How women are using their Tinder matches to scam money off men
One user has received money from more than 20 paying matches in the last week
How to create the perfect Tinder bio is one of life’s great mysteries … but it looks like one woman has taken it a step further.
Maggie Archer, a 20-year-old student from Missouri, has a pretty interesting strategy and it seems to be working, in a way.
She simply writes, “Send me $5, see what happens.”
That’s right, instead of using the app to find a date, Archer is using Tinder to scam money off gullible men, BuzzFeed reports.
So, how does it work?
The student reveals that as soon as she matches with a guy and he inquires about the cryptic fee, she encourages him to send the money via Paypal.
And, as for the surprise, much to the dismay of those foolish enough to fall for Archer’s trapping, all you get is unmatched.
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But really, no one in their right mind would actually fall for that, would they?
Taking to Twitter to prove just how successful the scam has been, Archer’s Paypal history shows a string of $5 payments.
The best possible use for tinder pic.twitter.com/bYs49yEds6
— Maggie (@maggiearch3r) March 22, 2017
In fact, she has received money from more than 20 paying matches in the last week.
That’s in excess of over $100 just for a one-sentence bio.
Some men have even offered her more – she says the most she’s ever gotten from anyone was $10.
“Some men get creepy and assume if they offer a lot more, like hundreds, something will actually happen, which of course it doesn’t,” she told BuzzFeed.
“It’s really a foolproof plan, because I’m not actually promising anything, I just say ‘see what happens.’”