Fake pictures on dating sites
pictures most frequently used by African scammers in military scams ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.
Another theory is that dating sites want to gauge how many members are trying to collect on a 3 or 6 month guarantee.
Members have to reply back to all inquiries or else most companies will not back their site guarantee. Some have one word answers and minimal information and others have exaggerated information with lots of interesting details.
People on the pictures are not associated with scammers in any way, they are just victims of identity theft.
If you are contacted by somebody using these pictures on a dating site or a social network, you are being scammed.