Someone claiming that a photo is from a July 4th fireworks party, who is dressed in a fur coat, in daylight, might be a dead giveaway that someone is lying.Tip: Using a free inspection service that shows the location and time that a photo was originally taken can shed light on a photo liar. Cut and Paste Profile Alert Introductory letters on dating websites are often copied by catfish scammers.A line that sounds like it could be from someone in a far-off country but portraying themselves to be in your same city will usually have a local dialect misfire.Real: “I just love the Macy’s Day Parade in the city.” Foreign Faker: “I just love the Masey’s Daytime Parades in the cities.” 6.Look for any other descriptions that don’t add up to the profile photo.Tip: Ask them to take a photo holding a unique phrase or their own name on it and send it to you.
If they are on Twitter, read through historic tweets to see if the story they tell matches up to the same the person you are prospectively dating. If you see it shown with a watermark or in other settings like modeling websites, it’s likely a fake. Become a Photo Detective “This just takes it to the next level,” Knutsson says.Look for detail in photos — wedding rings, locations, activities, time of day, how they are dressed — to see if it matches.Derailing You from the Dating Site Red flags should be raised if, right off the bat, they want to get you to instant message or email, taking you off of the dating site where you originally met.Tip: Always create and use a unique email address that is different than your personal and professional addresses when setting up a dating website profile. Too Serious, Too Soon Watch out for someone rushing things.