One piece of advice, use Google image search. Ask a girl you want to check for several pictures and search them all in Google image search.
I checked two ladies who approached me. I searched for them everywhere in the Internet using their name, location, phone number, email and Skype address. Nothing. Then I searched about 10 pictures of each and only one from each led me to find them in various websites.
One turned out to be genuine, the other a scammer who stole all her pictures from a VK account.
I do this. A scammer was using the photos of a cute girl from Lviv. I found the cute girl on VK using the image search feature and then sent her a message in VK tell her. She didn't reply but the scammer profile was taken down.
It been my experience, that only main or primary photos from Vk, fb, dating profiles and such, will be recognized on Google Image. If it is her 3rd or 10th photo in some album,,, Google Image won’t find or match it.
One girl had sent me several photos. I searched all of them and was happy that I had not found anything about her, in text or photos. Then one day she sent me another batch of photos, I searched them and, on just ONE, Google took me to the profile of a man in VK where there was a thumbnail of one of his contacts. The thumbnail was a small proportion of the photo I was searching and it was not even the same shot, but Google picked up the main pattern and colours of the photo.
Wow, this thumbnail led me to the profile of a girl that had a very active VK life. She had hundreds of photos of her on it. It was like Aladdin's cave for scammers. So my scammer had just been going to steal photos of this girl every time she sent me a batch of photos. She had an awful lot of photos to choose from.
When I confronted 'my' girl, she told me that, in fact, the VK girl had been stealing HER photos! I have warned the girl with thr VK profile but she probably knows it happens.
It was a narrow escape for me as I was beginning to fall in love with the scammer.
Good old Google, the scourge of scammers.
Now I think: Facebook, VK and others like this should offer a service whereby posters of photos can add a watermark on their photos, right across them which will be very laborious to remove by editing. Then they can have another service that will detect if photos have been edited to try and remove the watermark.
It would work like this: you are about to upload a picture, you tick a box that says add watermark as you upload it.
I pity the fool who talks to pretty pictures and believe everything on that profile. Personally, why should I send her pictures.( a rookie mistake , I did …) with them, they can screw up your good intentions…. If she gives you lips, remember – my darling you look beautiful, but a video chat is the best for both.- But if you are here to waste time! Do as they do.
Live Video Chatting is "Just a small tool, like many other ones. Best tool is having your head screwed on correctly!!! " cause, even the girl next door could be deceiving and/ or misleading.
There is plenty of pictures and public info to make bogus/ fake profiles..use the right tools and the right head to find " genuine/ honest/ serious " lady.