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The danger of a match on Tinder: this is how they are stealing data and money

The danger of a match on Tinder: this is how they are stealing data and money

Dating apps (Photo: Special)

Finding love on the internet is not always a positive adventure, because many times can fall into the hands of scammers or imposters who seek to take advantage of good intentions. There are even many cases in which the identity of people can be usurped.

The use of dating apps has increased exponentially in recent years. According to the statistics portal Statisticalmore than 234 million users use this type of platform in the world and it is expected that by 2023 there will be more than 280 million people who have at least one account in a dating app.

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Which is better, dating apps or websites

If you have an application in mind but don’t know which one to try, it’s best to check it out.as recommendations of the application stores both in Android What iOS and then the user ratings.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a longer and more fluid conversation, websites could be the ideal alternative. Some of the best known and highly rated are Badoo, QueContactos, Meetic, eDarling, Be2, Singles with Level, Singles50, Match.com and Shakn.

dating apps (Photo: badoo)
dating apps (Photo: badoo)

How to use dating apps and stay safe

1. Do not link other social networks

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According to Check Point, dating apps continue to raise significant concerns about the privacy. Most allow users to register their accounts on one of their social networks (Instagram, Facebook, Spotifyetc.).

If a user chooses to do so, your profile will be automatically fed with information from that social network, such as photos and profile information. Users could also share data such as their place of work or university.

All of this makes it easy to find dating app users’ social media accounts and, depending on those accounts’ privacy settings, other personal data; including access to data such as the user’s location, workplace, name, contact details, etc.

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Social networks.  (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
Social networks. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

2. Recognize the signs of a suspicious profile

The best way to be safe on Tinder is Avoid suspicious profiles with different tactics.

For example, if the person only has a photo or nothing written on their bio, it may be a fake profile. Another suggestion is to use tools like Google’s reverse image search engine. Google Chrome to see if the images they have on their profile are true.

There are some behaviors which are also signs of a fake profile such as those asking for personal information, phone number or address. Also, they can try to convince you to continue the conversation on another platform such as WhatsApp.

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Dating app.  (photo: Reuters)
Dating app. (photo: Reuters)

3. Take into account the place of the appointment

Before making an appointment, it is best to talk to the person video call, to make sure it is the person you are trying to meet. It is better that the first time you choose a place that you know intimately, preferably one that is public and has high visibility.

Additionally, it is a good idea to contact a friend and tell them that you are going on a date. You can make use of the functionalities of certain applications, such as WhatsApp, which allow you to see the location for a certain period of time, to be extra safe. You can also tell them you will be sending updates every certain period of time.

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