When a person is on a dating site and they are chatting to someone who they are led to belief is in the same town as them and so readily available for a coffee date meeting and who’s photo suggests someone they would be attracted to, but in reality the other persons is located in another country, and is using someone else’s photo. Would it not be correct to say that this other person is engaged in an actual deception? Even if no form of reward is obtained by this other person, other than to their own ego and the enhancing of peoples belief in their supposed ability to be where their admires expect them to be doing what people believe them to be doing, is this not deception.
In respect of what is now being called Fob-Gate, where certain TDs are reported as having been recorded as being present in the Dáil, when in fact they were some considerable distance away the far side of the Country, one defense put up by one person was that TDs being recorded as being present in the Dáil by a fob had nothing to do with claiming expenses , as once they attended at least one hundred and twenty days in the Dáil, a TD’s expenses would not improve with any further attendances recorded by their fob, past said one hundred and twenty days attendance..
Now the question must be, that in accepting the above defense as being correct, then why bother to be recorded as being present when you are not? Perhaps the Catfish and Kittenfish on dating sites might have some of the same reasons, do you think?