Content of the material
- DOES TINDER HAVE FAKE PROFILES?
- WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TINDER PROFILES ARE FAKE
- How to Verify a Tinder Profile
- Are There A Lot Of Fake Profiles On Tinder?
- Use DoNotPay To Bypass Tinder Phone Verification
- Known Tinder Scams
- HOW TO REPORT A FAKE PROFILE
- Step 3: Locate Some Photos
- Reasons To Use Fake Phone Number for Tinder
- You can download the image, and we’ve made it a HUGE size (1125 x 2436 pixels) so you can use it on media and make it as trustworthy as possible
DOES TINDER HAVE FAKE PROFILES?
The short answer is Yes.
Does Tinder create them, most likely not.
It’s people who create them for malicious intent.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TINDER PROFILES ARE FAKE
To date there are about 50 million people using Tinder Worldwide, with an estimated 8 million in the US.
These numbers are going to increase as younger people flock to online dating.
That said, it’s difficult to know exactly how many Tinder accounts are fake.
Tinder does make best attempts to delete reported accounts so numbers can fluctuate.
*Match is Tinder’s parent company
This will also depend on the area you are swiping in, more dense cities will have more fake profiles.
How to Verify a Tinder Profile
Ask to see their social media accounts: If their Instagram is attached to their profile and not private, you don’t even need to ask. Make sure you look at how long they have been active on Instagram and how many followers they have. It might be a little fishy if they have few followers and only started their account a week ago.
With Facebook, most scammers or other profiles probably won’t give it to you. If they say they don’t actually have Facebook, they are full of crap, because you need a Facebook account to set up Tinder. Any avoidance of showing you an established social media account that has been going for more than a month or two should be a major red flag.
Ask for their Snapchat: The reason this can easily be a way to verify the identity of your match is that they can send you a picture in real-time. It tells you when a photo has been sent from their camera roll rather than taken live.
FaceTime or Skype: If you’re still really unsure, to be pretty much 100% you could ask to FaceTime or Skype. If they appear to be making excuses like their webcam is broken – red flag.
Are There A Lot Of Fake Profiles On Tinder?
For any dating app to work, they need to have users. If there are no users, then there is no point in swiping for an extended period. Tinder used to have this issue early on.
However, nowadays, they are the most popular mobile dating app worldwide. They don’t have an issue with not having enough users.
However, there may be issues in certain areas where not enough people are using the app, so Tinder may put fake profiles to make it look like there are many users in that area.
If you live near a city, there shouldn’t be any issues running into fake profiles. If you live in a rural area, there’s a greater chance of seeing bots show up in your card stack.
Use DoNotPay To Bypass Tinder Phone Verification
DoNotPay came up with a convenient alternative for people reluctant to provide their real phone numbers when signing up for different online services. Use our Burner Phone feature to bypass phone number verification for apps, subscriptions, and other services that demand this kind of authentication.
Access DoNotPay from your web browser and follow these steps to generate a phone number for Tinder verification:
- Click on Burner Phone
- Choose Tinder as the company you need a number for
- Select Create a Temporary Number
- Use it to verify your account
- Enter the code you received
When registering for a service with your phone number, you get a text message with a confirmation code. If you use our service, DoNotPay will display a message containing the code in your account. You can use this number once because it gets deactivated in 10 minutes to prevent spam and ensure privacy.
We allow users to create multiple temporary phone numbers per month, and it is all included in our monthly subscription with no extra fees. That amount is next to nothing compared to $50 and more with some other services.
Known Tinder Scams
In 2016 a scam was floating around Tinder asking users to verify their identity, which I find kind of ironic now. A bot would start sending flirty messages and then quite soon into the conversation ask their match to verify their identity by clicking a link.
The bot would send a message along the lines of “verify yourself before I meet you so I know you are who you say lol.” The link would direct the user to a site called “Tinder Safe Dating.”
Long story short, the site would trick the user into giving up their credit card details, and then subsequently use those details to join a series of free trials to porn sites.
Those free trials turned into paid subscriptions if the user didn’t catch on and cancel them before the trial ended, charging their credit card roughly US$120 per month.
This scam hasn’t been around for a long time now, but it just gives you an idea of the lengths people go to and the intricate detail that can be involved in these scams.
HOW TO REPORT A FAKE PROFILE
With all these tips the best advice is to report fake profiles and get them off Tinder.
There are several ways to report a fake profile, such as emailing Tinder themselves.
The easiest way to report an account is through the app itself.
To report someone, go to his/her profile > scroll down and tap Report.
Select the reasoning, and then you are good.
Step 3: Locate Some Photos
Before you create a Tinder profile, you need to add some profile pictures on Facebook. These images will sync with your future Tinder account and you can choose which one to display.
A Tinder profile without a decent picture will look suspicious at first glance. So if you want to seem genuine, it’s best to find suitable photos.
However, make sure that you don’t use other people’s photos without permission. You can either find some free stock photos or lesser-known public figures so you don’t get in trouble.
Also, stock photos of objects, nature, animals, are always allowed. However, people on Tinder will rarely want to “match” with an image of a dog or a snowy mountaintop.
When you find appropriate images, just go to your new profile’s Facebook home page and press “Add Picture”. That will be your profile image.
Reasons To Use Fake Phone Number for Tinder
People are rightfully concerned about their privacy on dating apps. Tinder goes out of the way to prove your number stays private, but other service providers may not be as considerate. One thing you should keep in mind is that people can use your phone number to track down your Tinder account, using apps designed specifically for that. Another downside of using a real number online is that numerous companies sell their users’ phone numbers and personal info to advertising agencies and political groups. If you’ve already provided your real number, there is not much that you can do.
Plenty of services, including Tinder, offer two-factor authentication, in which case your number is used to prevent others from hacking your account. When Tinder notices there’s been an attempt of logging in to your account from another device or location, they inform you via text message. They also include a verification code in the text, which you must enter to log in.
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