Match Group’s Dating Apps Now Helps You Avoid Romance Scams

Match Group, the parent company of dating app Tinder, has launched a new campaign introducing in-app messages and email notifications tipping people on how to prevent being scammed online.

Users of Tinder and French online dating app Meetic will receive prompts and tips and common behaviors to watch out for.

Suggestions include making sure potential matches have their profile picture verified, video chatting with them before meeting in person and learning how to recognize scammer red flags.

Match, Hinge, Plenty of Fish and OurTime will send out emails and message notifications to users with the same scam-related tips.

The global public awareness campaign will roll out in over 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, the U.K., India, Australia, Japan, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

Match Group recently launched a feature across its apps that send users popup messages with safety tips if certain words are detected in the conversation.

In 2021, the Federal Trade Commission reported that consumers lost a staggering $547 million to romance scammers.

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