A quick note before we get started: Many people in this world want to be left alone, and you should respect that—these tips are not intended to help you stalk an ex or relative who has made it pretty clear they never want to see you again. These are fairly global and disclose more personal details. Google is still the first, best step, when searching social media. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are all well worth digging into, and in each case there are little tweaks you can make to your searches.
Reverse Image Search - Reverse Images and find similar photos online
How to Find Anyone Online
I am obsessed with reverse image search concept. I got excited when I saw its slow and unconfident birth a few years ago and I still find the concept fascinating: The ability to track all instances of an image across the web opens up so many opportunities for creators, marketers and researchers. These days I use reverse image search on a daily basis.
How to verify dating profiles with TinEye
Have you ever heard of a search engine for images? Simply put, image based search engines work just like a regular search engine, but you search for images using other images instead of words. Whenever you upload or direct link a picture to the CBIR, they search their database for pictures that either look exactly like your picture, or those that are closely related. Jump down to the example below for the reverse image tracker. Most spouses who cheat online start off using social networking sites and chat rooms, so this is a good place to run reverse image tracking.
As dating sites have become popular, unfortunately, so has dating fraud. One of the best ways you can start to verify a dating profile is by verifying their images with TinEye. TinEye crawls the web for images and uses image recognition to search an image for matches on the internet. If TinEye finds a match for their profile photo, the results, which point to other sites on the internet that have the image, can tell you more. If that image has been widely used, or worse, found on anti-scammer database websites, you may be dealing with a scammer.