If you’ve used the popular dating app Tinder, a scam email is currently circulating online. If you receive one of these messages from the famous dating platform “Tinder” telling you about the perfect match, it may be too good to be true. Given the amount of personal information users put online to find their dream dates, scammers are taking advantage of this to try and siphon data from unsuspecting victims and use it for their own nefarious purposes. Continue reading this article and find out how you can protect yourself against this scam!

Dating applications, such as Tinder, are gaining popularity in the love life of French people and are gradually becoming part of their daily habits. According to a study carried out by the French Institute of Public Opinion (Ifop) and unveiled in October 2021, it was found that almost 22% of people in France had found a partner since the end of the first confinement (May 2021 ) on an online dating platform.

Watch out for fake emails impersonating the well-known dating app, Tinder.

You may find an email in your inbox with a particularly attractive subject line, such as “It’s a match!” or “Someone matched with you on Tinder!” “. At first glance, the sender seems to be the dating application Tinder, thanks in particular to the presence of its logo and a font in the characteristic red hues.

In addition, a prominent central button encourages you to discover the identity of your alleged match by clicking on “Find out who”. However, it is crucial to remain vigilant, as this is actually a phishing attempt. By clicking on the link, you risk being redirected to a potentially malicious website, intended to steal your personal and sensitive data.

Whether you are a fan of dating applications or not, a warning is in order here: it is essential to show discernment and vigilance when faced with this type of mail, which in some cases may prove to be fraudulent and have the purpose of trapping you.

With the rise of dating apps and the growth in their use, the likelihood of encountering online fraud attempts is also increasing. It is therefore essential to exercise caution and responsibility to ensure your safety while taking advantage of the opportunities offered by these platforms to connect with potential romantic partners.

Avoid email scams: How to recognize fraudulent emails and ensure your security?

Even though these fraudulent emails are sometimes very convincing, a few best practices can help you identify them and avoid falling into their clever traps.

An effective method to detect phishing attempts is to use reliable anti-virus software. If you receive a suspicious email, your antivirus can recognize it and send you an alert message. Do not ignore these warnings and make sure to regularly check that your antivirus is activated and up to date, as the Cybermalveillance.gouv site reminds us.

Another way to spot a fraudulent email is to carefully examine the sender’s email address. Most email phishing attempts use email addresses that do not look like official corporate or institutional addresses. A telltale sign is the absence of an entity name in the email address or the presence of spelling errors.

The content of the email is also a good indicator to determine if it is a fraudulent message. A common practice of cybercriminals is to ask you for personal information, such as your login credentials, banking information or access codes. Stick to the rule of never responding to such requests. It is important to remember that no legitimate entity, whether governmental, professional or otherwise, has the right to ask you for your bank card codes or your personal access codes by e-mail.

What should you do after detecting a fraudulent email?

In the event that this email is received at your professional email address, it is recommended that you immediately transfer it to the person in charge of IT security within your organization, or inform your Management who will provide you with the necessary instructions to follow to remediate.

Moreover, if such fraudulent e-mails reach your personal inbox, the National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL) recommends that you report these attempted scams to the following address: www.internet-signalement.gouv .Fr. Following this, it is advisable to permanently delete the email in question and empty your trash in order to preserve the security of your data.

In addition, if you have doubts about the authenticity of an email received, you can carry out an online diagnosis from the Cybermalveillance.gouv site, in order to assess the potential risks and take the appropriate measures to protect your system and data.

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