Fake Profiles 101On Tinder, people either swipe left to reject someone or swipe right to accept them.If two people swipe right, they are matched and can message each other.
Still, every once in awhile, the deception works."People are suckers when it comes to relationships," Chris Camejo of NTT Com Security told NBC News.
But on other online dating sites, people have been taken for thousands of dollars and allegedly convinced to do things like smuggle drugs into Argentina.
The people behind the scams come from all around the world, Darrell Foxworth, special agent for the FBI, told NBC News, including the United States.
Last month, Tinder users reported fake profiles pointing them towards a mobile game called “Castle Clash.” The company behind the game denied involvement, while Tinder told NBC News in an email that it was "aware of the accounts in question and are taking the necessary steps to remove them."The technology might have changed, but many of the scams have been around for decades, like the classic where someone claims to be in the military overseas and then asks for money to fly back to the United States to see them in person.
There have not been any headline-grabbing scams involving Tinder.
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