On any given profile, users can tap the ‘3 dots’ icon and select ‘Report’.From here, Tinder evaluates, takes the necessary action, and removes the inappropriate profile.The sites used “Tinder” in their domain name and would use Tinder’s logo and font to make them seem official.be a red flag to the users, but if this method wasn’t successful, it wouldn’t exist…) Upon signing up for verification and providing their personal and payment card data, the fine print alerts the user they’re also agreeing to opt into bonus offers including free trial memberships to erotic video and adult webcam sites, Symantec reports.The bot will explain, casually, The spam bots then link to a fake verification website that claims to offer background checks or some sort of dating protection.Some of the sites reference “date codes,” which are purportedly codes you can provide your date so they can confirm you’re a verified Tinder user. Symantec said they found 13 different “Tinder Safe Dating” websites in the wild, and reported them.These fake verification sites collect users’ personal information and payment card details, and proceed to sign up victims for subscription-based memberships to adult video and webcam sites that total nearly 0 per month in fees.
However, it’s not something that’s open to everyone – only celebrities and other notable figures are verified and only because people would otherwise assume their profiles are fake.
Still, while the headlines want us to believe that hundreds of thousands of seniors are happily engaged in online dating and finding our next partners via their profiles, would that it were that simple!
The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.
With the new scam making its rounds on Tinder, bots match with users then begin flirty chats that say things like which is just random enough to sound like a cheesy opening line.
Then, after a series of messages with the potential victim, the bot will ask the user if they’re verified on Tinder.