RJ Profiles - Too Good To Be True?

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    Sep 08, 2013 2:28 PM GMT
    Hi men. Rather new to RJ, and would appreciate some feedback. How can you tell if a profile is fake? Are there steps I can take to find out? I tend to follow the rule, "if it's too good to be true, then it probably is." But there is always that possibility that the profile that does seem TGTBT is genuine. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks men
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    Sep 08, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/17489
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    Sep 08, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    Do a google image search. Copy and paste the image on google and see what results you get. If it's a stolen pic, it will become obvious from all the hits you will find leading to tumbler or model sites.
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    Sep 08, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    PR_GMR saidDo a google image search. Copy and paste the image on google and see what results you get. If it's a stolen pic, it will become obvious from all the hits you will find leading to tumbler or model sites.

    yeah that's probably one of the best options. God bless you Google.
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    Sep 08, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    Check the guy is verified (im not saying every non verified profile is fake, but at least you know the verified ones are real)
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    Sep 08, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    LorTO saidHi men. Rather new to RJ, and would appreciate some feedback. How can you tell if a profile is fake? Are there steps I can take to find out? I tend to follow the rule, "if it's too good to be true, then it probably is." But there is always that possibility that the profile that does seem TGTBT is genuine. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks men


    Look in the upper right corner of a guy's profile and it will say "VERIFIED" or not on the red bar. Those who have been verified are assuredly real. The RJ staff reviews a picture submitted by the account holder in which he holds up a piece of paper with "RealJock 123" written on it. The staff cross-checks it with other photos the member has put up and if it's the same person, you know he's real.

    There are plenty of real members who have not been verified as well.

    I feel like fakes are just obvious. I've never been duped by a fake profile on the Internet.
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    Sep 09, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    Don't put too much faith into the verification thing. We've had several verified profiles that turned out to be fakes.

    Fakers aim high. They almost always use pics of really good looking guys. Some popular sources to steal images: Facebook, Body Spaces, Model Mayhem, Sean Cody, Instagram, Guys With iphones, etc.

    A reverse image search on Google will weed out 90% of the fakers. The rest is common sense and picking up little hints from what they wrote about themselves in their profile.
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    Sep 09, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    Unfortunately, as xrichx said, not all are RJ profiles that are verified are real. I learned that the hard way.
    But there are so few men here who actually ever get together (and more power to those who do) that it hardly even matters sometimes.
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    Sep 09, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't put too much faith into the verification thing. We've had several verified profiles that turned out to be fakes.

    Fakers aim high. They almost always use pics of really good looking guys. Some popular sources to steal images: Facebook, Body Spaces, Model Mayhem, Sean Cody, Instagram, Guys With iphones, etc.

    A reverse image search on Google will weed out 90% of the fakers. The rest is common sense and picking up little hints from what they wrote about themselves in their profile.


    This. Also, are they willing to video chat (i.e. skype) or not? Have they met other RJ'rs in real life, or not?
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    Sep 30, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
    Use this program to search images. I found out a guy I was interested in was fake and he was taking photos from a german porn site.

    http://www.tineye.com