Online dating bot
The second type were those promoting a third party – such as bots pushing mobile games like Castle Clash, which last April invaded Tinder, creating a lot of negative media attention for the company.After users matched with the bots, the “women” would strike up a conversation, quickly ask whether their match had heard of a game, and send them a link – in the case of the Castle Clash bots, containing the URL “Tinderverified”.Dan Winchester, co-founder of Scamalytics, said: “We see whole conversations unfold between humans and bots, with the human believing they are talking to another human – effectively passing the Turing test!The bot will ultimately move the human onto another messaging platform or service, or alternatively harvest an email address.” The other type of spam, which Symantec said makes up the “overwhelming majority” of spam on mobile, are fake prostitution profiles.Anti-scammer group Scam Survivors said sextortion will be one of the biggest trends to watch in 2015, and while it will generally affect adult and casual dating services, general dating sites need to be mindful.
This lack of security innovation on the phone channel makes the phone a preferred vector for financial attacks.
Online dating is an interesting aspect of modern Internet technology.
In particular, one intriguing phenomenon is known as an online dating bot.
These have provocative pictures of women, with a text overlay giving details about price and services, and a URL to connect with the women.
These URLs take you to explicit personals websites for casual dating and hookups.
And just as dating sites cater to different niches, scammers also tailor their frauds, depending on the clientele of the service.