It didn’t take too much time for scammers to jump on Tinder to rob people. They create fake profiles and try to convince you to give your credit card information or download a malicious file.
Once their fake profile match with you, they almost immediately send the first message. The first message and following messages are all copied and pasted so that it’s easy to spot them. Here are 5 typical first messages that scammers use.
Is there anything to do? Report the profile and block it right away. No need for trying to talk them about their behavior. They will unmatch you once they know they are the one who is fooled.
1. “just saying hey”
Hey! You want my credit card information? Here, take it
2. “I will break the ice hey! message me when have free time”
I will break your bones stupid scammer. Message me when you have free time
3. “hit me up 707123456789”
Fast-delivery hookup service? I won’t pay for it if you don’t deliver within 30 minutes
4. “hiya! what are you up to tonight?”
I am up to find some scammers and report them. hiya?
5. “It’s a Match! :D”
Really? I wish we hadn’t matched. I wish you hadn’t heard about Tinder