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Akron police arrest this duo for a string of robberies connected to "https://t.co/GVRahan VFl," an adult dating site.
Investigators say they kidnapped and robbed a 70-year-old man after scamming him.
A Tik Tok spokeswoman said the Byte Dance-owned company has pulled down all the accounts mentioned in the report and relies on a mix of technology and user reports to quickly identify accounts that violate its rules against defrauding or misleading users on the platform."Tik Tok has strict policies safeguarding users against fake, fraudulent or misleading content," a company spokeswoman said in a statement.
"We flag and remove most spam accounts before they can reach users' feeds, and we continuously improve our protections, even as malicious actors work to evade our safeguards."Tik Tok declined to say how many fake accounts are on the platform or how prevalent the scams outlined in the report are.
In a statement, California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc., which owns Adult Friend Finder and about 20 other dating sites, said it had "just been made aware of a potential data security issue" and that it had begun working with law enforcement and cybersecurity forensics firm Mandiant, part of Fire Eye."Until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the full scope of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address this potential issue and will provide updates as we learn more from our investigation," the statement said.
In one type of scam, users stole videos from Snapchat and Instagram of women in bikinis, dancing or working out.
They then directed viewers to a Snapchat account that it said contained nude photos.
On average, these adult dating scam accounts would have 650 followers and receive more than 1,700 likes on their videos, according to the report.
The most popular account the researcher discovered had more than 12,300 followers.