Almost all dating apps aim to provide a convenient, hassle free environment for you to find that perfect partner. But in reality, Tinder and most dating apps only seem to be able to find a lot of scammers.
These apps provide a very lucrative area for would be attackers to find prey. Because according to a recent study, users of these apps are very vulnerable to a large number of attacks; with male users clicking on 70% of the links that are sent to them by potential matches. [For reference Instagram ads have a click through rate of just 0.8%].
These apps are a haven for two main types of attackers:
- Cat Fishers
If you use these apps, to be able to recognize these scammers is very useful,especially in the monetary sense; dating app scams led to losses of $363 Million in 2018 alone [Link].