The ISI incident (if the ISI is involved) should actually fall in the category of catfishing, a phenomenon more common on social networking sites and online dating sites, where one pretends to be someone else. Catfishing, while usually done to engage in fantasy, can also be used to commit fraud or identity theft. If we were to not engage in terminological inexactitude, we’d have to call this an instance of cat-fishing. Not that the term makes it any better for Ranjith or the others who had been ‘seduced’ online.

Nirmalya Dutta

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