Hi all, I am posting here today to bring attention to a somewhat new scam that has recently picked up as of 2021 but has been around since 2020 as far as I know.
This is a well written scam with aspects of social engineering and possibly using a real person to conduct the said scam. The scam begins on Tinder, pretend you are someone who is using Tinder and is swiping right. I was doing that and I matched with someone who appeared to be a legitimate person. They had a Snapchat in their profile description.
I added this person to Snapchat and we began talking about interests and favorite foods, artists, etc.. By all indications this person seemed to be a legitimate person and spoke with very good English, they answered my questions with stunning accuracy that a bot wouldn’t be able to. Anywho, after some time probably two weeks. This person says they are an adult entertainer and do adult live cams. I say oh, that’s different but I mean at least you’re bringing in money in a difficult economy.
They said yeah and talked about how the pandemic had affected their work prospects and how Wal-Mart laid them off. They then proceeded to ask me if I would be interested in seeing how their adult live cams work. I immediately got suspicious and said sure. I clicked on a link and was immediately sent to a Wix website and then another website that was a generic payment page for some adult entertainment thing that was based in Cyprus and of course when I googled it, you can bet your ass that it had tons of Reddit posts about it. I immediately cut off communications with said person and started to investigate more about this website.
So far, it is quite common in a lot of Tinder scams with it going under background check websites and in addition adult entertainment sites.
It appears that these scammers are actual people who steal other peoples photos and usually spend a great deal of time constructing legitimate looking tik toks, Snapchats, Instagram’s, even Facebooks. I don’t know if they are employed by the website that is collecting credit card information or something like this.
But unfortunately it appears this is becoming more common and it seems like my Snapchat is getting adds from similar accounts. So, I guess the lesson is to be careful of everyone (even more so now) on Tinder and Bumble.
The content was posted by LukeTheCurious on 2021-11-17 02:43:38 via reddit