Tineye has captured photos on a wide variety of sites, including parts of wikipedia and several dating sites, so it may help you to identify use of public figures' photos and to find other dating profiles using the same photos.
like all photo searching software, it is limited, and may not identify edited or cropped photos.
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This thread has been created to highlight and explain some of those characteristics.
Note that this thread contains a more "in-depth" look at scammers.
-If the person is a female, is she using sexy (e.g.
swimsuit, lingerie, unbuttoned top, provocative photos etc.) photos of a young woman (under 30 years old), or does she quickly send this type of photos to you?
If you do find a photo using tineye or google and confront a scammer about it, the vast majority of the time the scammer will simply claim to be real person in the photos, and will claim that someone else has stolen his or her photos to scam. For this reason, we do not recommend telling scammers that you have found their photos.
If you are using firefox, there are add-ons for photo searching that make searching easier.
is a search site, similar to google, that analyzes and catalogs photos across many internet sites.
When you submit a photo to Tineye, it will search for a match to that photo in its catalog.
A "yes" answer to one or more of the above questions should be a clear warning sign.
If the photos don't look like "model" photos, consider the following questions.-Are the photos clear and of a reasonable size/resolution?
If not, is the person able to send you a larger version of the posted photos on request?