Personal documents are shown by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (not pictured) during a meeting with the Bolivarian armed forces a day after Venezuela's government said it foiled an attempted incursion by "terrorist mercenaries" from Colombia, at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2020.

Military catfishing has increased since COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has made life more difficult for everyone, as millions of Americans have been stuck at home all day for months with no clear end in sight. On top of everything else going on, there is another threat that has become more popular during the global lockdown: catfishing. That’s right, scammers are using the lack of in-person access to their advantage in the hopes of financially exploiting trusting people. If you aren’t careful, you could become their latest victim.