How do you spot a FAKE profile?

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    Nov 11, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    After years on AOL, MySpace, Facebook and now Realjock, I've become very good at spotting fake profiles.

    Here are my top signs of a fake profile:

    1. Only one photo in the profile
    2. Even the basic information in the profile is left blank
    3. The pictures posted all appear to have been taken at the same time
    4. No location other than "United States"
    5. Profile says arms are 40 inches (Mr. O is 22 inches)
    6. Some of the photos posted you recognize from other real profiles
    7. Some of the photos you recognize from magazines

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    Nov 12, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    You made some good observations!
    Other considerations would be:
    Is the profile verified?
    Is the one photo on the profile fuzzy, no face showing?
    Then again I chatted off and on with someone named "Brock" from Hawaii for a couple of months and none of the criteria fit! (Except his private photos were obviously someone else)! Turned out he was a fake, though looking back at the information I was told he did seem too good to be true (a firefighter/paramedic studying to be a doctor...I could go on!!)
    I guess one can never be sure, trust your instincts - hope for the best! Never reveal what you don't want to be known and have fun while on the site!
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    Nov 12, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    It is just very disappointing to me when I find so many people online pretending to be someone else. How sad they would they're not good enough for anyone to want them as a friend or partner.

    With the billions of people in this world... there is someone for everyone out there... but no one likes a liar...
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    I've admitted this again and again and no one believes me. icon_cry.gif I'm not really human nor native to Earth. I swear. I'm sorry for lying. I do have a penile appendage tho.
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    I just avoid non-verified people unless ive met them in person. Why bother giving a fake profile positive return which just keeps the charade going....icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:20 AM GMT
    verified profiles are legit...
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    Nov 12, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    Most of the fakes I spot are pics of models or from other sites I have seen before. As for the verified profiles, gotta agree with kajakark about the way people can fake a "verified" profile. Although if they go through all that effort, they must really not like how they look.
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Nov 12, 2008 7:12 AM GMT
    If their thumbnail pic doesn't enlarge, it is an instant flag for me.
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    Nov 12, 2008 7:22 AM GMT
    kajakark saidactually verified profiles aren't legit. sure take a pic of yourself with your number, submit it, put a couple pics of yourself on your profile then once you're verified take your pics off and put someone else pics on and tah dah. you're a verified liar, haha. i don't rely on pics that's why i invested in a cam. beat THAT. actually don't beat it cause i can't afford another one.



    Whoa, you may have violated some "RJ Verified Club" rule kajakark, careful you may be hunted down and stun gunned for that. is it REALLY that easy.... so funny man, all of the sanctimonious verified members must be soiling themselves now realizing how easily this system can be duped.
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    Nov 12, 2008 7:32 AM GMT
    If someone has "jock" in their name, it's a total fake. No one needs to try that hard.
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    Nov 12, 2008 7:35 AM GMT
    There are the obvious clues and there is also instinct. It's usually pretty easy to tell. Also, real people are much more open to meeting, exchanging numbers, exchanging more pics. Any hedging and you pretty much know you have a fake on your hands.
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    Nov 12, 2008 7:37 AM GMT
    if someone sends you a message and says someone is using your pictures to make another profile on the same website although hes 27 and in san francisco...then miraculously they live in sacremento 3 weeks later after reporting them icon_lol.gif


    lol personal expierence icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 7:39 AM GMT
    There is a guy on here now. The pictures are totally smoken hot... however I'm on to this guy.

    He's got a bigger build then me.. he's 6'2, i'm 6'0 and hes got a muscular build. I've got that soccer player build. I'm 175lbs and he claims to be 130 something...

    Thats not possible. I want to post the link to his profile in here but i'm not in the mood for drama... Maybe if he starts posting threads for attention i'll be tempted too.
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:53 AM GMT
    When numbers in their dimensions don't match their pictures... and just trusting instinct... and def when their pics are just thumbnails... I have always wondered if people think I'm fake because all my pictures seem to be from the same day even though they are months and sometimes years apart (i tend not to age like i should and keep the same hair)...
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    Nov 12, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    Well... I am insulted. According to some ofyou... I am a fake! HA lol

    "Here are my top signs of a fake profile:"

    1. Only one photo in the profile
    I'm too embarrased now about my size to post "recent pics of me. My demenisons don't match up with my pic cause that pic was taken several years ago--I have serious body image problems. I haven't allowed anyone to take a picture of me in hmmm... five-six years now. Thus, I have only one picture posted.Oddly enough... i still look that same age. lol

    2. Even the basic information in the profile is left blank
    Ya ya I know... I'm lazy. I keep wanting to fill everything out... hopefully in a week or two when schoo, calms down.

    3. The pictures posted all appear to have been taken at the same time
    See #1

    4. No location other than "United States"
    HA 1 point for me! Kennebunkport, Maine

    5. Profile says arms are 40 inches (Mr. O is 22 inches)
    Who is Mr. O?

    6. Some of the photos posted you recognize from other real profiles
    Nope

    7. Some of the photos you recognize from magazines
    I'd die If I ws hot enough to be in a magazine or clothing catalog.

    I guess I'm just pointing out that... even if someone doesn't fit the criteria above... don't always assume the person is a fake--then again how are you to know that anyone who does fit the criteria above is actually real? There are some swifty people out there. Identites and pics can be stolen from sites like myspace and facebook.


    BTW... what is this verified thing that some are talking about?
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 12, 2008 12:24 PM GMT
    I am a fake profile. I only have one pic. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Everyone is fake, I'm the only real one, you're all part of my imagination.

    Help the matrix has me!
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    Nov 12, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    Sean_85 said... however I'm on to this guy.

    He's got a bigger build then me.. he's 6'2, i'm 6'0 and hes got a muscular build. I've got that soccer player build. I'm 175lbs and he claims to be 130 something...


    6'2" at < 140 lbs = skinny bitch.

    I'm 6'2", and in my profile picture, I was at about 160. And I'm a skinny bitch.
    I'm with ya, I call bullshit.
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    Nov 12, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    My hair is green
    My eyes are purple.
    My shirt is flourescent yellow.

    If these colors don't look right to you...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 12, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    Hey, I've tried to tell people the truth -- that I'm really a 4 foot tall mongolian midget with one arm, and I just play "CuriousJock" on the internet -- but no one believes me icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    1) Is the man impossibly attractive?
    2) Are the shots professional enough to appear in mens vogue?
    3) Is it verfied?


    Here's me with professional lighting, Y'know just advertising Aussiebum. icon_smile.gif

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    Nov 12, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    Quit whining Jim LOL. (BIGSETXJOCK).

    Like the story about the happy ending at "The Q" was real? LOL. Just kidding. Great visual Jim!!!.

    Dallas misses ya!

    Oh, yeah, I have a 14 inch pee pee. LMAO. Yeah, right!

    Yeah, when I see Sagi's picture in a profile, I know it's fake. Sagi is to busy making money to post on Real Jock.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:18 PM GMT

    I cam with anyone I like or am interested in talking with.

    I can retouch the living crap out of a photo. Photos of any kind are bullshit. I could take a fantastic pic of me holding a RealJock123 card that would look sooo much better than the photo of me up there.

    ALSO, after some very unpleasant experiences on here shared by several others including PeanutButterJelly and several others who frequent the chat room, hell will freeze over before I'll put up another face pic. There are some really, really scary people out there. Sometimes they are deleted from the site and they make a new account. UGH!

    Anything but cam can be faked. I've cammed with a few guys I swore were fake, and they turned out to be real.
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    Nov 13, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    Somebody above said any guy with "jock" in part of his name is a "total fake". I guess the guys who've met me or know me would have a laugh on that one.

    So you mean that I'm really an out of shape housewife from Pitchfork, Arkansas sitting here chewing on a hamburger with my hair up in curlers - watching soaps?
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    Nov 13, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    I have only One photo in my profile, and since that has been abused here too at RJ. It's the only one that will ever be here!

    Yet I am verified, and a supporter too!