Spotting fake online dating profiles

It’s not hard to take photos from a stock photo site (or any other site, for that matter), so take advantage of resources like Tin Eye and Google’s reverse image search.Time is the common denominator here — most scammers don’t want to put in hours on their profile or messages.

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If we all work together, eventually we can lower the number of fake profiles and the amount of money people lose to romance scams!

Online dating is a great way to get out of your shell and find romance, but what stops many people from trying it out for themselves is the fear of encountering fake dating profiles.

Seeking Arrangement and TC Logi Q, a background-screening company, reviewed 60,000 banned profiles to see what they have in common and found 28% were based in Nigeria, 23% in the Ukraine, and 21% in the Philippines.

We’re not saying every online dater from Nigeria, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or any other foreign country is a scammer, but you should keep an eye out, especially if international dating isn’t what you’re looking for.

Professionally done photos are great, but you can tell the difference between professionally done photos and stock photos.

Stock photos normally have plain backgrounds (e.g., white) and people who seem just a little bit familiar (because you’ve seen them in other stock photos).

Not to be a Debbie Downer here, but if you think this person is too good to be true, they just might be.

They’re tall, blonde, and blue-eyed (or whatever your preference is), they say all the right things, they have all the same interests, and their religious and political views perfectly align with yours.

However, if it happens a lot and you can tell that English isn’t the writer’s first language, it’s not nothing.

A study by Grammarly shows that just two mistakes means men are 14% less likely to get a response.

What happens when you ask them questions about their life?

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