How To Use A Reverse Image Search To Avoid Scams
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” is an English idiom that has surprising modern use in our online world. Now, not only may a picture be worth a thousand words, it could also save you from being scammed out of a thousand dollars online.
“Fool me one, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
If you ask around, just about everyone with an active online life has encountered a spammer or scammer and lived to tell the tale. However, within that same body of people, most will know someone who has experienced a more intense online victimization or been through it themselves. Being scammed by a Catfish over a fake romance can really sting but losing money to someone online can sting as much or worse. It’s helpful to make reverse image search a part of your regular online screening process, especially when using dating sites or even looking for a new job or business venture.
The best way to reverse image search, if you’re looking for low expense and user friendly, is through our Social Catfish search engine.
It has all the up to date technology to make sure your search is fast and yields the most accurate results!
Other times, out of budget concerns or in DIY spirit, people would rather try and search out their own reverse image search.
Here are the top tips whether you do it through a user friendly site like Social Catfish or more independently.
Quick Search From Web Page: If you’re a frequent Craigslister looking to avoid a scam, for instance, you can use Chrome Browser. Right click on a picture of the image you’re reviewing and select “Search Google For This Image”. From there, you’ll review a Google results page and look for similar images and any information accompanying the image.
Google: If you prefer a straight up Google search, just have the image ready to upload from your computer. Go to this Google Images link and click the ‘camera’ sign to upload the image.
By Site: If using an official reverse image site, the site has usually take care of all the ground work so you can just upload and go from there, rather than waste time using different mediums. Not all reverse image searches are as good. Try our upgraded Reverse Image Search for best results.
Once Reverse Image Searching becomes part of your online habits, you’ll find that it’s a healthy screening tool to keep the scammers and spammers at bay. When someone or something looks too good to be true, it’s even more reason to quick search it.