Scams on apps

  • mustang1985

    Posts: 1

    Sep 30, 2014 1:33 PM GMT
    Hi there RJers!

    Is it true what are they talking about Grindr, Scruff and apps like those two?

    I heard from few guys that it is very easy to hack into phone numbers and IP address, especially over Scruff.
    My friend was hooked up over Scruff. He got some message on chinese, and after that on english.
    He started to talk with that guy, and he decided to meet him.

    They went on a date in some coffee shop, and after an half on hour, he was jumped on by some guys with cameras and they were saying that he is gonna be on TV or youtube.

    At first, he didn't delete Scruff, but he deactivate it. Few weeks later, he got the call, not on his cell but on his home number that he's ip is still on there so they can see his location and everything...after that, he decided to delete it.

    Anyone had experience like that?
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:06 PM GMT
    I bet these companies only make public the bad news only when the rumors grow to an Apple gate size.

    if your at a crowded coffee shop or just city life. Either way the iPhone has had built in VPN for years but gets little use. BolehVPN or hidemyass are not that expensive. This stuff provides one more hoop for a hacker to jump.

    a cell phone ip address is likely not static and seeks a new id address after a reset of something.

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    Oct 01, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
    I think it depends on OS you're using. Android is the most vulnerable one when it comes to digging you're personal info out of it.

    And as the guy above said phones switch their IPs all the time, so I really doubt that you can locate someone using that. But I might be wrong.
  • CyclingRi

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    Oct 07, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
    My friend told me about this too. He said that he got a message from some guy who told him about this scam.