Fake pics to use for dating
It’s likely Nicole’s photos were taken by scammers to trap an unsuspecting user who thought she was good looking and had swiped right.“A lot of people were saying it's a compliment that they have chosen your photos but I think it’s the creepiest thing you can ever do and I find it really a huge invasion of my privacy,” Nicole said.
Nicole has written to Tinder to ask for the profile to be taken down, but has not heard back.
Seeking Arrangement has never found a fraudulent profile in which the person said he or she had a high school diploma and no bachelor's degree, Velasquez says.
Certain races Although American Indians make up less than 2 percent of the U. population, 36 percent of scam profiles say they're Native.
Although these countries are well known for scams, scammers nevertheless will be honest in their profile about where they're located because automated screening software looks for discrepancies between stated locations and where people actually sign onto the site.
Shifty jobs Twenty-six percent of scammers say they're engineers, 25 percent say they're royalty and 23 percent say they're self-employed.
Having your pictures stolen is also form of a identity theft, so you can also lodge a complaint with police. You can also do a reverse Google image search to find out if your photo is being used elsewhere.
The same goes if you’re on Tinder and unsure whether you’re talking to a real person or a chat bot.
According to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, scams on dating apps have gone from 4 per cent in 2015, to 11 per cent in January this year. Deputy Chair of the ACCC, Delia Rickard, said these types of scams work unbelievably well.
Then you will be busted" "You have a day to delete your fake profile. Tomorrow your IP address along with your home address is being handed in" "Oh, and when I get to find out your real identity, you will publicly be punished.