We need to be able to report users, even if they block us.
There are so many people who are abusive, catfishing, stealing nudes, and doing other nefarious things and getting away with it because they just block everyone once they get what they want, or once they suspect someone’s onto them. We need to be able to report them even after they block us, so we have a better chance of stopping them! Otherwise, the app is literally permitting illegal conduct to continue and refusing to offer any moderation or protection for its users, which is criminally negligent.
Seems like a trend for ppl to say hi with blank profiles and when u ask then for info they block
This should be automatically reported.
Even better if u make sure a minimum number of characters are filled, before a profile is created or kept active so we know abt the profile scammers and tpers can be filtered out easily.
Levi Nord commented
I had this same problem- someone came over, we fooled around, and I noticed my Apple Watch was missing when I woke up the next morning! Grindr needs to address this ASAP! I wonder if enough people have experienced this that a class action lawsuit could be filed.
I agree, someone blocked and possibily deleted their profile so I can't talk to them then took to social media to post my pictures anf slander me
I don't think it's a good idea as some ppl block ppl for a reason so it cud be that someone isn't out but a friend is and they are online
Bexy B Mullen commented
Someone is impersonating me an i cant report it because they are out of range an id have to have grindr pro to report the profile out of my area. My friend told me.
Andras Kiss commented
Lot of profiles are fake, catfish. There are measures that can be taken to figuring out the fake profiles during conversation, but when you're getting close to do so, a lot of times they block you before they can be reported. Same with those who provoke hate with harassing comments and hate speech. After they leave their offensive comments, they quickly block, their profile disappears and then again, they cannot be reported. The profiles should still be visible where all contact functions are disabled, but still be able to report them and attach chat history to the report.
Blocking should only be allowed once a day per grindr profile since the conversation gets erased and the perpetrators could get away with crime.
It also limits troll accounts, which are abundant.
PIet Vanneste commented
No possibility to report abuse once other member blocks you. There should be a possibility to report this person to prevent future abuse
Too often people create fake profiles to bait people into meeting only to block when they arrive at the destination. There is currently no way to report this behaviour, which is extremely frustrating as it puts all the power in the hands of the abuser. There should be a basic expectation of decency on this app and users should lose access if they lure people to places only to block them before even meeting.
I suspect a user who I chatted with is using photos of me that he must have received via a previous chat convo. Prior to being able to report, he blocked me.
I met a man who came over to my place and we chatted but I wasn’t feeling anything and I left the room for second and he happened to went to my wallet and stole $120 then when he took off he blocked me I didn’t realize the money was gone until three hours later when I lost the amount of money there’s no way I can actually reach him because he blocked me immediately which is why it’s important to add who blocked me to find out the person had to report them to the police!!!!!
People like to steal photos and use them for fake accounts. Pics are sent, then that profile blocks you. There's no way to report the account at that point. You should be able to see "recent hidden conversations" or something to be able to report a profile but not be able to interact with them.
I wanna see when someone blocked me
I wish when somebody blocked me i could still see old messages and be able to block them
There are too many picture collectors and fake accounts on Grindr. I feel a simple way to combat this would be allowing users to report it at the source. I'll give you and example. I've had multiple issues with sending a picture out to someone only to have them immediately block me. I know in some instances, this could just be a lack of interest, but in others, it's just a picture collector or spammer. As soon as they block you, you lose the chance to report them. Please add a "Report Last Blocker" button into the interface. This will allow your moderators to investigate more instances of fake accounts, and stop them at the source before they're able to collect profile after profile of user's information. These instances have always been incredibly frustrating, and kept me from using Grindr and talking to a lot of people. Take another step toward the safety of your business, and let us report people we no longer have access to.
Grindr, like any such service, is focused on money. They can do a lot - we have 2020 - to block illegal activities, but every person on their site is potential money, and illegal activities attract people who are looking for them. Grindr becomes, in a way, an intermediary who also makes profits from illegal activities.
I didn't realise that reporting was also included in with your block count. I feel that this shouldn't be a privilege for those who pay but more of a free service to report.
After all, it's the users who are actively reporting spam, fake profiles, bots and illegal activities that are enhancing the grindr experience for other users.
I'm not sure if you keep records but if you do, you can see that I actively report illegal and bot activity.
But now that I know that this reporting contributes to my block count, I'm less likely to report these incidences as the bots and illegal activities seem to be increasing.
Thank you for advising this, but I do hope that future app development will change the reporting policy so that it isn't apart of the users block count. Pardon me for saying, but thats nearly shooting yourself in the foot by limiting active reporters like myself.
Guys that are trying to direct to other sites for your credit details
The app should enble easy reporting of individuals and profiles linked to issues, such as assaults and abuse. As a victim of assault from a meet up via Grindr, I think it is important that victims can access conversations and profile details from those they have met, in order to easily report this to police. In addition, profiles should be able to be reported regardless of being blocked or not. The LGBT need more safety online.
Have encountered some racist and abusive profiles.
We should be able to report such profiles, so that they can be taken down if there are multiple complaints about the same profile.