Catfish Investigations

Marc J. Tropeano PI is aware that Catfish Investigations have become a popular word in social media circles. It is a deceptive behavior by an individual who will use social network outlets, internet dating apps or sites, online gaming, and even chatrooms for nefarious purposes. Catfishing is usually tied to romantic windlessness but also involves an attempt to defraud you financially. Most cases include using images that are either altered, out of date, or used with the actual person’s permission. The information used by the catfisher is often false or partially true. You may suspect an individual due to finding holes in their story or them always having an explanation if you push them further.

  • Things an individual tells you won’t add up
  • They ask for money or other types of items
  • Pictures are out of date, grainy, screenshots, or blurry
  • They won’t send images or videos of themselves when asked
  • They will not commit to meeting in person
  • You met this person online


  • Represents the wrong gender
  • Wrong image with real gender
  • The image is real, but the bio is not
  • Financial fraud
  • Catfish by a minor or friend
  • Two people catfish each other

A private investigator or private detective will conduct a catfish investigation to find out the identity of the individual on the other side of the computer or app. During an initial catfish investigation, your private investigator may request certain types of information. For instance, details the catfisher may have provided, whether you have met with the catfisher or not, how the catfisher made contact and sites the catfisher & you have been on at the time, and what their usernames are.

A private investigator or private eye will be licensed and specialized in gathering evidence, uncovering much-needed facts, and bringing the truth to you. A private investigator is good at detective work and is trained and experienced in private investigation services and proper surveillance techniques needed, along with interrogation techniques required to get you the right information. Private investigators also know the laws and can use them to their advantage and carry legal rights that you may not have.

Marc J. Tropeano PI will help you determine the actual reality of the catfisher you’ve been in contact with. We can use the latest social media and computer forensic techniques to find out if the person you are talking to is real or someone else. The risk to you is more than possibly getting heartbroken, but also becoming a victim of fraud. A private investigator can run a background check on the person you’ve been in contact with.

Putting yourself out there into the world is challenging when entering the dating scene. Romance and dating fraud or bad and can happen to anyone. A licensed private investigator, private detective, or private eye can help you track down these people & keep you safe from being further taken advantage of. It can be a simple background check to a full-on investigation that is needed to make sure you are protected, not just financially, but romantically as well.

Marc J. Tropeano PI & Nationwide Legal Investigations has built a system that not only gets the preparation done quickly but also gives leaves adequate time to get the information you need in an efficient and expedited fashion. If you have suspicions, contact us immediately. We are on your side and ready to assist you in putting this unfortunate situation behind you. Please contact us for more information on Catfish Investigations.

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