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 beautyofspirit
Joined: 12/29/2011
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I have come across several profiles where people have used fake pictures. I have discovered an easy way to find out if the user is using a fake picture.
To find out if a pic is fake, open a new tab when you are online and bring up Google.
Click on the Images tab located at the top.
In the search box, there is a picture of a camera icon. Click on that icon.
Go back to your POF tab. You should have the user's profile up that you want to check.
Right click the user's picture.
Drag the user's pic to the top of your screen to the Google tab you have open. This will automatically open up that tab for you.
Drop the picture into the search box.
It will bring up any sites that pic has been found on.
 Pingshooter
Joined: 3/15/2009
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Posted: 6/4/2012 3:07:17 AM
...or...

Go to TinEye, and get their program. Then all you have to do is right click on the pick, and let it do it's thing.
TinEye will find if that picture is on the internet..works.
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 6/4/2012 3:34:32 AM
Using both isn't a bad idea. I have found recently, though, that TinEye misses tons of stuff that Google does not.
 NickDonlan
Joined: 1/22/2012
Msg: 4
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Posted: 6/4/2012 5:18:22 AM
Found out that a girl was sending my fake pics using this. Handy tool to have.
 tuomaslj
Joined: 5/22/2012
Msg: 5
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Posted: 6/4/2012 6:28:21 AM
I tried Google and TinEye with my own pictures thinking that it would direct me to my POF profile but nothing came up.
 grove_22
Joined: 1/30/2012
Msg: 6
How to find out if their pic is a fake
Posted: 6/4/2012 6:49:36 AM
It's not a bad suggestion. But both google and tineye are far from 100% attractive though. I uploaded some random photos that I got from the internet and these sites were unable to determine where these photos came from. Unless it is blatantly obvious, you wouldn't know for sure until you see that person face to face.
 MyHandsHurt
Joined: 4/9/2012
Msg: 7
How to find out if their pic is a fake
Posted: 6/4/2012 9:31:53 AM
I did that with one guy but nothing would come up. I have a mac so I had to cut and paste. Should I do it with some with a real picture?

This is great! Thank you.
 bmore_goat
Joined: 4/8/2009
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:44:59 AM
That's awesome...thanks!!!
 DeerTaint
Joined: 4/3/2012
Msg: 9
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:56:03 AM
Those methods aren't foolproof. But they can help.
 61mandude
Joined: 11/23/2011
Msg: 10
How to find out if their pic is a fake
Posted: 6/4/2012 10:10:45 AM
To make sure they are real get yahoo msgr with a web cam. After that they never reply again,,,if they do,,,good.
 btowncpl4u
Joined: 11/22/2011
Msg: 11
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Posted: 6/4/2012 10:36:24 AM
All anyone has to do these days is post/send a verification pic. EVERYONE has a smartphone with a camera these days. We've been aske don several occasions to snap a quick pick of the both of us holding a sign and we've had no problem doing so. If we suspect a fake, we simply ask them to take a quick photos holding up three fingers on left hand. If they do, great. If not, it's a confirmed fake. Very simple method.
 rbk183
Joined: 5/1/2012
Msg: 12
How to find out if their pic is a fake
Posted: 6/4/2012 10:51:09 AM
Thank you! good call.
 MistressOfHearts
Joined: 4/29/2012
Msg: 13
How to find out if their pic is a fake
Posted: 6/4/2012 11:01:04 AM
I still haven't found the point in sending or posting fake pictures. Aren't we all here to find a partner? Or friends?
I know I am.
 Purple_wings
Joined: 1/13/2012
Msg: 14
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Posted: 6/4/2012 7:36:44 PM
Thanks for sharing I will try this someday...I haven't met anyone posted fake pics just fake personalities
 neck romancer
Joined: 9/7/2006
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Posted: 6/4/2012 8:15:49 PM
ask for video chat!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:11:35 PM

The URL doesn't refer to an image, or the image is not publicly accessible.

That was for my blogger pic.

For my POF pic and facebook pic (which is the same pic), nada.

TinEye *did* find the blogger pic, but not the POF/facebook pic.

On the other hand -- *every* guy I've met from here did have his own pic up. Or if no pic up, matched the one he sent later. May be that I'm just lucky?
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 17
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:30:38 PM
So what happens if a person has their pic on the net elsewhere, such as a business website? It is not foolproof but as others say, may help. Does it direct you to the site that the pics are on?? If you decide to meet then that is the time to be disappointed or not.
 tc28376us
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:31:43 PM
or just Skype the person you are talking to, its easier and faster. i love skypeing myself.
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 19
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:32:19 PM
Mistressofhearts
No most people dont want friends, they want dates and then there are those that are only playing around, never intend to meet or lie about themselves in some way. Plenty of fakes pics or old ones.
 MementoMori32
Joined: 9/12/2011
Msg: 20
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:32:54 PM
Or...you can actually meet the person. Pics don't mean anything.
 MyNameWasTaken2
Joined: 2/14/2012
Msg: 21
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Posted: 6/4/2012 9:43:05 PM
Seriously? Why do people do this? I don't get it. Some sort of cheap thrill or?
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 22
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Posted: 6/5/2012 12:41:38 AM
I tried that a while ago, it didn't seem to work very well. No doubt in the future it will improve.

I don't see what it wrong with using skype if you want to verify.
 bhawk01
Joined: 12/24/2011
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Posted: 6/5/2012 3:00:31 AM
hmmmm apparently someone called steve2510 on here is using my photo....then i go on his profile and it says he has no photo.....weird????
 DomG79
Joined: 3/12/2011
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Posted: 6/5/2012 3:06:46 AM
Some lady used the pic of this girl I know. None of the info matched up, so I knew it wasn't her. I let my friend know, and I filed a complaint with POF. That profile was deleted.
 enjoyinlife83
Joined: 10/19/2011
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Posted: 6/18/2012 8:10:11 AM
I just tried this with google and tineye with one of my facebook pictures that I use on other social networking sites and it did not tell me about the other sites using this picture as the main image.
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