But they all had sketchy bios and no shared interests. "I sent them messages and out of the three accounts I encountered in that string of that session, I got a reply from two of them.
But they all had sketchy bios and no shared interests. "I sent them messages and out of the three accounts I encountered in that string of that session, I got a reply from two of them.And they were both the exact same reply." Narang figured it was a hoax.Tinder, the addictive online matchmaking tool, is plagued by fake accounts luring unsuspecting users into pricey phishing schemes.
On Twitter, it's not hard to find users complaining about the practice: Still, Narang says there's another problem.Link baiting and phishing are common practice online."It's part and parcel of what to expect when a social network gets popular," he says.Welcome to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Panda Cams, where you can watch giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Bei Bei.While you are watching pandas chomp on bamboo, play in trees and tumble in the grass, specially trained volunteers with Friends of the National Zoo are hard at work using these cameras to collect behavioral data on the giant pandas.Narang has practical advice: "Remain cautious and remain skeptical.If you look at some of the profiles and there's some sketchy aspects: they don't have any shared interests, the pictures are kind of risque, the tag lines are very strange, when you engage with a person and they ask you to click on links and go to a webcam, that's a scam." If you're having problems with the app, let us know in the comments.But since he worked in web security, he was curious to follow the trail.He played along, researched the link and discovered it had over 8,000 clicks since it was created in January.There's no way to report it in the app; instead Tinder only allows users to block spam accounts.Meaning, if you have concerns, you have to send Tinder an email or tweet.