Do you trust your partner? Nowadays, it is easy to create a fake online profile. You can craft a new identity in just a few minutes — and the possibilities are both endless and frightening. Protect yourself by checking out your partner’s background with TruthFinder.
When someone creates a fake identity, they usually have a shady motive. If you’re talking to someone and your gut is telling you something is wrong, verifying their identity with common search engines won’t help. Google tends to only show recently indexed information. Fortunately, a TruthFinder membership can give you an insider’s look into almost anyone’s background, including your own!
Follow your intuition and search for their name. Do your homework before you give them your trust. Here are five warning signs that you might be getting played.
1. They Look Too Good To Be True
If your potential date looks familiar, then they might be using a phony pic. If you’re talking to an Instagram-worthy hot date, complete with six-pack abs in a topless selfie with a flashy smile to boot, be warned. You either won the dating game lottery or that person grabbed that pic online.
2. They Say “I Love You” Too Soon
Now, this is a no-brainer. In real life, people don’t confess their love as quick as lightning. If you are casually chatting and they profess their instant love in the next minute, stop. There’s no such thing as love at first sight online. If they have never met you personally, they have no right to call you “the love of their life.”
3. Sparse Profile Or No Social Media Accounts
Search that person’s name online and see what comes up. Unless they are a hermit who has not touched base with civilization for decades, a genuine person can usually be found somewhere online. If not, they might be using a fake account with an assumed name.
Fake accounts usually have no image. If they have one, all it takes is a reverse Google image search to find the true source of their profile picture. A scammer’s profile is usually not updated or is unusually new. They also lack common social interactions and online activity.
If you can see just a handful of friends or connections on their social media profile, chances are high that their real account is somewhere else. A good tip before you accept their friend request is to check if you have mutual friends. If you don’t have any shared connections, forget it.
4. They Boast About Their Earnings
Talking to someone who says they’re earning close to a million a year? Good for them, but do you really believe it? Most millionaires are far too occupied to add people and to chat with random strangers all day.
Another red flag is when somebody asks for your private details in order to “get to know you.” Are they asking you for money or your bank account information? Report or block them at once.
Trust your instincts. If you feel hesitant, back out. If you aren’t satisfied with what Google says about a person’s identity, check out what TruthFinder says. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.