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The FTC is warning members of the LGBTQ+ community about online extortion via dating apps such as Grindr and Feeld. According to the American watchdog, a common scam involves a fraudster posing as a potential romantic partner on one of the apps. The cybercriminal sends explicit of a stranger photos while posing as them, and …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Might want an edit

    "The cybercriminal sends explicit of a stranger photos while posing as them" doesn't read well to my ear for any of the common flavors of english grammar. Happens to the best of us.

    Perhaps alternating the of at least order three of the words instead?

    *also happens to me too (two?)

  2. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    According to the American watchdog, a common scam involves a fraudster posing as a potential romantic partner on one of the apps.

    Romance? On Grindr? Talk about missing the point.

  3. Phones Sheridan Bronze badge
    Paris Hilton

    Dating app extortion? Take a look at e-Harmony where you have to pay to be listed as more attractive.

  4. Abominator

    I think there is an existing law against that.

    It's called blackmail.

    It's not new. It's as old as civilisation.

  5. yetanotheraoc Silver badge

    safe spaces?

    ` "... that can include 'safe spaces'" where people can freely live their lives. `

    Not the internet, then.

  6. Brad16800

    Sucks that we're still in a world where gender matters. I'm trans and I do hide it at work. I was let go at my last job while in the 3 month probation period a week after I came out to a few people. Apparently poor performance but I'd had nothing but positive feedback upto that point.

    I didn't contest it as it'd just be a waste of time. New job now going strong but I'm still hiding who I am on the inside for fear of having to look again for a job (systems engineer).

    Shouldn't matter what you identify as. Just need to get the job done.

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