Latvian dating scams
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.
In March, Tinder co-founder Sean Rad told the Tinder didn't have problems with fake or spam accounts because users must have Facebook accounts.
"Not only do you know there is a high likelihood that this is a real person because it’s connected to their Facebook profile, Tinder also tells you who your common friends are, which helps solve that legitimacy issue." But an experiment a few months ago by Brigham Young students, who created a dummy account with only a handful of Facebook friends, dispelled Rad's claim.
Back in late May, Satnam Narang, a single, 31-year-old security response manager at Symantec (a cybersecurity firm that owns Norton anti-virus) was flipping through Tinder in his Santa Monica apartment.
After months of no success, suddenly, he had a stream of matches.
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.