Question: What to do when youve been Catfished?

Can someone go to jail for catfishing?

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.

Are there any laws against catfishing?

Is Catfishing Illegal? The impersonation of another person online is not illegal by itself. However, the actions of the instigator of catfishing usually engage in some form of illegal activity at some point. Almost anything the person does could have legal ramifications when he or she catfishes another person.

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