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catfish

To deceive someone by presenting a false identity, typically through online correspondence. The term comes from the documentary and subsequent TV show Catfish, which explore this phenomenon. Dude, you're definitely getting catfished. Those pictures that girl keeps sending you of "herself" are really of a model!
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Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech is a bitter man after he was catfished on FB and IG by an imposter The catfish, who posed as NRM leader Raila Odinga's son Junior, pounced on the unsuspecting Oliech with a lucrative government tender deal