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An application to spot stolen pics: Tineye

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As some will know and have helpfully posted in previous threads, Tineye is a free application/plugin that allows you to search whether the picture of the implausibly good looking girl on A****W*** or Blon**Esc**ts is using stolen pictures:

http://www.tineye.com/

It is quick and effective (and free). Sick at home one day last week I managed to scrub a dozen profiles from A*W* for stolen pics. The Admin there deleted those profiles very quickly. They included quite a few "ladies" (with private galleries surprise, surprise) with good feedback numbers (mainly from 3 "seeking services" profiles who appeared on each of them and would seem to be involved in the scam - may post their handles if asked to).

Tineye does give false negatives (ie will give "0 Results" for pics you just know cant be the lady on the profile but then use your common sense) but the true positives it gives helps clean up some of the fake postings that threaten to turn good sites into the equivalent of the 1990s telephone boxes with fake pics outweighing the honest profiles.

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As some will know and have helpfully posted in previous threads, Tineye is a free application/plugin that allows you to search whether the picture of the implausibly good looking girl on A****W*** or Blon**Esc**ts is using stolen pictures:

http://www.tineye.com/

It is quick and effective (and free). Sick at home one day last week I managed to scrub a dozen profiles from A*W* for stolen pics. The Admin there deleted those profiles very quickly. They included quite a few "ladies" (with private galleries surprise, surprise) with good feedback numbers (mainly from 3 "seeking services" profiles who appeared on each of them and would seem to be involved in the scam - may post their handles if asked to).

Tineye does give false negatives (ie will give "0 Results" for pics you just know cant be the lady on the profile but then use your common sense) but the true positives it gives helps clean up some of the fake postings that threaten to turn good sites into the equivalent of the 1990s telephone boxes with fake pics outweighing the honest profiles.

Just gave it a very quick try - and wow! it works indeed.

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They included quite a few "ladies" (with private galleries surprise, surprise) with good feedback numbers (mainly from 3 "seeking services" profiles who appeared on each of them and would seem to be involved in the scam - may post their handles if asked to).

Typical organised scam operation.

I also pay close attention to the time difference of reciprocal feedback being left (there's a timestamp next to each feedback comment). For example a client receiving positive feedback from an escort within minutes of leaving them feedback (or vice versa) is suspicious, as it usually points to them changing accounts (logging out and logging into the other account). The norm for genuine bookings is a few hours/days. However this is not concrete proof and the abuse team will not regard it as sufficient evidence to take action.

Tineye does give false negatives

One false negative I've experienced was TinEye detecting the pattern of the wallpaper the girl was standing in front off (it was professional studio) and giving me every single image from their database with that same wallpaper pattern. Sadly TinEye's database of images is not expansive enough as they don't have the capabilities/infrastructure of large search engines such as Yahoo/Google/MSN to crawl every single site and add the images to their database.

The Admin there deleted those profiles very quickly.

From experience, it depends which member of their abuse team handles the abuse complaint/report, one usually deletes just the pics and leaves the profile intact while another deletes the pics AND the profile and seizes their money/credits. Previously they were lenient (took minimal action) on members who were paying for advertising (showing phone number on their profiles), but now they have their profiles deleted too.

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As some will know and have helpfully posted in previous threads, Tineye is a free application/plugin that allows you to search whether the picture of the implausibly good looking girl on A****W*** or Blon**Esc**ts is using stolen pictures:

http://www.tineye.com/

It is quick and effective (and free). Sick at home one day last week I managed to scrub a dozen profiles from A*W* for stolen pics. The Admin there deleted those profiles very quickly. They included quite a few "ladies" (with private galleries surprise, surprise) with good feedback numbers (mainly from 3 "seeking services" profiles who appeared on each of them and would seem to be involved in the scam - may post their handles if asked to).

Tineye does give false negatives (ie will give "0 Results" for pics you just know cant be the lady on the profile but then use your common sense) but the true positives it gives helps clean up some of the fake postings that threaten to turn good sites into the equivalent of the 1990s telephone boxes with fake pics outweighing the honest profiles.

Some sites are a little bit "coy" about letting you R/H mouse click in order to obtain the URL of the picture in question, I can't think why, however it is possible, in some cases, to "circumvent" the "coyness". If you get a message box with, for example, "R/H button not allowed" (with an "Ok" button) or such like when using the R/H mouse button, keep the R/H mouse button depressed and press the Return/Enter key on your keyboard (this presses the "Ok" button on the message box) and then release the R/H mouse button, this will usually produce the standard R/H mouse button menu, you can then access the "Properties" item .......... Some sites disable the R/H mouse button and produce no message, I have found that pasting "javascript:void(document.oncontextmenu=null)" (minus the Quote marks) into the address bar and "running" that code will result in a successful R/H mouse button press, please note that if you navigate to another page on the same site, that you will have to run the script again on that page. All this, and much more, is in the public domain, all you have to do is to find it.

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Some sites are a little bit "coy" about letting you R/H mouse click in order to obtain the URL of the picture in question, I can't think why, however it is possible, in some cases, to "circumvent" the "coyness". If you get a message box with, for example, "R/H button not allowed" (with an "Ok" button) or such like when using the R/H mouse button, keep the R/H mouse button depressed and press the Return/Enter key on your keyboard (this presses the "Ok" button on the message box) and then release the R/H mouse button, this will usually produce the standard R/H mouse button menu, you can then access the "Properties" item .......... Some sites disable the R/H mouse button and produce no message, I have found that pasting "javascript:void(document.oncontextmenu=null)" (minus the Quote marks) into the address bar and "running" that code will result in a successful R/H mouse button press, please note that if you navigate to another page on the same site, that you will have to run the script again on that page. All this, and much more, is in the public domain, all you have to do is to find it.

Sasfan

you are the man. Useful information

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I've been scratching my head how to make use of Tineye on there too!

great Info..should help us all weed out some of the scammers!

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Not to hijack your thread, but I've also effectively used the alias feature on that site to spot fake/scam profiles. I have an alias list that contains 130,000+ accounts, including service providers. PM me for a copy. It includes details on how the alias system works, but I will not reveal how to evade alias detection as some have inquired about.

It helps spotting fake feedback too, just look at this alias result, it shows the escort created a fake account to create a bogus booking to leave herself fake feedback (the red number next to the feedback score).

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Some sites are a little bit "coy" about letting you R/H mouse click in order to obtain the URL of the picture in question,

Mac users can always right click to save image to the desktop and upload into Tineye from there.

So simple (but then it's a Mac:D)

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Mac users can always right click to save image to the desktop and upload into Tineye from there.

So simple (but then it's a Mac:D)

Or simply Firefox on a pc :D

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Or simply Firefox on a pc :D

I've noticed some sites using CSS tricks to hide the URL (forcing you to go through the source to find the image URL) or using Flash to load the image URL (possibly using ActionScript? Not certain).

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The A*W* admin have been pretty swift in deleting the profiles when shown the evidence the pics were stolen - and two of the profiles so deleted appeared the next day (without the fake feedback) and were promptly flushed away again! I think the "seeking services" profiles involved in the scam are pretty much p*mps and it would be nice to shut them down too but there is no mechanism for that. Also no way one can complain to Bl*ndeEsc*rts about the (numerous) fake photos on their profiles.

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Never ever seems to work for me:confused:

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. Also no way one can complain to Bl*ndeEsc*rts about the (numerous) fake photos on their profiles.

They can be contacted on 07711 279 397. The number is on their site in the contact us section. They will and do remove any profile that is using fake photos once they are made aware of them

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Never ever seems to work for me:confused:

Just as a matter of interest, what are you expecting it to do?

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Never ever seems to work for me:confused:

If you want to see it work really really well, go to A*W and pick any profile where the face is blocked out with a square, circle or oval shape - you're almost guaranteed to find a squillion hits. Report away and see the profiles disappear.

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This is excellent! I just reported someone who was using pictures of a model called Lauren Anderson.

I wonder though, if I go through all the ones I suspect of being fake and send A****W*** a complaint about them all, will they think it's actually ME being the nuisance? :D

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Typical organised scam operation.

In some ways it's safer to book ** ladies with no feedback (and plausible descriptions, pricing, and responses) than to book those with good feedback. Sometimes to amuse and depress myself, I screen on profiles by registration date, and marvel at the registrations that occurred that very day but have 5 glowing reviews!

Tried Tineye, it couldn't find matches for a few random WG pics that I tried (including a couple that I was suspicious of), but bang it nailed a Playboy pic from 15 years ago with 4 matches -- and not a particularly famous pic, wasn't of a Playmate, just one of those Girls of X pictorials that come along.

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They will and do remove any profile that is using fake photos once they are made aware of them

To give credit, last week I saw one of those impossible-to-believe teen "students" who looked to be a teen Internet model, photographed against a tropical background, at a cheap price for tons of services. Oh yeah, and a glowing report on her very first day (fancy that!) about how amazing she was. I exchanged an email out of curiosity (the reply was brief, couldn't tell anything from the reply, sometimes you can).

Two days later, I clicked on the profile and was told that it had been deleted from the site. So, good for somebody!

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Sometimes to amuse and depress myself, I screen on profiles by registration date, and marvel at the registrations that occurred that very day but have 5 glowing reviews!

Yep, me too.

I also check the registeration date of the clients who left feedback for girls by looking at their profiles (some clients have facial pics & personal details on their profile, thinking only escorts they message can look at them). It's not straightfoward for non-techies, but I wrote a Firefox Greasemonkey script to do it. So when you open the feedback window for an escort/webcammer, it'll have an icon next to each client who left feedback to send them a message or view their profile. I also have a script to read inbox messages without opening them. I intend to open-source them soon.

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Tineye update -- I corralled a picture of that "German student teen" mentioned in the post above and put it into tineye. Five matches, mostly off Russian porn sites.

That web site is golden! (And Tigger, thanks because it might well have been you who chased "Teen JoJo" off that site!)

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I must say I have just been referred to this application from a different thread and it is excellent.

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