“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.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.Public figures and other celebrities on Facebook and Instagram are offered a blue checkmark alongside their name so you know which accounts are legitimate.
Ultimately, it was only because he reposted her photo more than once (thereby slipping into the terrain of harassment) that she prevailed upon Facebook to remove it.
These fake verification sites collect users’ personal information and payment card details, and proceed to sign up victims for subscription-based memberships to adult video and webcam sites that total nearly 0 per month in fees.
Verification is a much-desired feature on many social media services today.
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.