The New York Daily News is reporting a study of common signs that a profile is fake and that you are indeed being catfished, I also have a few tips of my own from personal experience
Catholicism is the most common religion among the fake profiles.
“If a person claims to be very religious and they use words like ‘God-fearing’ in their profile, there’s a huge probability it’s fraud,” Wade said.
Location varies, but many fake profiles are listed in Nigeria, the Ukraine and the Philippines.
When it comes to work, fraudsters often claim to be engineers or royalty or to be self-employed.
Wade hopes his “Face of Fraud” research encourages other dating websites to be smart when searching for fraudulent profiles.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/spot-fake-online-dating-profile-article-1.1338600#ixzz2So31YdkhThat was really informative, I also have a few tips of my own from personal experience so take a mental note!
Fake profiles on twitter have a low number of tweets and when they do tweet it tends to be very sexual, and thirsty! The profiles also only follow really attractive people
Fake profiles also tend to be very shallow, they will only talk to you if you look a certain way, probably because the person in real life looks the exact opposite !
On Facebook, the profile has a low number of friends, but as soon as you add their friend request they will message you!
Fake profiles will have so much to say on social media but will not even skype, call, or even text message you
And last they have no information in google or even a facebook, twitter, and now even a instagram that is current and matches! I hope this all was helpful, be safe don't get catfished be safe and stop falling for pictures you all!