How to Delete Tinder Account?
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More often nowadays, we hear love stories from our friends, when they get acquainted with new people through dating apps. With over 9 billion matches made to date and 600 million swipes per day, Tinder has become one of the most popular services in online dating world and changed the way many people find love. In spite of the fact that this platform is widely known and very popular, it poses a threat to your online security. The study in the UK shows that the cybercrime reporting center fixes more than 350 Tinder attacks every month. A similar situation is observed in other countries. Even though Tinder is created as a game of searching for an attractive person for you, the application, like any social network, collects more information about users than you suppose, such as:
- Name, phone number, both email and physical addresses
- Information from your Facebook profile as logging to Tinder is possible only through Facebook
- Your location wherever you use the app
- Downloaded photos and videos to Tinder
The security flaw associated with bots
Swipe right, start a conversation with a fake user, and your private data could be stolen. How is it possible? If you use Tinder, there are huge odds that you will run into an annoying spambots. The point here is that they usually create an impression of real people, and it is really tough row to hoe to distinguish these impostors from legitimate persons. They spread dangerous messages, which lure users install malware on their devices, or convince them to buy useless goods. Moreover, there are many cases when money is withdrawn from accounts without the cardholder’s knowledge or when private data is collected and sold to third parties.
Deleting the app won’t solve the problem
Didn’t find your soulmate and decided to say “goodbye” to the application? Then it’s worth saying that just by removing Tinder from the device, you will not get rid of your account. The profile, photos, and correspondence will continue to live. Actually, it’s a good idea if you ever change your mind and want to start using it again. Then just download the app once more, try to remember your login and password, and, if successful, enjoy the communication with renewed vigor. But if you decide to delete your account once and for all, follow the instruction that we described below.
How to delete your account permanently?
Be sure, that deactivating your account is much easier process than decision-making about this. If you are tired of the fact that the app stores your private data and shows you targeted ads, which is the least possible trouble, follow these few steps to delete your account:
1. Open the application and hit your Profile icon
2. Select Settings and scroll down to Delete Account
3. Give a reason about your decision to delete the account. Tap Delete and confirm this action
Tinder is created to find the only one and meet new people. Just make sure you recognize the warning signs we have described in our article. And finally, get our prime solution, VPN Unlimited, to keep your web safety on the top level. This way, you will hide your online activity from snoopers, surf the web anonymously, and protect your sensitive information.
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