The fake profiles show up alongside the other photos of strangers you see once you've signed into Tinder through Facebook via the i Phone app.
For those who haven't used it, on Tinder you fill out a simple profile and post a few photos of yourself.
Tinder doesn't currently have any way to report spam in the app, and Symantec suggests that you just "block" any users who you suspect are fake.
"We are aware of the spammers and have already taken precautions to prevent them from bothering our users," a Tinder spokesperson said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
The "girl" that Symantec chatted with sent a shortened link to a webcam site.
However, if you pay any attention at all to what your child is doing, then this would be a non issue.
I've got these messages a few times now and I block and report them.
The last time I got this message I played along to see what they were up to.
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".