A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that people believe would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for the purposes of trust and safety.
According a recent report from security researchers at Symantec, scammers are now using verification as a lure to sign up people to fake “safe dating” websites.
And when a female (bot) asks the male (victim) if he’s verified, he may be more interested in following through to do so, because it could lead to a date.
In other situations, you may want to create a more polished professional impression.
I’m going to give you a few simple tips that you can take or leave, according to your own needs.
Online groomers can be both men and women of any age over 18, although they may not always be honest about their age.
They generally get your attention by using flattery and building a ‘trusting’ relationship with you.