A catfisher maybe after pulling on your emotional heartstrings just to manipulate and use you to fulfill their motives.
If they seem truly interested in you but refuse to answer your calls, then that’s enough reason not to trust them.
You know you’re being catfished if the person is comfortable with just written communication or phone calls (if you were able to get him on the phone)
While the person might be having a genuine reason for requesting money from you, it should be at least when they’ve met you in real life and you have a history together.
One of the popular ways catfishers have perfected on to create a quick emotional connection with you is sharing their traumatic past experiences
If you simply can’t spot any flaw in them, then that’s a warning you shouldn’t raise your hopes too much. Don’t be duped, and trust your gut.