A lot of apps are fronts for various companies who are now capturing this data.’ A spokesman for Facebook said the request for permission to read text messages was to allow the app to read and write data between itself and the phone’s SMS feature, rather than for the company to trawl individuals’ messages.
It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.
But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.
Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.