Netflix hit The Tinder Swindler shows how dating scams work: fake profiles, sob stories and our own fantasies – how to avoid the trap

Feb 19, 2022 | INVESTING

It’s no surprise that Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler, a true-crime documentary about a con artist who scammed women out of millions of dollars, is a global hit.Because of dating app Tinder’s popularity – and notoriety – the documentary amassed 45 million hours of viewing time in the first week after its release in early February.The app, which has more than seven million subscribers worldwide, has become something of a hotbed for catfish scouring the app for easy marks. While some fake profiles…

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