Why, oh why, do people create fake profiles on dating, personal, and social sites? Some may do it just for laughs, and others might be out to scam you. But truly, most of them are just in it for the desperate need for attention. Might as mud face it, when any spectacular murder case has people running into the police station to confess just for the attention, creating a fake profile in a few minutes is small beer. So Love Trekker has this guide to spotting a ‘fishy’ profile. There’s a lot more attention drawn to this lately because an American “football” player (aka “hand-egg” player) recently supposedly got tricked with a fake girlfriend online… Or he made the whole thing up himself because, duh, attention and publicity! Anyway, now everyone’s starting to wake up to this weird little thing on the web.