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.
“Historically, most links shared by these spam bots would be masked behind short URLs, but in this case, they want users to see the URLs because they include words like Tinder, Protection and Match,” Satnam Narang, Senior Security Response Manager at Symantec, tells Tech Crunch. This is far from the first time that Tinder has been afflicted by spam bots.He adds that the bots are currently only affecting U. Common on dating sites, Tinder has had bot problems since 2013, including those that have flirted with users to direct them to webcam sites as well as install games, like knock-off versions of “Clash of Clans.” In other cases, spammers moved to SMS-based attacks after Tinder increased its security measures.The sites used “Tinder” in their domain name and would use Tinder’s logo and font to make them seem official.Sites even promise that, after you’re verified, you can receive the contact information from another verified Tinder user who is posing in her lingerie.In the years since their initial launches, the forefathers of dating sites have forged ahead on mobile while holding on to their desktop roots.
Here are our top 5 dating site picks: Rather than asking its user for dating questions, Zoosk picks dates for its users based on a user's on-site activity.The bot will explain, casually, The spam bots then link to a fake verification website that claims to offer background checks or some sort of dating protection.Some of the sites reference “date codes,” which are purportedly codes you can provide your date so they can confirm you’re a verified Tinder user. Symantec said they found 13 different “Tinder Safe Dating” websites in the wild, and reported them.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.Reporting a user for spam or inappropriate conduct is straightforward and easy to do.