Adding to the confusion with regard to the Tinder bots, is the fact that Tinder, too, offers a verification process of its own.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.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.Why get bogged down with inconvenient registration pages when you don’t have to?for free chat rooms features, amazing online chat rooms, and mobile chat at the click of a mouse.Reached for comment, a Tinder spokesperson offered the following statement: Tinder will never ask users to verify through a third party website, download link, or app.Profiles and users promoting any type of third-party verification or requesting personal, financial information and/or payment violate our terms of service, and we have a system in place to remove these profiles from the app.
“What makes this particular spam operation unique is that it’s not trying to drive users directly to an adult webcam or dating site overtly, but it’s using the premise of the safety element to convince a user that he should be verified first before they meet,” says Narang.
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.
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.