Why is this a good idea? Scammers steal photographs of real people to create realistic profiles. Reverse image searches of profile pictures can help you spot the difference between a genuine and a fake profile – it can also confirm if the image has been used before in a scam. How to do it You can use Google’s reverse online image search of photos, and if the suspect profile photo appears under different names, you may have caught yourself a scammer. On a computer or device: Open a web browser, like Chrome or Firefox Go to Google Images Click Search by image Click Upload an image Choose file or Browse Select a picture from your computer Click Open or Choose. Visit Google Search Help for more advice on doing an online reverse image search. Other online image search tools and apps you can use include*: TinEye CamFind Veracity – Reverse Image Search Photo Sherlock Google Lens (for Android only) * Suggested by Professor Monica Whitty, cyber psychologist at the University of Melbourne.