Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tinder Impostors – Story of My Stolen Identity by Kristin Shotwell
The popular dating app Tinder claims it has made more than 1 billion matches among its users since launching less than two years ago. Too bad not all of them are who they say they are.
Last month, Kristin Shotwell, 21, was walking home from class when her friend told her that he had seen her profile pop up on Tinder while visiting the University of Georgia in Athens.
There was one problem: Shotwell, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had been nowhere near Athens at the time and had never signed up for Tinder. Still, she shrugged it off, until her friends sent her a screen shot of a girl named "Kim."
“That is when it hit home, when I saw my face on a bio that had nothing to do with me,” Shotwell told NBC News.
Evan Spencer, says that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, Match fail to use such things as face-recognition software – which would have discovered that some pictures were being used hundreds of times.
I still think: Tinder is like Chatroulette but it will collapse like Skout.
Lots of persons want to use it, but nobody wants to pay for it.