Trolling is a major threat to any woman with an online presence, whether she's ousted out of the gaming community, verbally attacked for calling out sexism in her writing, targeted for discussing social justice on social media, or — perhaps the most common concern — harassed on dating websites and apps.
While many of us will simply hit "delete" and perhaps "block" and "report" when we receive messages like "hi would you tell me how you would chop my dick off" or "your [sic] a judgmental bitch," some women just profiled by The New York Times respond to trolls far more creatively.
A really obvious giveaway is when a new member says he is into reading Shakespeare and he or she misspells Shakespeare.
We may use search engines like Google to do this or other Anti-Scam websites.The operator may also compare the profile with our database of fake profiles looking for similar ones.Often by simply reading a sentence or two of the profile a human can get a feeling that a profile is not real.If you see a questionable profile on Cyber Dating, you can search our database to see if someone else has used the same text or photo in a previous dating scam.On the Cyber Dating Network Websites we are constantly on the lookout for fake profiles.
The methods we use to detect fakes are both manually done and using automated software tools.