Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face. ( Archived) (37)

Feb 5, 2018 9:21 PM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Hi people and welcome to my thread.
I know that these sites attract loads of false profiles and people just wanting to hook up even though their profile says different. What are the triggers that you see that make you suspect a profile to be false from the first connection and how do you differentiate a real profile from all the false ones. Is there anything you just don't trust in a profile or when it is told to you that is a auto reject trigger? Do you have any key questions that you use for probing if someone is real or not and at what stage in meeting does trust start to form with a online connection?
I get lots of people that start out seeming to be real and just interested in making a real connection but all to often they end up being cons or wanting money or some other sob story that is supposed to have me feel sorry for them and cough up, not that I do.Is it really possible to meet someone online these days and just know that they are who they say they are or do you hold out in any form of trust till after you have met in person and spent real time with them to evaluate just how genuine they are? How do we prove beyond reasonable doubt that what is told in a profile is real and how do we verify any of it? is it possible?All these false profiles make it hard for those genuine people, like myself, to make real and meaningful connections because from the start, people are suspicious, including myself, of what the motivations are for their initial connection. How dioes a genuine person make their profile stand out above the rest so that when first read, it shows something other than the norm and have the reader wanting to know more?
Your thoughts. Thanks. :)
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Feb 5, 2018 10:27 PM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
ladyoftoday
ladyoftodayladyoftodayunknown, Wyoming USA28 Posts
Right and wrong...good and evil...i hope so....no fun being wrong or evil!
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Feb 5, 2018 11:21 PM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
rainbowdream2017
rainbowdream2017rainbowdream2017Melbourne, Victoria Australia21 Threads 2 Polls 5,453 Posts
GregKeegan: Hi people and welcome to my thread.
I know that these sites attract loads of false profiles and people just wanting to hook up even though their profile says different. What are the triggers that you see that make you suspect a profile to be false from the first connection and how do you differentiate a real profile from all the false ones. Is there anything you just don't trust in a profile or when it is told to you that is a auto reject trigger? Do you have any key questions that you use for probing if someone is real or not and at what stage in meeting does trust start to form with a online connection?
I get lots of people that start out seeming to be real and just interested in making a real connection but all to often they end up being cons or wanting money or some other sob story that is supposed to have me feel sorry for them and cough up, not that I do.Is it really possible to meet someone online these days and just know that they are who they say they are or do you hold out in any form of trust till after you have met in person and spent real time with them to evaluate just how genuine they are? How do we prove beyond reasonable doubt that what is told in a profile is real and how do we verify any of it? is it possible?All these false profiles make it hard for those genuine people, like myself, to make real and meaningful connections because from the start, people are suspicious, including myself, of what the motivations are for their initial connection. How dioes a genuine person make their profile stand out above the rest so that when first read, it shows something other than the norm and have the reader wanting to know more?
Your thoughts. Thanks. :)
Oh that's so sweet and sencire way to share your fears and seek other people experience and ideas. If is too good to be true, it usually is. I suggest, don't offer or give away too soon your email address, scammers collects emails and sell it, as well scammer can huck into your computer. I wouldn't even accept picture from another person that i do not know well as that pick may carry bug uh oh Take time in getting to know someone.teddybear Good luck.wine
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Feb 5, 2018 11:28 PM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,573 Posts
Like the saying- if its too good to be true, it probably isnt...

Things to watch for- Studio photograph, Phd or masters degree with spelling mistakes, no children, aged 37, seeking much older men, numbers in their profile name, offering their email address in the first message...
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Feb 5, 2018 11:41 PM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
rainbowdream2017
rainbowdream2017rainbowdream2017Melbourne, Victoria Australia21 Threads 2 Polls 5,453 Posts
pat8lanips: Like the saying- if its too good to be true, it probably isnt...

Things to watch for- Studio photograph, Phd or masters degree with spelling mistakes, no children, aged 37, seeking much older men, numbers in their profile name, offering their email address in the first message...
I make spelling mistakes and it doesn't make me scammer tongue laugh Thanks for correction in quote. laugh Yeah, scammers are all Phd well educated rolling on the floor laughing in scamming.handshake
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Feb 6, 2018 4:10 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Callistee
CallisteeCallisteeAtlanta, Georgia USA63 Posts
GregKeegan: Is it really possible to meet someone online these days and just know that they are who they say they are or do you hold out in any form of trust till after you have met in person and spent real time with them to evaluate just how genuine they are? How do we prove beyond reasonable doubt that what is told in a profile is real and how do we verify any of it? is it possible?


I feel comfortable to reply only to people I know from forums and blogs. Scammers are easy to notice and they reveal themselves fast, but there are too many people who simply - lie. There are many people who speak English perfectly, for example, but tell some imaginary life stories. You simply 'feel' there's something wrong with their profile, their story, although everything 'seems right'. It's hard to explain, but I'm very scared of those...

I think that there's no way to absolutely prove that people are honest. Even if you speak with them on the phone or have a video chat - you still cannot be 100% sure that everything they said about themselves is true. Sometimes you just have to take 'a leap of faith', I guess. smile
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Feb 6, 2018 4:18 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
rainbowdream2017
rainbowdream2017rainbowdream2017Melbourne, Victoria Australia21 Threads 2 Polls 5,453 Posts
Callistee: I feel comfortable to reply only to people I know from forums and blogs. Scammers are easy to notice and they reveal themselves fast, but there are too many people who simply - lie. There are many people who speak English perfectly, for example, but tell some imaginary life stories. You simply 'feel' there's something wrong with their profile, their story, although everything 'seems right'. It's hard to explain, but I'm very scared of those...

I think that there's no way to absolutely prove that people are honest. Even if you speak with them on the phone or have a video chat - you still cannot be 100% sure that everything they said about themselves is true. Sometimes you just have to take 'a leap of faith', I guess.
True.wine My suggestion is: follow you're instict and logic and don't gamble with faith ...ask questions when something is not clear and even if you get lie or half truth, eventually you will figure out.cheers
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Feb 6, 2018 4:19 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
pat8lanips: Like the saying- if its too good to be true, it probably isnt...

Things to watch for- Studio photograph, Phd or masters degree with spelling mistakes, no children, aged 37, seeking much older men, numbers in their profile name, offering their email address in the first message...


That all sounds right to me thumbs up

A good rule of thumb is, if you know they wouldn't look twice at you in real life, but are extremely interested in you here, they are up to no good.
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Feb 6, 2018 4:24 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 5,748 Posts
pat8lanips: Like the saying- if its too good to be true, it probably isnt...

Things to watch for- Studio photograph, Phd or masters degree with spelling mistakes, no children, aged 37, seeking much older men, numbers in their profile name, offering their email address in the first message...


Im 39 with no children...with numbers in my profile name.
Hhhmmm.

I must be a fake.....roll eyes
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Feb 6, 2018 4:28 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
rainbowdream2017: I make spelling mistakes and it doesn't make me scammer Thanks for correction in quote. Yeah, scammers are all Phd well educated in scamming.
Well if you ever stop making spelling mistakes we will all know somebody has stolen your profile like Pats was
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Feb 6, 2018 4:30 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Deedee123x: Im 39 with no children...with numbers in my profile name.
Hhhmmm. I must be a fake.....

Not Quite - Beautiful as you are wink - Ya don't have the PhD rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing lips lips lips
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Feb 6, 2018 4:34 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
rainbowdream2017
rainbowdream2017rainbowdream2017Melbourne, Victoria Australia21 Threads 2 Polls 5,453 Posts
Deedee123x: Im 39 with no children...with numbers in my profile name.
Hhhmmm.

I must be a fake.....
I have numbers in my profile name too so that makes us already two fake. I am sure more old 'fake' forumers will come forward with numbers in profile name. rolling on the floor laughing
cheers I am confident that sweet old Pat didn't meant to insoult any of us genuine people, he just genuinely made booboo generalisations from some previous experience with scammers.handshake
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Feb 6, 2018 4:59 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 5,748 Posts
MikeD12: Not Quite - Beautiful as you are - Ya don't have the PhD


Nor should half the people on here who claim they r einteins sweetie wink
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Feb 6, 2018 5:22 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
truheart1941
truheart1941truheart1941brentwood, Essex, England UK69 Threads 1 Polls 31,010 Posts
Deedee123x: Im 39 with no children...with numbers in my profile name.
Hhhmmm.

I must be a fake.....
......FACKEY/FACKEY/FACKEY...........tongue tongue rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing grin
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Feb 6, 2018 5:27 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 5,748 Posts
truheart1941: ......FACKEY/FACKEY/FACKEY...........


Ya pup!! tongue
Ill show u fake ( insert boxing emoji here)

mumbling
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Feb 6, 2018 5:30 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
truheart1941
truheart1941truheart1941brentwood, Essex, England UK69 Threads 1 Polls 31,010 Posts
Deedee123x: Ya pup!!
Ill show u fake ( insert boxing emoji here)
ahhhh you loves me really....dont you...grin
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Feb 6, 2018 5:31 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 5,748 Posts
truheart1941: ahhhh you loves me really....dont you...


Nope blues blues

grin grin
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Feb 6, 2018 5:32 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
truheart1941
truheart1941truheart1941brentwood, Essex, England UK69 Threads 1 Polls 31,010 Posts
Deedee123x: Nope
......WHA........???????rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Feb 6, 2018 6:23 AM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 5,748 Posts
truheart1941: ......WHA........???????


Ok maybe a weeny teeny bit.wink
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Feb 6, 2018 12:28 PM CST Knowing the difference between a real and fake profile and the problems genuine people face.
Geronimoliononline today!
Geronimoliononline today!GeronimolionSan Pedro Alcantara, Andalusia Spain79 Posts
@rainbowdream2017&DeeDee123x

We all know you both are fake dunno , so no ,problem rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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