Symantec said it found over 13 different versions of these fake verification sites, which show step-by-step instructions on how to get your profile verified with “no charge” – a process that includes age verification, a background check and a code sent to your phone.To try and tempt users even further, the websites feature photos of women in lingerie, with Narang saying they promise singles that “once they are verified, they will receive the woman’s contact information including her phone number, personal email address, Skype screen name, and social media user names.” The page then ask users to give their email address and create a username & password, after which they are prompted to complete the “secure age verification” process by inputting their credit card details.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.For those who haven't used it, on Tinder you fill out a simple profile and post a few photos of yourself.Called Hands-Free Tinder, it uses heart rate sensors built into wearables such as the Apple Watch to like (left), or reject (right) fellow Tinder members automatically When a profile is opened, the heart rate monitor starts tracking the wearer's pulse and if there is a noticeable increase, it assumes they like the profile and the app automatically generates a right swipe.If the heart rate doesn't increase, or decreases, it generates a left swipe.
If both people "like" one another they are connected through an in-app chat feature.
First, the spam bots initiate conversation with Tinder users with a “flirty or playful” message, such as: “Wanna eat cookie dough together some time? The spam bot then says it is a new free service from Tinder designed to ensure that “the person you wanna meet isn’t a serial killer lol.” As Symantec’s Satnam Narang says, the scammers are cleverly using any mistrust singles might have towards online dating services to help with their scams, saying: “The spammers use this legitimate concern to convince users to verify themselves and trick them into thinking verification will lead to a date.” The fraudsters might also be playing off the fact that Tinder launched “verified” profiles last year for “notable figures” like celebrities and athletes, because although the type of fake verification they are peddling is completely different, users may have heard about “verified” Tinder profiles, therefore making the scam more believable.
” After trading a couple of messages back and forth, the bot then asks if the user is verified on Tinder, with a message like: “ok, hey are you verified by chance? After mentioning the verified profiles, the spam bots then send users a link to an external site that has fake Tinder branding and “words about verification, background checks, safety, date codes, or protection”.
The Apple Watch Tinder app is pictured Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.