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This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn
The scam is perpetrated by spam bots impersonating lovely women, initiating chats with users, then asking them to make Tinder verify their account. Users who fall for the scheme are directed to a site that looks like it might be associated with Tinder — a copy-cat logo is displayed, and the font is the same one used by the app. To verify the account, they are asked to fill out a form with their username, password, email address, and credit card details:. The scammers, of course, get a commission for each user they trick into signing up. To keep yourself safe while using them you should keep yourself informed on what the services do and do not offer, various related scams, and always read the fine print. Subscribe to get regular updates from Help Net Security. The weekly newsletter contains a selection of the best stories, while the daily newsletter highlights all the latest headlines! The Tinder safe dating scam The scam is perpetrated by spam bots impersonating lovely women, initiating chats with users, then asking them to make Tinder verify their account.
Tinder users have been warned about a major new scam that is conning some customers by promising fake services. The scam was spotted by security firm Symantec, which saw that the spam accounts send a link to a malicious website to the victim, which then asks for personal and financial information. The company is urging users not to click on any suspicious links sent in Tinder messages, or to read the fine print carefully when signing up to any new services. If you think you have been the victim of a cyber-attack, check out Express.