Your Tinder Crush Might Be a Spambot (mashable)
Tinder literally refers to a flammable material; a dry substance ready to
burn. That name couldn’t be more appropriate for a dating app with a problem
that could leave users steaming.
Tinder, the addictive online matchmaking tool, is plagued by fake accounts
luring unsuspecting users into pricey phishing schemes. And they ruse is easy
to fall for, because it plays into our desire for easy flirtation.
**SEE ALSO: 10 Red Flags You’re About to Get Spammed**
Here’s how it works: Scammers set up fake profiles with photos of attractive
women. Once a user contacts them, a spambot sends enticing programmed
messages, tempting to you to join a private session with a live feed of the
person undressing. If you fall for the ploy, you are sent a shortened URL that
leads to a site asking for your credit card information to verify your age and
begin the cam session. Read more…
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