Good Gravy commented
Grindr has long ignored numerous people's pleas to block obvious spam, like first contacts consisting of nothing but a URL. Given that this is easy to do, I'm starting to wonder whether Grindr itself creates those accounts, paid by the owners of those websites, so they're not only advertising to us paid users, but pretending they aren't, letting us THINK it's external spam. This probably isn't true, but then Grindr should consider that their inaction makes it seem possible.
I'm unsure if this is just Grindr premium, but you have a filter to see profiles from users in a certain age range, distance and settings for blank or photo having profiles. I wish my inbox had the same filter options. I want to not accept spam messages from people 900 miles away or ones saying "fuckavenue.com" from blank profiles 4 times a day. The amount of unwanted messages I receive is gross. Thank you!
James White commented
Could you please make it easier to do a reverse image search - I get a sixth sense these days with some pics - you just know someone's using a stock photo of a model they've grabbed online - it's too perfect or something.
I just got a message trying to get me to register on another site for a GB party "Only $5" - second red flat being $ when I'm in the UK. 3rd red flag - a suspiciously good gym pic.
So I've saved the pic, emailed it to myself, converted from PNG to JPG and done a google image search... which is a bit of a faff. Nothing has come up this time, but I'm not falling for it anyway.
It would be useful if you had something like Image search or a "suspicious profile" button which doesn't alert them directly...
And given how hot Grindr is for not allowing a pic of me showing underwear in any form - I tried to use a pic of my chest but because the original pic had underwear in it, your site says piss off! Meanwhile there's bulges and swimwear galore! So clearly someone's rabidly checking pics for the High Crime of Wearing Underwear. How about they use some of that Inquisitorial Power to search for Scammers too? The site is definitely getting overrun with people trying to get cash out of your customers, and it's going to work against Grindr in the long run, a lot more than a picture of me in my tighty whities!
I'm sick of all the prostitutes/whores. They chat to you in a normal chat, then after 20 minutes reveal the truth "I only meet for money". Absolutely sick to death of these whores.
Can you create a "tribe" and call it "whore" or "prostitute". So they can label themself as that tribe, and everyone else can filter them out.
There are a few looser companies out there that constantly spam (fuckavenue.com being one example). I constantly report these spammers, but nothing is being done about it. A black-list filter would help fix it, since there are only a few known offenders.
Grindr should automatically filter any one-line URL type spam that matches a black-listed spam filter.
You have too many spammers on Grindr app which increases frustration with users.
Because those spammers are sending pretty much all the time same texts/URLs. You can simply create a rule and a "spam content database" which can be interrogated automatically when app users are sending messages, and block a user (spammer) when sending messages with such content after 3 times in a row.
You can create an IF, here is an example:
if app user's sending same message 3 times in a row, then interrogates spam content database, if yes, then block.
Here are open source projects which can help you:
Mark Chandler commented
Way too much spam
Stéphane Aragones commented
Il faudrait que vous autorisiez les messages de réseautage et d'escortes pour pouvoir les filtrer pour pouvoir s'en débarrasser le plus vite possible ✌🏻
Je commence à en avoir marre de ce genre de messages, alors que je l'ai justement écarté de ma description de profil 😎
lets people create multiple profiles. so if you block someone , they just create a new profile and or pretend to be someone different, logging out of app and signing into another profile. mostly older pretending to be someone younger to catfish needs verified users alO because amount fake profiles is ridiculous
this app isnt that popular if weed out the fake profiles.
i keep blocking but sooner or later they all keep reappearing on my grindr search to many just close account and open it again or using different mobile numbers i wouldnt waste my money paying for this app no point
We keep on reporting spams. Improving the protection against spams is key. To date up to 10 messages a day..... Please do something
I get tons of spam text only after giving my phone number on your site. Your lies you sell people's numbers or this shit wouldn't happen. Plus it doesn't stop spam on your site. There are a ton of fake profiles on your site. Stop demanding personal information to sell that's a violation of my rights and punishable by law
Allow to contact another member after 2 min from the last chat.
Example: i can send a pm to a user.
I can do it.
But i will be able to contact another member only after 2 min from the last txt ive sent. In this way you can delay spam. U can also allow few certified users (someone that reports spam very often in the good way 4 ex.) allowing to directly ban the spammer
Okay, I am on Grindr all the time - sometimes just to look at the hot pics. I seem to come across so many masseurs that, when contacted, will list "very reasonable" services as long as I connect to an outside website to book an appointment. Look, I didn't just fall off of the turnip truck yesterday and I know that this is a SCAM, but how many people are not falling for this. Once you touch that link, it allows the other end to access your phone information. I think that GRINDR should put a notice out there with an example, and tell people not to fall for it and to report it !
I'm sick & tired of the prostitutes & rentboys taking over Grindr. So much wasted time -- chat for 10 minutes, swap pics then they say "I'm on here working" or "I meet for $250/hour". It is becoming ridiculous!
So please create a prostitute/rentboy "Tribe" that they can all identify with, and then the rest of us can filter them out.
I think it’s time to remove the phone number when you make an account
Grindr enter your phone number to help and prevent your account from spam
Grindr is so misleading
First messages with a URL block the message
As of right now, beginning of June 21, the app has become completely overrun by fake profiles. It has become virtually useless. The geographical user scroll is now at any time I estimate to be 60-70% fake profiles. It's pathetic. There was a major flood of them going into the holiday weekend. I actually happened to be up late one night and watched it unfold. Makes it so you actually see hardly any real users. There are many ways they could prevent their entry, they just don't. So here's the solution.
Under report profile, add an option for fake profile. If a profile is getting reported, they can send a lockout message for this user, when they go to log on, they'll have to verify before they can continue using the app. If it's a fake and they can't? All gone!!!
Getting fed up of spam messages I pay for the premium service and don't expect this I believe that they sent via Grindr to gain as an extra revenue stream or there is a serious loop hole in the system that is allowing a third parties to mass message members
Don't do it commented
Please develop separate rooms for people who I want and other people that are looking for the things I want. Say I'm looking for 30-50 white only no drugs single not a cheating married man and with other traits that I want. And only gender ones that I will like only see profiles similar to mine. I'm not interested in child molestation so I don't want to be constantly messaged daddy please fuck me. No They should not be allowed to view my profile we're not compatible. You can still have options to be placed in a general room with every Tom dick and Mary Sue. I'm tired of the prostitute and drugs banging on my message board and asking nonsense questions
It's awfully a lot of spams. In inbox I block and report but nothing happens. Is it supported by grinder?. It's horrible that you support hookersites and pornsites.