Being a popular dating site, Tinder, boasts millions of active users worldwide. You can meet interesting people, share funny pictures and even fall in love. Sounds awesome, right? But, on the other side, there are lots of online threats and dangers associated with this always-available, pocket-sized method of finding the partner/friend of your dreams. Apart from online pedophiles, abusers, cyberbullies, and other criminals, there are so-called “scammers” or, in other words, people who are not who they pretend to be. Indeed, today, we know at least four popular types of Tinder suspects:
Here comes the fifth type – people who wish to grab money from you, offering some kind of services instead. But as statistics show, the majority of such services are fake. For example, one of the latest tricks performed by scammers via Tinder involves playing on person’s fears about fake or scam Tinder profiles and information. Yep, you read this correctly: a fake service to verify Tinder profiles. Do you know that such kind of Tinder -related “scammers” has already duped a number of users, including teens?
So, the spanners have invented the following scheme:
2. They invite you to create an account at their site for a relatively small price. Needless to note, some services even claim that they don’t charge you at all, your real personal info along with credit card details are required simply to verify your personality and age.
3. So, you register and fill in your personal data and credit card information. But, you are not able to check the other users’ profiles on Tinder, instead, you get subscribed to a sexual portal. Even when you haven’t paid yet, the service will charge you within some time, subscribing you to the porn site then.
See the icon as an example:
This type of scam has been exposed by anti-virus experts Symantec. Interesting is the fact that according to Symantec, now they know at least 13 fake websites of such type. But, is it the real number? Won’t similar services appear? How to prevent people, especially, kids from being tricked?
Thus, as we can see, Tinder is associated with both positive and negative issues. Thus, to make kids remain safe while using this service, a good parental supervision app is required. For instance, mSpy. Such app can help parents check their kids’ Tinder activities, matches and be updated with their children’s current locations.
Meanwhile, we remind you that mSpy now is one of the key instruments to safeguard modern children online. It is one of the best ways nowadays to really acknowledge any child’s interests and concerns. With the GPS tracking, parents can know if their children are in the wrong or dangerous neighborhood; with the messaging records, including texts, emails, and most messengers – the cyber-bullying problem can be prevented. With the web browsing history reports, concerned parents can make sure that children are not spending time on pornography or gambling websites.