Okay, but how does a spambot work, and what do they want?Whoever created the dating spambot obviously realized that the best way to separate someone from their money is to try and get in their pants. Anyway, a spambot is a computer program that can interact with you enough to convince you that they’re a real person.Quick Note from Talkspace: Because we provide online messaging therapy, we frequently hear from potential clients who want to be sure they are chatting with a therapist, not a chatbot.All of our therapists are licensed, flesh and blood humans, but we understand the concern. Someone wants to help you win at the game of online dating. Instead they sent you to folks who want to help you sharpen your skills. The fact is that it came off that way, and that’s no bueno.
Changes made to Tinder's spam detection system last year forced spambots to change approach.
Here is an actual form letter that Ava received: “Hiya.
I was going to cut and paste some pre-typed email, but thought I’d just say hi instead. Ok, photogenic, and you seem fun and interesting, very interesting…” How do we know this is a form letter?
Say you’re using Tinder, and you match with a beautiful girl with only one photo.
She immediately sends you a private message, and it quickly becomes suggestive.