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Tinder, the addictive online matchmaking tool, is plagued by fake accounts luring unsuspecting users into pricey phishing schemes.
And they ruse is easy to fall for, because it plays into our desire for easy flirtation.
He says he's found a correlation between newly released apps and spam, with a larger percentage for Android.But since he worked in web security, he was curious to follow the trail.He played along, researched the link and discovered it had over 8,000 clicks since it was created in January.In March, Tinder co-founder Sean Rad told the Tinder didn't have problems with fake or spam accounts because users must have Facebook accounts."Not only do you know there is a high likelihood that this is a real person because it’s connected to their Facebook profile, Tinder also tells you who your common friends are, which helps solve that legitimacy issue." But an experiment a few months ago by Brigham Young students, who created a dummy account with only a handful of Facebook friends, dispelled Rad's claim.
Tinder literally refers to a flammable material; a dry substance ready to burn.