ALERT: DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU CHAT WITH? DO YOU KNOW IF THE SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE YOU USE IS LEGITIMATE? WHY PEOPLE MAKE THEMSELVES OTHERS? HOW TO IDENTIFY THEM AND AVOID FALLING IN THE TRAP? AND AS A PERSONAL COMMENT: DON’T LOOK FOOLISH.
Did you know that more than 3.48 billion people and 366 million last year are using what is known in English as Social Media, with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter being the most prominent among others such as Snap Chat? And there is no doubt that the proper use of these means has good benefits, but like everything in life, as with cell phones and computers, there are many things that are NEGATIVE AND HARMFUL.
But specifically speaking of social media there are things that are happening that are ironic but could even be dangerous. And one of the things that I have noticed that a lot is happening is the theft of accounts, people posing as others, but the worst is still how people let themselves be deceived or do things that make no sense, and I will not talk about others issues such as children or youth in the dangers and risks that are exposed and how parents have neglected this issue but that is another issue.
How do you detect fake profiles?
They tend to focus on a specific topic, such as politics, religion, sport, etc. and do not comment on a friend, activity or content that can demonstrate minimal interaction.
Its content in terms of images is usually also striking. Sometimes they will use photos with attractive poses of the impersonated people that will serve as an attention hook.
They use unreliable personal data, incomplete or with copied descriptions.
He doesn’t usually have friends in common with you. Social networks base their relationships on previous knowledge that will unite you with people related to a series of data, which makes very strange friend requests based solely on your profile picture, without connections of any kind.
With the profile verification mechanisms provided by social networks, many impersonation problems are avoided because it is quickly identified when a profile is legitimate or not, checking whether the profile includes the badge (a blue tick). However, this badge is not provided to profiles that are not of public interest or brands. Therefore, detecting this other type of fake profile can be a bit more expensive.
What to do if a false profile is detected or that impersonates someone’s identity?
Normally, each platform or social network offers a mechanism to raise awareness of the same false profiles, both companies, and individuals.
For example, in the case of Twitter, it offers the possibility of reporting a problem related to brands and another for identity theft. In addition, if you consider that an account is not to your liking and you wish that it does not interact with you, you can block it in such a way that it will no longer be able to follow you, and you will not be able to follow that account.
Facebook also offers different options when reporting false profiles. Within the profile itself, by selecting the ellipsis, we can denounce or block the person himself.
Why do many or many put fake profiles?
A very interesting reason I could investigate is the fact that some have INSECURITY and more in the case of women want to be accepted by others they want to talk to certain people and feel that the only way is to use photos or profiles of attractive people.
Another reason and I think it is one of the most important and logical is to deceive people to get money. For example, there is this girl who shows them her photos that have Only fans which is a subscription page, and other cases offer by private message offers of photos and videos and collect money using existing photos.
In fact, some even subscribe and download everything they can then offer others. And the worst part of all this is that there are more MEN who make this happen to be the girls to steal money from people.
Another reason although it sounds strange is the ENVY, there is a Dominican girl named AIDELIS, who reports photos on Instagram only for “JODERLA” expression in Spanish that pretty much means “FUCK” the person and excuse my vocabulary but it is incredible people so stupid that exist.
For example, there is this girl who shows them her photos that have Only fans which is a subscription page, and other cases offer by private message offers of photos and videos and collect money using existing photos.
Now another thing that is often noticed not only in Fake Profiles but also when there are pages that are of many women on a GENERAL page, I explain that I put a vote myself as I have in my blog, Angie vs. Katya or maybe if I do a page of Colombian or Venezuelan women so that to put comments or messages asking for nude photos or shooting compliments when the girl is not going to find out and this part is the most ironic that I always find until I see it so silly of some due to ignorance in Things that are so obvious.
But that’s the least if you don’t lose money. But a sensitive issue is to steal profiles from others what are known as HACKS. It would be good to denounce this and contribute to these criminals not getting away with it.
How then can we realize a Legitimate or False Profile?
Very easy to see the sample images of Vanessa and Valery, you will realize that Valery, for example, has more than 35 profiles on Instagram only without counting on Facebook and Twitter and Vanessa has several and with different last names.
So there is the first point usually there are only one to two profiles some make a personal page and others call it Fans such as VALERYALTMARFANS.
Another observation is the photos when a profile is legitimate the photos are up to date and constant once you see the photo and you go to the false ones you will realize that they are not there yet and sometimes months go by and they don’t put them on.
Another thing is the BIOGRAPHY where they live or their subscription pages or where they live, age among others.
For example, Vanessa is from Venezuela and there is a page that says that she is from Colombia and another one that is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the falsehood of these profiles is very obvious.
So let’s be wise and intelligent when using social media do not be fooled do not throw away your money do not be a victim of fraud and denounce these criminals and help others who have their pages and if they make money honestly because support them remember to get in the place these and think if it were you.
I invite you to comment and if you have doubts or questions with pleasure I will answer and what will not be investigated and so we all learn from each other and be more equipped to move forward.