Recently, I wanted to ask men why they feel compelled to send women such pictures.As I tried to speak to men about this in bars, they'd end up hitting on me.
Karen, an occupational therapist from Cheltenham, Glos., said: "James' friend didn't believe him at first – he thought he was having him on.
So James showed him my Facebook and found the exact pictures from the profile."I felt really freaked out about it.
Mostly we use common sense methods that you can use yourself when you look at a profile.
We use custom software, continually enhanced through years of identifying fake profiles, that is able to identify many of the obvious things that are wrong with bogus profiles.
If you see a questionable profile on Cyber Dating, you can search our database to see if someone else has used the same text or photo in a previous dating scam.