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sarah.boateng34@yahoo.com - scammers playing with their photos!

[email protected] – scammers playing with their photos!

Scammers Are Adapting

Scammers are learning to overcome some of the clues we use to quickly identify them.

One of these areas are the photos that are both their greatest weapon and also their liability.  If we can recognize a person who’s photos have been used before, it’s an instant lose for them.

So now they are playing games with the photos to make it harder for us – for normal people to recognize them as repeat scammers.


New Photo Techniques

ONE:  Make Them Dark!

An example of a darkened photo - making it harder to recognize the person

An example of a darkened scammer photo – making it harder to recognize the person

While this is not a perfect solution, it does show they are thinking about how to fix their problems with their stolen photos.  It will also make it harder for both Google and the higher end dating sites to use facial recognition software that has to be coming to combat this plague.


TWO:  Make Them Fuzzy

susanabernard@rocketmail.com - an example of purposely making images unfocused and fuzzy to make it hard to recognize

[email protected] – an example of purposely making images unfocused and fuzzy to make it hard to recognize

Here again, this would make it harder to recognize repeat faces, and to use facial recognition software.  Plus it overcomes the problem with many of the stolen photos that are perfect photos by professionals, now these look more like real people shots.