Once they start chatting, many of them have similar scripts.
Tinder doesn't currently have any way to report spam in the app, and Symantec suggests that you just "block" any users who you suspect are fake.
"We are aware of the spammers and have already taken precautions to prevent them from bothering our users," a Tinder spokesperson said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
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Satnam Narang, Manager of Symantec Security Response, who wrote the blog post, gave the Huffington Post some tips for identifying a fake profile on Tinder. Of all the fake profiles I encountered, none of them shared a single interest with me," Narang says.
"This is likely because they created fake accounts on Facebook and did not populate them with any interests." He also suggests that you read the short bio they provide. A few fake bios that Symantec encountered included lines like "will u do it right" and "just need a booty call." Also, remember that spam accounts never send the first message. On one popular dating site, OKCupid, users can be chosen to become moderators.
In order to make a fake Tinder profile, one first has to make a fake Facebook profile with a fake name and fake photos.
Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.
If your account is enabled for video calls, you can make face-to-face video calls with your contacts.