Fake photos on dating sites

He said: "We'd steal someone's identity through say My Space or something, we'd take someone from a totally different country, ie. “We'd take the person's photos online and we'd start knocking out messages.

It was all fake and under the pretence that it was real." Global Personals said that since 2010 it has ensured that the site is free of pseudo accounts.

Pictures, names, email addresses, dates of birth and detail of the sexual orientation of unsuspecting members of the public are being purchased by dating websites to create false profiles of attractive people, it has been claimed.

Panorama purchased the data of 10,000 people from Usdate – a company which sells profiles to sites - and found it included photographs of Brad Pitt, Michael Caine and Rick Stein.

In my free online dating guide, I talk about using a service called tineye to identify fake dating profiles.

By learning how to spot a scammer, you can protect yourself.However, you should see a link at the top that says: Click this link and you should now see matches for the image.For “real” profile photos this very well may return no results as the photo may not be on the internet.While my example is trivial as I’m using a super model that many would recognize on first glance, the steps are still helpful in less obvious situations. Search for the Image on Google Go to and click the Images link at the top.Paste the text you copied from the previous step into the search box. Switch to Search by Image At the time of this writing, by default step 2 above won’t get you the results we want.