How To Spot Fake Tinder Profiles, Bots, Catfish And Scams In 2021


Why Do So Many People Want to Fake Their Tinder Location?

By default, Tinder serves up matches that are close to you instead of ones in another city or country. While this seems logical from a distance perspective, there are a few reasons why people might want to change their location on Tinder. The popular ones include:

  • Relocating: Moving to a new city can be life-changing. One of the benefits that come with it is being able to meet new people. By changing your Tinder location, you’ll be able to check out the dating scene before you make the trip.
  • Traveling: Many people use Tinder to find dates when traveling. Maybe you’re planning a holiday in Thailand and want to find a date over there. By having a fake GPS on Tinder, you’ll be able to get an idea of what dating options are available.
  • No local matches: If you live in a small town, you may have already run out of profiles to swipe right. And you don’t want to date anyone your friend has already dated. Fortunately, you can give Tinder a fake location to meet people from regions outside.


It’s speculated that Tinder creates fake profiles themselves.

Theorized to inflate the number of accounts to swipe on. Again this is theory and there is no way to actually back up this claim.

It’s possible that when they first started the app, there were fake profiles.

But with the increase in popularity of Tinder & online dating, the theory holds no weight.

Tinder gets new users signing up every second.

No need to use Fake profiles.


Before Matching

It is very hard to tell if an account is managed by a bot, prior to matching with them and initiating conversation. However, these are some of the tell-tale traits of a bot and for actual people who are active on Tinder.

The Blackmail Scam

This will be an actual person and not a bot. This person will build a fictitious relationship with you so that they can encourage you to engage in an action that could ruin your life and then proceed to take screenshots to attempt to blackmail you for money.

How to spot fake accounts

Now you know more about those fake account holders

Now you know more about those fake account holders.

It is better to stay out of them.

Now, let’s learn how to spot those fake accounts from legit ones.

Above average quality profiles photos

Illegitimate prostitution and escort business owne

Illegitimate prostitution and escort business owners use high qulity photos.

Normally, people would use their smartphone to take photos to use for their profiles. Amongst them, those high quality photos would stand out.

The above photo is from Tinder’s official Instagram, but some users would have much higher quality photos.

Those photos would be shot with high-end DSLR cameras and it would be in unusually high quality.

Moreover, their compositions are in movie posters’ professional level.

It is highly unlikely that normal female users would use this kind of professionally taken photos as their profiles’ photos. Thus it is better to avoid them.

Too gorgeous looks

Prostitution and escort business owners also use v

Prostitution and escort business owners also use very attractive models’ photos on Tinder.

Basically, beautiful females naturally attract oppssitte of sex, thus there is no need of joiining Tinder.

Therefore, “message me” text from those females need to be handled with caution.

There are so many fake accounts of this sort on Tinder, it is safe to assume that they are nearly all fake.

Obviously, people want to meet someone who is very attractive. However, the more beautiful they are, your guard needs to be higher.

Getting hits on image search

Image search would be one way to find out about th

Image search would be one way to find out about the legitimacy of a photo.

By doing image search,

If a photo has several different search results with different names, it will be better not to contact the account holder.

The majority of results would be from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Photos often would end up to be used as those kinds of fake account profiles, because owners shared them on their social media. They would not know that their photos have been used as parts of scamming practice.

It is better to know that, sharing personal photos on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, has certain risks.

Very long & sexually provocative bio

Unlawful prostitution and escort businesses owners often use very long and sexcually provocative bio.

A normal user would not write a full long bio on Tinder.

She would not share any sexual habits or history.

Even with high sexual drive, it is better to avoid these kinds of users. They are scammers.

Sharing their contact too easily

After “match”, if a female user shares her contact

After “match”, if a female user shares her contact easily, she will be more likely to be a scammer.

Normal users would not have any advantages by sharing their contact, thus female users who would share their contact details without any hesitation, they are scammers.

It is better to avoid to exchange contact because there are possibilities of your contact information to be sold which result in receiving spam messages. After exchanging contact, there is an invite to go to a specific website.

Scammers would invite users who exchange personal contact information to visit another website.

Sending those invitations is against Tinder’s rule. Thus take screenshots and report this kind of users immediately. ()

No date after long time of exchanging messages

There are certain female users on Tinder, who woul

There are certain female users on Tinder, who would never agree to meet up in person.

Some users experience that after exchanges favorable messages, some females would never agree to meet up for a date. However, this typical behavior is common for banters.

Banters often have very attractive profile photos, but real people behind those accounts are total strangers.

Banters have zero interest meeting up for dates with anyone; thus they do not have to have a real photo of themselves on Tinder.

Banters are the hardest scammers to spot on Tinder.

After intensive messaging for more than a week, if users avoid to exchange personal contact, they are more likely banters. Give up and move on!

How to Report a Fake Tinder Profile

Already matched:

  1. Press the red flag in the top right corner

2. Press ‘report and unmatch

3. Press ‘feels like spam

Before swiping:

1. Scroll to the bottom of their profile and press ‘report ’

  1. Press ‘feels like spam’


There are countless reasons why you aren’t getting responses back from matches.

  • The account you have messaged may have notifications turned off
  • some people swipe with no intention of messaging. It kills time for them
  • A bad opener is the most likely reason. Take a look at our openers that get you an immediate response
  • She isn’t interested. It was an accidental right swipe.
  • She is busy with another guy.

Are There A Lot Of Fake Profiles On Tinder?

For any dating app to work, they need to have users. If there are no users, then there is no point in swiping for an extended period. Tinder used to have this issue early on.

However, nowadays, they are the most popular mobile dating app worldwide. They don’t have an issue with not having enough users.

However, there may be issues in certain areas where not enough people are using the app, so Tinder may put fake profiles to make it look like there are many users in that area.

If you live near a city, there shouldn’t be any issues running into fake profiles. If you live in a rural area, there’s a greater chance of seeing bots show up in your card stack.

How to meet real females on Tinder

There are many fake profiles on Tinder, some would

There are many fake profiles on Tinder, some would be fallen victim to some scamming.

Some may feel that they should refrain from using Tinder.

However, normal females could be spotted by having below points

  • ●No profile photos
  • ●Very short and belief bio
  • ●No body size information
  • ●Not easily share their contact information

There are not a lot of females in their 20s but there are enough users in their 30s.

It would be better to look for users with above points, it can reduce the chance to NOT waste time on scammers.

Good News About Tinder Bots and Fake Profiles

The good news is Tinder is constantly spending the big bucks to ensure spam and scams stay off your swiping screen. I can tell you with confidence that we have moved past the worst years of fake Tinder profiles.

Sure, some might pop up now and then, but Tinder is more vigilant than ever to take any of these fake profiles down before they can cause too much damage.

And to be honest, guys, if you keep some common sense and trust your gut, you really shouldn’t find yourself getting scammed by anyone. If you are ready to avoid the fake profiles and get some real matches, check out my free list of 50 amazing bios for you to copy.

What to Do When Youve Spotted a Fake Account

When you’ve spotted a fake account, or come across a bot, you may be considering what to do. While it might not be clear, the first, primary step is also the most obvious one: you should report and unmatch the account so that they can’t talk to you anymore. You don’t have to have matched an account to report them, though you can also report accounts you have been matched with as well. To report a potential bot or fraud account, go to their profile. Tap on the menu icon on your display (it will appear as an ellipse, a horizontal triple-dotted icon) and select Report. You’ll quickly be asked to fill out why you’re reporting the user, but overall, the process only lasts a few moments and is relatively easy to finish.

Note that if you plan to report AND unmatch, you need to report first – if you just unmatch, you won’t have any way of accessing the other account in order to report it.

The same goes for unmatching users. If you’re unsure whether the user contacting you is committing account fraud, you can still unmatch (and report) the user. Just as discussed above with the reporting method, tapping on the triple-dotted menu icon will load the option to unmatch an account. You aren’t necessarily limited to only unmatching or only reporting, so if you feel you’re in a situation that you need to do both, go right ahead.  However, you should be careful when reporting. If you report too many accounts that aren’t actually bots or false users, you may find your ability to report users limited by Tinder. Blocking can be done as much as you feel comfortable doing.

One tip: if you are talking with a fake account, don’t get into an argument with them about them being fake. It may be very tempting to unleash all of your dating frustration on a basically anonymous source but it is not worth it. Some of the smarter scammers out there, confronted by an accusation of being fake, will immediately report YOUR account as being fake. Since they have dozens or hundreds of accounts, none of which they really care about, while you have only one account which you DO care about, playing “chicken” like this is not a good strategy for you. Just leave the conversation, report them to Tinder, and move on.

Wrap Up

Tinder continuously tries to improve its app, but there’s no way to broaden your dating prospects without changing your location on the app. Fortunately, fake GPS still works with Tinder and you now have software like iToolab AnyGo to do it securely.

Make sure to stick with the methods we’ve discussed above so that your Tinder account stays active – and you find matches from your desired location. Good luck!

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