Honestly that’s not been my experience. The ones I’ve met don’t give full names. I have to ask for it. Then I run a check on the phone number, name, and email address. Does the whole picture gel into a cohesive profile? I have also reversed search photos. One scammer was using a psychotherapist’s business photos as profile pics. It’s amazing what you discover if you look.
I’ve tried several different background check services. They vary in effectiveness. I’ve also used a professional for a more personalized and deeper look. In the future I think I will speak to the ex as well. I wished I had done that before I married the last guy. I did reach out to them after the marriage was over and got quite an earful that validated my experiences.
Thanks for the feedback! It’s sad we even have to waste time thinking about such things.