Suspecting a Profile to be Fake. What Makes You Suspicious? Why Do People Make Fake Profiles?

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    Mar 25, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    I am sure everyone at one point, whether on this website or another, viewed a profile, skimmed through all the pictures and thought "This looks like a completely fake profile" or "This can't be his body".

    I definitely had these thoughts run through my mind while looking. I've viewed profiles and have the suspicion that they are:

    1. Completely fake - I've seen pictures of professional models being used. I mean, come on people.

    2. Real face and fake body - The body pics are not consist at all.

    3. Fake face and real body (well, not really, who the hell would do that?)

    I do give people the benefit of the doubt for the most part unless it is blatantly fake.

    It makes me wonder. Why the hell would anyone do this? Insecurities perhaps? Crazy maybe? Boredom possibly?

    What do you think?
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    I've seen some desperate guys to go to even further lengths to make fake Facebook pages. You can tell by the pics and posts on their wall if they're legit or not.

    It's pretty sad if they're that desperate for attention
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    i have had no less than six profiles made with my pictures. There is one guy from DC who has done it over and over again, on Facebook, BigMuscle and on Realjock. He has several fake profiles on here.

    It is a poor self-image bordering on a delusion. It is tragically sad. It is why I never hesitate to webcam to chat with someone just so that I know who they are and I can prove who I am.

    When I see a super hot guy and they (1) have no candid shots at all, everything looks professional and (2) dont cam at all, I doubt them. I am sorry.
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    Its funny to me when someone will have a profile and they use more than one person's body for their body shots. For example, their nipples or abs or something will be slightly different in each pic. Or they will have a mole in one pic and not the other. Just makes me laugh actually.

    I try not to suspect people are fake until I get a good indicator, but when someone is absolutely gorgeous, unverified, and their profile info or captions just doesn't look like something that person would day, I can't help but wonder. I guess that is me just jumping to conclusions...
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    Another week, another thread on fake profiles. Since there's so much interest in the subject here are some others (that wouldn't paste into URLs):

    RJ guys are hot, if real (3/25/11):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1454425

    Are you really who you say you are? (3/25/11):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1454515

    Why do people put 99 for their age in profiles? (3/25/11):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1454479

    Fake Profiles (3/20/11):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1443989/

    Fake Profiles (3/8/11):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1421577

    Fake Profiles (9/25/10):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1157242

    Edited: Suggestions to improve the current message board situation (fake profiles, multiple crazy, belligerent posting) (9/4/10):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1126857

    Fake Profiles (9/2/10):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1122840

    Hidden Members, Fake Profiles, and the Closet (8/9/10):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1079173

    Funny thought about fake profiles OR Ellaborate image search techniques (8/21/09):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/632208

    Listing Some Faker Profiles Who Aren’t Me ! (1/14/09):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/392154

    Fake Profile and how to identify them (12/17/08 ):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/366724

    How do you spot a FAKE profile? (11/11/08 ):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/335515

    Fake Profiles (6/17/08 ):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/207311

    Fake Profiles: Tips for Telling (7/7/07):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/17489
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    There's a somewhat similar thread also running here, you might want to check:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1454515

    I'm rather good at sniffing out fake profiles, perhaps my law enforcement investigation training & skills, and my general attention to small details. I can spot a discrepancy at 20 yards.

    Difficult to give a definitive answer here, because it's based on a thousand things, that just blend into a gut instinct that sets off the alarm bells. And then you start to analyze in depth, looking for some real evidence, which can take countless forms.

    A clearly edited photo, for instance, or contradictory profile info, conflicting dates, incorrect geographical data, all kinds of errors. Phonies usually can't sustain the lie for very long.
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI am sure everyone at one point, whether on this website or another, viewed a profile, skimmed through all the pictures and thought "This looks like a completely fake profile" or "This can't be his body".

    I definitely had these thoughts run through my mind while looking. I've viewed profiles and have the suspicion that they are:

    1. Completely fake - I've seen pictures of professional models being used. I mean, come on people.

    2. Real face and fake body - The body pics are not consist at all.

    3. Fake face and real body (well, not really, who the hell would do that?)

    I do give people the benefit of the doubt for the most part unless it is blatantly fake.

    It makes me wonder. Why the hell would anyone do this? Insecurities perhaps? Crazy maybe? Boredom possibly?

    What do you think?


    How come you hate fake profiles so much, you're on a pretty epic crusade against them. Some of the nicest people on RJ use fake pictures so if that's what they feel they need to do to feel comfortable hereIt's not really any of my business. If I find out a profile is fake but the real person behind it has the same personality, I wouldn't unfriend the guy.

    Besides I would say the most egregious fabrications tend to be located in peoples' self descriptions anyway. Go read the "About Me" of someone you don't like. I bet it will surprise you. But for some reason, nobody considers that a crime.

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    Mar 25, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
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    AvadaKedavra saidI am sure everyone at one point, whether on this website or another, viewed a profile, skimmed through all the pictures and thought "This looks like a completely fake profile" or "This can't be his body".



    How come you hate fake profiles so much, you're on a pretty epic crusade against them. Some of the nicest people on RJ use fake pictures so if that's what they feel they need to do to feel comfortable hereIt's not really any of my business. If I find out a profile is fake but the real person behind it has the same personality, I wouldn't unfriend the guy.

    Besides I would say the most egregious fabrications tend to be located in peoples' self descriptions anyway. Go read the "About Me" of someone you don't like. I bet it will surprise you. But for some reason, nobody considers that a crime.



    I hate fake profiles because of having my pics stolen to be used without my permission for some reason that I dont know. Have it happen once and you dont think about it. Have it happen multiple times and you begin to realize that the person doing this IS violating the rights of the person pictured.

    I found out about RealJock because someone had stolen my pix from another site and made one here of me and was hitting on guys all over. The problem is that he started hitting on real friends of mine.

    No lie, I had a person with a fake profile of me on facebook send me a friend request. That is unsettling. It is analogous to stalking.
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    Even worse might be the deception factor.

    How many people have met somebody, but the person looks noticeably different than their photo? It's them...but not really.

    Everybody wants to look their best and I can appreciate that...but go too far...and it gives me the creepy feeling that the guy is manipulative and dishonest.
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
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    AvadaKedavra saidI am sure everyone at one point, whether on this website or another, viewed a profile, skimmed through all the pictures and thought "This looks like a completely fake profile" or "This can't be his body".



    How come you hate fake profiles so much, you're on a pretty epic crusade against them. Some of the nicest people on RJ use fake pictures so if that's what they feel they need to do to feel comfortable hereIt's not really any of my business. If I find out a profile is fake but the real person behind it has the same personality, I wouldn't unfriend the guy.

    Besides I would say the most egregious fabrications tend to be located in peoples' self descriptions anyway. Go read the "About Me" of someone you don't like. I bet it will surprise you. But for some reason, nobody considers that a crime.



    I hate fake profiles because of having my pics stolen to be used without my permission for some reason that I dont know. Have it happen once and you dont think about it. Have it happen multiple times and you begin to realize that the person doing this IS violating the rights of the person pictured.

    I found out about RealJock because someone had stolen my pix from another site and made one here of me and was hitting on guys all over. The problem is that he started hitting on real friends of mine.

    No lie, I had a person with a fake profile of me on facebook send me a friend request. That is unsettling. It is analogous to stalking.


    Ok that's fair, but i think you represent a smaller portion of the perspective on why guys hate fakes. In your case you are 100% justified. I guess what I am trying to say is that the definition of what a fake profile is should be diversified beyond simply pictures. There are plenty of hot guys who fabricate information about themselves, their lives, personailties and experiences but that does not seem to resonate with people the same way that having a fake profile would.

    I guess their just disappointed because it rules out the possibility of sex with the person and they feel like they misinvested energy into someone they would have deemed worthy of sex based on the original photo.

    I do agree that running around with another guys photo is pretty grimy, but the criteria for calling a profile fake should be expanded. But that wont happen because then a lot of attracted people would get thrown in the fake pile too.
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI am sure everyone at one point, whether on this website or another, viewed a profile, skimmed through all the pictures and thought "This looks like a completely fake profile" or "This can't be his body".

    I definitely had these thoughts run through my mind while looking. I've viewed profiles and have the suspicion that they are:

    1. Completely fake - I've seen pictures of professional models being used. I mean, come on people.

    2. Real face and fake body - The body pics are not consist at all.

    3. Fake face and real body (well, not really, who the hell would do that?)

    I do give people the benefit of the doubt for the most part unless it is blatantly fake.

    It makes me wonder. Why the hell would anyone do this? Insecurities perhaps? Crazy maybe? Boredom possibly?

    What do you think?


    I didn't answer the actual topic question. Let me try again so that I don't go down as a thread derailer.

    People make fake profiles in part or in whole because they spend their entire lives restricted by the way that they look. They understand that they are denied intimate access to certain people because they would never want to engage them based on the way they look. The desire to liberate ones self from restriction crops up in every area of society.People go camping to liberate themselves from the constraints of civilization. People go to parties and clubs to liberate themselves from pressure to conform to societal norms that they would frequently break if they could. People eat at the heart attack grill to liberate themselves from a world that is nagging them to be health conscious.

    Think about why people play videogames. People want to experience things that they cannot experience in their real life, shooting killing fighting etc. They know that they are banned from doing all of these things in the real world.

    People who make fake profiles are no different. Being someone attractive online allows them access to a world that they are consistently excluded from in reality. It lets them get a feel for what they were missing. It lets them talk to their dream guy without fear of being rejected based on their appearance. Some of the coolest people I have met online have been fakes. But when I found out they were fakes I wanted to be mad but couldn't. Because if I had seen the real them I probably would not have been as interested in talking with them initially and never would have gotten to know them. I realized that I can't be pissed at people for making fake profiles because I am a living example of why they do it in the first place.

    I think there is also an element of vengance in using a fake profile because you realize that you are stealing time from shallow guys who will not get any pay off from the interaction. If attractive guys only talk to other attractive guys, and you get one of them to talk to you then you have created a small rupture in a system that has probably caused you a lot of sufferring over the course of your life time. So they have no mercy for the people they deceive.




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    Mar 25, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    I like bake profiles. They have delicious baked goods inside =o
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    Mar 25, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Profiles that have 50 pictures, are not verified, and have no info, I am often a little suspicious about, and also if every pic is taken with a different phone and in a different bathroom. One thing that sometimes catches fake profiles up is if in some torso shots they are an 'outie' and in some others an 'innie'. Without surgery, that is something you can't change.
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    Mar 25, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    mixtape saidOne thing that sometimes catches fake profiles up is if in some torso shots they are an 'outie' and in some others an 'innie'. Without surgery, that is something you can't change.


    Correction. Maybe they are pregnant and they got the pregnant woman outie. DUH! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 25, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI like bake profiles. They have delicious baked goods inside =o


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    Mar 25, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    Hmmmm ... this reminds me of the RJ profile, THEONSLAUGHT icon_eek.gif or onslaught icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    He was real in a sense that his body was completely touched by photoshop.
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    Mar 26, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI like bake profiles. They have delicious baked goods inside =o


    I love this guy!! His posts always crack me up!!

    BTW, I have had SEVEN fake profiles made from my pictures. One guy was a stalker who made several of them and then taunted me with them.

    Another guy stole my pictures and made a fake Facebook profile and then sent me a friend request to My Facebook page. I am sorry, but that is creepy as shit and very disturbing. Perhaps I am not the guy to be making any comments; I am extremely biased.
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    Mar 26, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
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    Ariodante saidI like bake profiles. They have delicious baked goods inside =o


    I love this guy!! His posts always crack me up!!

    BTW, I have had SEVEN fake profiles made from my pictures. One guy was a stalker who made several of them and then taunted me with them.

    Another guy stole my pictures and made a fake Facebook profile and then sent me a friend request to My Facebook page. I am sorry, but that is creepy as shit and very disturbing. Perhaps I am not the guy to be making any comments; I am extremely biased.


    Guys in your situation have a right to be mad. That was not very nice what happened to you.
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    Mar 26, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
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    Ariodante saidI like bake profiles. They have delicious baked goods inside =o


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    I am so good at making smiley faces..........

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    Mar 26, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    I laughed my butt off when I saw this profile in the latest RJ newsletter:

    http://www.realjock.com/Khien

    Because he tried to photoshop a verification pic:

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    from his main user pic:

    402098_770542.jpg

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    Mar 26, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    paradox saidI laughed my butt off when I saw this profile in the latest RJ newsletter:

    http://www.realjock.com/Khien

    Because he tried to photoshop a verification pic:

    402098_772580.jpg

    from his main user pic:

    402098_770542.jpg




    Silly boy, underestimating the RJ moderator analytical skills...

    Not surprised he hasn't been verified yet.
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    I dunno. I think it has something to do with boredom, loneliness, and maybe trying to live a fantasy. I also suspect some of these fakers are women. Their husbands probably ignore them most of the time. So they go online to chat with hot guys that are emotionally available.
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    Ariodante saidI like bake profiles. They have delicious baked goods inside =o


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    I am so good at making smiley faces..........

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    Why does it have two night stands at it sides =o?
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI dunno. I think it has something to do with boredom, loneliness, and maybe trying to live a fantasy. I also suspect some of these fakers are women. Their husbands probably ignore them most of the time. So they go online to chat with hot guys that are emotionally available.


    haha that would be hilarious if some of these guys are women.
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    Mar 26, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    We are beating a dead horse because this topic has been discussed countless times. If it is a fake profile, than just pass it by. Otherwise it is no big deal.