Engaging 10 million users daily, the app allows a limited amount of your personal data to be accessed through Facebook by other Tinder users. While most members have found romance, some have complained to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about scams that left them with empty pockets-and broken hearts.
One FTC complaint tells about a woman who met a man on Tinder claiming to be a soldier stationed in Syria. He expressed his love for her quickly and their relationship took off. Eventually she realized it was a scam after he began requesting money. A similar case tells of a woman who sent $3,700 to a love interest via wire transfer, only to have the Tinder user cut off all communication afterward. There are many ways you can experience fraud through Tinder:
Using a dating app like Tinder can be fun and convenient, however it's important to look for red flags. Protect yourself by never giving money to someone you've never met face-to-face and report any suspicious activity to the FTC.