‘Catfish’ Season 3 Premiere: Cyberbullying, Shady Money Exchanges & More Twisted Tales Of Online Love? [VIDEO]


MTV's successful reality show Catfish is gearing up for its third season premiere, and the show's host is promising that this time around, the show will tackle darker subject matter than it ever has before.

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"A lot of stories that we're investigating and dealing with this season are about more real-world catfish," Nev Schulman told Buzzfeed April 2. "[The catfishers] involve real people, and connect them to each other and get physical things to happen-people to go places, money to be sent. It's not just the romantic catfish anymore. It's really about the many different ways people can, when they put their minds to it, manipulate and take advantage of other people in the real world using the internet."

In a trailer for the third season, Schulman and his co-host Max Joseph appear to be as shocked by the victims in some of the situations where they try to dig up the truth about mysterious online personalities.

While some of the usual scenarios of online love gone horribly wrong continue to be a major part of the season, some of the cases will involve cyberbullying, as one girl details how an unknown female keeps threatening her with nude photos.

"She would be like, 10 o'clock tonight, I'm going to post another nude," the victim says in the trailer.

One scene of the trailer also shows Joseph being particularly disgusted by one of the cases, saying, "This is the kind of scum that gives the internet a bad name."

Catfish season 3 premieres Wednesday, May 7 at 10 p.m. on MTV.

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