Instead of being used to verify your account, this information is used to register you (and your credit card) for costly subscriptions to adult websites.
Users who fall for this scam report that the subscriptions can run up to 0/month and are very difficult to cancel.
The Tinder account verification scam involves a match asking whether you have verified your profile on the app.
Since online dating is so popular, online dating platforms are a perfect tool for scammers.
And with Tinder being one of the most popular apps, Tinder scams are common.
If the bot uses the nonsense word back (instead of asking you what you’re talking about), you know it’s not a real person.
Many scams are run by real people using fake profiles.
However, the link sends you to a third-party website.
The site requires you to fill in personal information such as your full name, your email address, your birthdate, and your credit card number.
Tinder does actually have verified accounts, but this verification is never done through a third-party.
According to the Tinder FAQ, “Some Tinder profiles are verified to confirm their authenticity.
Once you match with a scammer, they will probably be very quick to suggest moving to another chat platform such as Skype.
They may even talk to you on the phone and suggest starting a relationship.
Here are are the Tinder scams that you should look out for, along with advice on how to avoid them.