'm not stupid. If you use iPhone it has auto correct and it did. She said "U.S." Instead of "us" and iPhone does that. If you say "us", it'll think you mean U.S. And to make a long...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    The Lie That Ruined My Life...

    Before TV shows such as "Catfished" and online video chat sites were made i use to spend a lot of times meeting people from around the world via phone chatlines/partylines, As a matter of fact i owned one of those partylines myself. I was about 14 years-old at the time running an...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    Just got catfished by a chick on here haha I

    just Google imaged searched what she sent me and it's all bogus! Good thing I didn't fall too hard...we only just met on Sunday lol
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    When I was on an online dating website I

    started talking to a new girl. Pretty, a singer and rich. Right away I used a reverse image search and found out who the real person is. I contacted them and asked them certain questions. They ended up deleted their profile. I wanted to ask everyone to share or add Facebook...
    goosey92 goosey92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2016
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