The popular dating app Tinder is trying to make users feel safe in a personal meeting after various romantic scams have recently appeared in the headlines.
Starting this week, the dating app will provide users with a validation tool that will be built into the app’s Security Center. The parent company of Tinder, Match Group, will work with a non-profit provider to verify Garbo’s help to provide checks. This was reported by CNN.
Garba focuses on informing and preventing gender-based violence.
How This was reported by TechCrunchwhen users log in to the app, they will be redirected to the Garbo website if they try to pass the test. Users will need a name and phone number to begin the process. If there are no results, the program will request additional information, such as the person’s age.
And 2019 ProPublica and Columbia Journalism Investigations investigation report found that sexual predators spread in match-style dating apps. Romantic scams have also intensified in recent months during the pandemic.
Recent Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler” also raised eyebrows after the story a man named Simon Leviev gained great popularity. Leviev was able to defraud several women in different countries for thousands of dollars, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, and could get away with his crimes until he was finally blocked from using a popular dating program.