Spam Bots on Grindr apps


  • Sep 13, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    Has anyone else been flooded with spam bots on apps like Grindr, Jack'd, etc? I keep getting pestered by profiles with decent looking guys, but the guys are located 4000+ miles away from me. I'm curious as to what they are trying to accomplish/selling by talking to you. Has anyone actually engaged them?
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    Sep 13, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    I was getting at least 3 spam messages a day on Jackd. Had to uninstall it, since there's no option to logout or go offline.

    Basically they chat you up, and then eventually ask you to check out a link to visit.

    It's pretty easy to spot the fakes. Just block and report them when you do encounter them.
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    You'd think that they would at LEAST masquerade as being only a few miles from you.
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    Sep 13, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    So what's the point of clicking on the link? Drives ad revenue to them? Records your cell phone number to sell to marketers so they can text you? Exposes you to a virus?
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    Sep 13, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSo what's the point of clicking on the link? Drives ad revenue to them? Records your cell phone number to sell to marketers so they can text you? Exposes you to a virus?
    Most likely referral/affiliate links. Every unique click/visitor, the spammer gets paid.
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    I used to get them on Grindr but not anymore. I have been getting them a lot on Jack'd and I am considering uninstalling the app. Seriously, I get like 5 spam messages a day.
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    Sep 13, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    If they are like bots everywhere else, after a few exchanges that follow an obvious script,they will send you a link to a pay site "to see more of them."