Online dating fake pictures on facebook

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Identity theft is nothing new, but it's on the rise.

Figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) show a 33 per cent increase in reported cases in 2014 alone.

“Both Tinder and Facebook have said that I need to give provide the account information for the fraudulent profiles, but as Tinder only shows the first name and age on each profile, its basically impossible,” she says.

So - as fake profiles on Tinder can be difficult to identify and the tech companies appear unwilling to help - is there anyway to ensure that your social media photos don’t fall into the hands of scammers?

The explosion of social media has made it easier than ever before for fraudsters to piece together false personas from details and photos posted online.

Last modified 04-Aug-2017 10:23