That content is then sent to the moderators who each say whether the item or profile should be “deleted,” “left alone” or “can’t tell.” People are likely less skeptical of profiles they see on Tinder, since most of the information on someone's profile (name, photos, etc.) come directly from Facebook. You choose a username, use a fake photo you found on the Internet, make up fake information about yourself, and you're all set.
In order to make a fake Tinder profile, one first has to make a fake Facebook profile with a fake name and fake photos.
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Satnam Narang, Manager of Symantec Security Response, who wrote the blog post, gave the Huffington Post some tips for identifying a fake profile on Tinder. Of all the fake profiles I encountered, none of them shared a single interest with me," Narang says.
For those who haven't used it, on Tinder you fill out a simple profile and post a few photos of yourself.
Tinder doesn't currently have any way to report spam in the app, and Symantec suggests that you just "block" any users who you suspect are fake.
"We are aware of the spammers and have already taken precautions to prevent them from bothering our users," a Tinder spokesperson said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
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