Ask for the original photo's and look at the metadata.
Hi - this is an odd request but I'd appreciate anyone's help if they know how to or forward me in the right direction. I suspect someone is up to no good by claiming they are pregnant and have sent me photos (found on the internet) of positive pregnancy test kits. The photos sent through on WhatsApp look different when comparing them (IMO) and was wondering if there's a technical way of knowing whether these photos come from the same source or taken in the same place?
These are the inconsistencies I could spot:
- image file size variance - although resolutions are the same, if they were taken by the same camera wouldn't they all be similar in file size?
- there are numerous marks when zoomed in on the individual digital stick ("2.jpeg") that aren't present on the photo with both sticks.
- the individual digital stick ("2.jpeg") has completely different lighting with a crystal clear screen vs the photo with both sticks taken together ("4.jpeg")
- the non-digital sticks look different - one looks like a "fatter" design when comparing to photo with both visible ("1.jpeg")
3 photos can be downloaded here
If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated as causing a lot of stress!