"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.
"It's safe to say that it will no longer be an issue." The fake profiles are not just there to annoy you, they're there to take your money.
All features of the full site are totally free to all our members; making it real, true free online dating.Cybersecurity company Symantec revealed in a blog post earlier this month that it had come across fake Tinder profiles, which spam people and direct them to an apparent porn site designed to take their money.The fake profiles show up alongside the other photos of strangers you see once you've signed into Tinder through Facebook via the i Phone app.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.