While there are occasionally sweet stories of nerds falling in love in Azeroth and making it work IRL, more often than not, these stories start out as romances and end as scams. Catfishing in video games is, unfortunately, all too common, and while some people are perhaps a little too gullible for their own good, the victims are certainly not to blame.
Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of bad people out there, and they're all too willing to take advantage of others. What is surprising, however, is how often people seem to do it just for sport. Of course, there are many who do, indeed, catfish for personal gain, and they're arguably even more monstrous.
Here are stories of people who were catfished through video games, and a even couple individuals who proudly share their stories of being gaming catfishers themselves.