Narang has practical advice: "Remain cautious and remain skeptical.
If you fall for the ploy, you are sent a shortened URL that leads to a site asking for your credit card information to verify your age and begin the cam session.
The landing page invite features a picture of a smiling brunette; if you click to accept the invite you're redirected to a sign-up page requesting your personal information.
But since he worked in web security, he was curious to follow the trail.
He played along, researched the link and discovered it had over 8,000 clicks since it was created in January.
I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, recently I have been receiving likes for almost every screenshot I take on Xbox by random people (usually girls) that have hundreds/thousands of followers. If you're Average parent, who buys a Switch for their kid and just hands it to them without looking at those features and then you find your kid playing with Harold the 50 year old from the next state over.
Yeah I'm not going to follow you for liking my picture lol Sadly, this just makes me doubt all those other random college girls which randomly message me to chat. It doesn't matter that parental controls existed, all the news see is "Kid talking to 50 year old dude playing Splatoon 2".
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On Twitter, it's not hard to find users complaining about the practice: Still, Narang says there's another problem.
In March, Tinder co-founder Sean Rad told the Tinder didn't have problems with fake or spam accounts because users must have Facebook accounts.