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PCWorld

The popular dating app generally doesn't verify most user accounts, but that hasn't stopped spammers from pretending to offer the service. In recent weeks, automated bots masquerading as Tinder profiles have been telling real users to get "verified," as part of a clever scam to sell them porn, security firm Symantec said on Thursday. The spam bots first send off flirty messages, like "Wanna eat cookie dough together some time?" It's a free service, the spam bot will claim, and done "to verify the person you wanna meet isn't a serial killer lol." The spam bot will then send a link to a site called "Tinder Safe Dating."