The Ashley Madison con not only revealed that bots may exceedingly outnumber humans on many popular dating apps, but also that sometimes, the company itself is the source of these automations.If the platform can get a guy on a site for free, flood him with hotties who want to chat, then make him pay for the privilege, profits will shoot up quicker than their clients’ stiffies.
"A lot of people think this only happens to dumb people, and they can tell if they're talking to a bot," Steve Baker, a lead investigator for the Federal Trade Commission, tells The Rolling Stone. The people running these scams are professionals, and they do this for a living." Intricate bots have the ability to learn and remember user details like name, age, location, and likes.
“I uninstalled Tinder because I only ever got messaged by bots.
It's hell on your self-esteem when the only profiles that swipe right are fucking computer programs,” he says.
One simple strategy involves employing pure gibberish.
For example, if you say, "I love jkhfkdjh," the bot might stupidly respond, "What do you love about jfhfkdjh?