A CLEVER Google hack could save you from a dangerous online scam.
It’s called Reverse Image Search and it’s a really powerful tool that’s offered for free.
All you need is a web browser and an image.
Google tool allows you to search for an image to find other places where it has been uploaded on the internet.
This can help you identify repurposed images that may be used as part of a costly scam.
There are many ways that repurposed images can be used to trick you.
It’s possible someone trying to sell you a product may have stolen one from Google Images, social media, or another site.
When you buy something like an iPhone or a PS5, there are millions of photos online – manually tracking down a fake would be next to impossible.
Or maybe the scammer himself is using someone else’s photo to impersonate her.
This is common with “catfish” scams on dating apps like Tinder, where users steal someone else’s photos to fool others.
These “romantic scams” can also take place on other apps, including messaging services like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
Reverse image search can also be used for your own selfies – to see if someone else is using your photos.
Whatever your reason for reviewing an image, it’s easy.
How to use reverse google image search
The easiest way to do a reverse image search is to just go to Google.
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Now find the camera icon in the search bar and tap on it (it should show Search by image when hovering). You may also see this option in the regular Google search bar.
Google presents you with two options.
The first is to simply upload a photo from your device that you have already saved.
Alternatively, you can paste a direct image link into the field.
To get one of these, right click on a photo you’ve seen and choose “Copy Image URL”. You can also open the window in a new tap and copy its URL from the address bar.
Once you’ve entered an image, click Search.
You can now find the image source and see where else a photo was used.
It is possible to follow a reused image to all websites where it has been uploaded.
You can do this as many times as you like, completely free of charge.
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