Fake profiles exist in almost every social media network today. Every one of us might have come across such profiles at least once while operating platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. In some instances, these fake profile creators do not pose a major threat and just do it for mild fun purposes. But in some cases, it becomes very serious.
In the recent past, we have seen many money-related scams that were carried out through various social media channels. Such unpleasant episodes have taught us lessons and made us more conscious about trusting people on virtual mediums. This is where doxing comes in as a handy tool in screening people online.
Doxing here refers to virtual research about someone you came across on a social media platform. It assists you in identifying spammers, hackers, and unethical people who try to take undue advantage of your trust. Users of the TikTok platform have also seen many such suspicious profiles in the recent past, but many of them are not able to identify the fraudulent people instantly. So for all you guys in this space, we will share some techniques using which you can dox certain profiles and find out the authenticity. Generally, these bogus users offer unrealistic gifts, offers, and schemes like these to lure in people, so whenever you come across someone like that on TikTok then try reporting them immediately.
Most of the time bogus profiles look very presentable and it is really very difficult to differentiate them. But there is always a solution to every problem in this universe. We can use our innate observation skills to start the doxing process.
The best way to know more about someone in the digital world is by going through all their social media profiles. First copy their username on TikTok, then visit other social media platforms and then search for them on those platforms.
If you find their profiles on every platform with proper display pictures and personal details then you can be considered authentic. But if you encounter any suspicious picture or misinformation like different info on each platform then that is a red flag. Also, you need to thoroughly go through the target person’s TikTok profile. If they posted any videos then, check them properly as any use of inappropriate media can be another red flag. Also, there about, display pictures and other information on profiles should be verified. After all this if you find any discrepancy at any juncture you are advised to report that particular profile to safeguard your peers on TikTok from fraudulent people.