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PostSubject: How to check for re-used/stolen pictures   Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:13 am

From: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/discussions/pawel-nowak-how-protect-yourself-scam-238101/


Step 1.
Save a picture of the item in question. A good overview pic works best, not a photo of a detail on the piece.



Step 2.

Go to the Google homepage, and click 'Images' at the top of the page.


Step 3.

Click the camera icon, at the right hand edge of the search text bar. This function searches for other instances of an identical image on the net.


Step 4.

Upload the picture you saved from the advert you suspect to be dubious.


Step 5.

Scan through the results. Look at the addresses where the picture has been found. You might find that there are more adverts for the same item elsewhere, but what you are really looking for is a dealer site selling the item, or a thread created by the owner in a forum somewhere. In this instance I found exactly that when searching for this SS helmet. It is currently for sale on raskantik for 3500 euros, which was the original source of the photos.
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PostSubject: Re: How to check for re-used/stolen pictures   Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:04 am

This is a great tool to use. Thanks James. I have used this a few times and found the pictures origin. Haven't uncovered any scams with it, but it gave me piece of mind when looking at the pics to know that they were truly owned by the person selling.

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PostSubject: Re: How to check for re-used/stolen pictures   Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:42 am

Thanks James, awesome to know mate, im pretty computer illiterate, so in step form like that its easy for me to understand, cheers
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PostSubject: Re: How to check for re-used/stolen pictures   Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:59 am

Very cool indeed thanks for showing how to do this always useful to know
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PostSubject: Re: How to check for re-used/stolen pictures   Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:09 am

great to know!
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PostSubject: Re: How to check for re-used/stolen pictures   Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Great clue! Many thanks!
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