At Social Catfish, we are dedicated to helping our audience catch the catfish so that we can put an end to romance scams once and for all. We have taken the top 10 photos that romance scammers use from our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) and compiled them into this article! We are excited to announce that this article will be updated every month with new pictures, so make sure to stay updated by reading this article each month! Here are the top 10 catfish photos to watch out for in the month of February.
Why Would You Want to Verify Catfish Photos?
However, for as long as you can and do trust them, they have you on their web and will use every lie, trick, and excuse to keep you right where they want you to be. It is your job to protect yourself from a scammer. You might think that the person you’re talking to online is who they claim to be, but how do you know for sure?
Having a distinct online identity and even catfishing someone (as long as no money or gifts are exchanged or requested) is legal in most cases. This means that a scammer could be pretending to be someone else and not even be breaking the law!
You might be sharing private personal photographs or information with someone older or younger than you thought and not even the gender they claimed to be. Many scammers claim they are United States citizens but live internationally in 3rd world countries such as Nigeria, as part of 419 scams.
The reality is that you should fact-check every person you regularly connect with online. The best way to do this is by image search. This is because scammers can’t use their real photographs, so they have stolen the images they are sending you from the web! Search for the photos they have sent you and can unmask the scammer(s) in your life!
Top 10 Catfish Photos to Watch Out For
10. Hakan Celik
Haken is a journalist and radio/television producer from Turkey. He has approximately 41.3k followers on his Instagram page. You can find him on his only official Instagram page at @hakanchelik.
9. Coley Jens
Coley is an environmental specialist and Army veteran. She has 73.7k followers on her Instagram page. You can find her on her only official Instagram page at @coley_jens.
8. Shane Nickels
Shane is a US Marine Veteran, a proud father, a realtor, and is known on social media for his fitness activities. He has approximately 117k followers on his Instagram page. You can find him on his only official Instagram at @shanenickels.
7. Filippe Abreu
Filippe is a bodybuilder who serves in active duty for the U.S. Army. He has approximately 47.1k followers on his Instagram page. You can find him on his only official Instagram at @filippe__abreu.
6. Paul Hollywood
Paul is a celebrity chef and a judge for the Great British Bake Off and The Great American Baking Show. He has approximately 456k followers on his Instagram page. You can find him on his only official Instagram at @paul.hollywood.
5. Jim Newman
Jim is an American actor playing the roles in Daddyhunt and After Forever. He has approximately 166k followers on his Instagram page. You can find him on his only official Instagram at @jimnewmannyc.
4. William Ty Donaldson
Ty is currently serving for the U.S. Marines on active duty. He has approximately 82.9k followers on his Instagram page. You can find him on his only official Instagram at @ty_donaldson_.
3. Valeria Orsini
Valeria is a fitness model and online fitness coach who also shares dieting advice with her followers. She has a whopping 4.2 million followers on Instagram! You can find her only official Instagram page at @valeria_orsini.
2. Emily Rose
Emily is a wife and a mother of one child who serves in the U.S. Army. She used to have an Instagram, but it seems like it has since been deactivated.
Sherri is in the U.S. Army active duty who inspires young women on her Instagram page. She currently has 41.1k followers on Instagram. You can find her on her only official Instagram page at @sweetsherripie_.
How to Perform a Reverse Image Search on Catfish Photos
- Go to Social Catfish.
- Select “Image”.
- Then, upload or browse the images you have saved from a scammers texts, emails, social profile, dating profile, etc.
- Clear images are essential for a successful search.
- Search the best pictures you have first and crop any additional backgrounds (for instance, if you took a screenshot from Facebook and the background for your web screen shows).
- Review results.
- Social Catfish sorts your results into similar and exact matches. Review both.
Social Catfish is Here to Help You Reverse Search Catfish Photos!
At Social Catfish, we want to help you verify the identities of those who might seem suspicious to you. If you have their name, email address, phone number, social media username, or image, you can reverse search and see who the suspected person was that you’ve been in contact with if you think you’ve been a victim of catfish photos.