A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that people believe would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for the purposes of trust and safety.
According a recent report from security researchers at Symantec, scammers are now using verification as a lure to sign up people to fake “safe dating” websites.
One Twitter user tried an unusual method to discover that the guy was not real “When you get it the second time – you’re like ‘what?!
The reports state that of the seven links studied that led to spam sites, Narang said he believes many people have fallen for these scams and have given out credit card information or created profiles on these websites, but Symantec is unable to quantify just how many.
When the last Symantec report was released, Tinder had no way of reporting spambots; users could only block the offending profiles.
Others tested the sophistication of the conversation the bots were capable of by saying their penis had fallen off, or that their mother had just died.
One user said he rarely used Grindr but that he had been contacted by a bot each time he had logged on in recent months.
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