Adult cam and texting site
It’s not clear how many have actually fallen victim to the scam to date, but the prevalence of sign-up websites seem to indicate its popularity.
“Historically, most links shared by these spam bots would be masked behind short URLs, but in this case, they want users to see the URLs because they include words like Tinder, Protection and Match,” Satnam Narang, Senior Security Response Manager at Symantec, tells Tech Crunch. This is far from the first time that Tinder has been afflicted by spam bots.
Adding to the confusion with regard to the Tinder bots, is the fact that Tinder, too, offers a verification process of its own.
However, it’s not something that’s open to everyone – only celebrities and other notable figures are verified and only because people would otherwise assume their profiles are fake.
This is a site where guys too busy for real relationship go on to just talk with a girl.
There is no physical connection here, it’s all just to fill that emotional void.
As the name suggests, Flirt Bucks is mainly looking for women who must be 18 years old, and who are willing to flirt and chat with men on social media.
Public figures and other celebrities on Facebook and Instagram are offered a blue checkmark alongside their name so you know which accounts are legitimate.
Meanwhile, Twitter finally opened up its verification system to all users, making its coveted checkmark something attainable by the masses, where before it was handled manually and at the company’s discretion, making for a fairly large group of users who felt slighted when requests were ignored.
If the user doesn’t cancel the trial, they’ll be charged 8.76 per month.
The scammers earn a commission on the sign-ups, which is the reason the scam exists in the first place.