People familiar with the online dating system know what catfish really means. Catfish is not something that has emerged recently but is known to people since a very long time. The term came into picture when the online dating system first emerged. Catfish is a term referring to a fraud that is mostly targeting to the people interested in online dating. Generally, the catfish scam finds its prey through social networks. These social networks include facebook, twitter or instagram. However, the ratio of the catfish scam is higher with people engaged in online dating via dating websites.