THE FACTS

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• On­line dat­ing scams, known as cat­fish­ing, have risen by 42 per cent since 2013

• New al­go­rithms claim to tell with 90 per cent ac­cu­racy whether some­one is ly­ing about their iden­tity on­line

• Cat­fish­ing is il­le­gal only if the per­pe­tra­tor cons the vic­tim out of money, not if they’re only af­ter sex

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