How To Catch A Scammer! Use The Photos!

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How To Catch A Scammer! Use The Photos!

Anti-Scam Tip - Be Smart Against Romance Scammers!You Know Scammers Steal Photos Right?

But did you know that there is hidden data in most photos?

In almost all photos taken with digital cameras, there is something called “EXIF” or Meta Data embedded in the photo data file.  You can use this data to tell something about the photo.

There are several FREE online tools that can display this data, simply by uploading a photo.  If it is an original photo directly from the camera that data will be there.

Free Exif Data Display Websites:

An Example Of Exif/Meta Data:

EXIF Generated Data

EXIF Generated Data

EXIF Data Generated Map

EXIF Data Generated Map – this comes from the GPS Information Stored In The Photo.

With the Meta Data, you can see what camera took the photo, where it was taken, and when it was taken.

If it is not an original photo – meaning that it was edited or resized, ask why they would do that?  But the EXIF data will even tell you which editor it was done in.  If there is no data, that too is a clue, meaning it was probably copied from the screen.

Every bit of information helps you make an informed decision about the person you are connected with.


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Please do a check on “Albert Walker” on facebook. ugh. He’s duping my friend into believing he’s really coming to visit next month. Can’t wait to hear what type of “Emergency” he’ll come up with and need her to send money to help him. I hate this stuff!

I am so concerned for my friend. She has already given money to a man she fell in “love” with even though they never met. He didn’t actually ask for the money so that is the twist. They had numerous telephone conversations which created a bond. She is a compassionate woman. He revealed information to her that convinced her that he was for real. One item was his bank account statement that revealed that he is a “rich” man. He gave her the hard luck story that Turkey required some kind of tax for the business that he ran there,… Read more »