Dating spam bot
(In my defense, I hadn’t had my first cup of coffee.) Her next response triggers my Spidey sense; I’ve seen the “hey… ” line from a different profile, and suddenly, I wonder if I’m talking to a hairy 52-year-old dude who’s eager to poach my social security number.
I clicked Tinder’s “Flag/Report” button and selected the option “Feels Like Spam,” but it didn’t end there…
To prevent this from happening, it is important to understand what the most common types of social media scams consist of and what platforms they tend to target.
Links to webcam sites are also common; the bot will try to convince you that they can't talk right now through Tinder, but if you click through you can message them there.
Once you get this message from your Tinder bot, it's best to use the app's blocking feature so that you can have them removed from your "match" list.
Your regular Tinder profile has several images of everyday-looking pictures, but a bot's profile has very professional looking images because, again, they probably swiped them from a professional's page.
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