“I don't have time to waste”: Juan José Lafaurie, son of María Fernanda Cabal, denied using Tinder
The creation of false profiles, a situation denounced by Lafaurie, is one of the most common problems
The conviction was made by Judge 3 of Bucaramanga. For six related cases, he was charged with the crime of aggravated theft in a homogeneous and successive contest
Juan José Lafaurie, son of Senator María Fernanda Cabal and the executive president of Fedegan, José Félix Lafaurie, came out to clarify what would be the alleged existence of a profile on the Tinder dating application in his name. In his Twitter account, the young man explained that he does not use this type of social network, and invited those who are interacting with the impostor of his image not to be fooled.
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“I don't have time to waste on dating apps. Don't be fooled, I don't have a profile on any of these platforms,” Juan José commented next to a screenshot showing a photo of him, in a Tinder tab. but with another name. Whoever is impersonating him called himself 'Felipe'. The comments were filled, for the most part, with mockery against the Cabal. Likewise, warnings from people who invited other Internet users not to blindly believe everything they see on the Internet.
Tinder was created by Arun Gopan, Sean Rad, Jonathan Badeen, Justin Mateen, Sofia Hermida, Dinesh Moorjani, and Whitney Wolfe Herd. By the middle of last year, the app reported having more than 75 million monthly active users and close to 10 million subscribers. Although it has been characterized by allowing the relationship of people around the world, it has also become a platform for criminals to take advantage of other citizens.
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Officials from the digital security expert company, ESET, talked about the biggest risks that exist when using this and other applications to meet people. The creation of fake profiles, which was what Lafaurie reported having been a victim of, is one of the most common problems. It is the improper use and without permission of photographs of other people to feed a profile. By pretending to be someone else, those behind this deception detach their own image to feel freer when it comes to lying or deceiving.
This type of action would allow the generation of emotional ties with whom would be the victim to take advantage, for example, to know personal information of great importance such as bank account passwords and others.
The security expert company digital, ESET, revealed what are the greatest risks that exist when using this and other applications to meet people. The creation of false profiles, a situation denounced by Lafaurie, is one of the most common problems
Remembering the 'Colombian Tinder scammer'
In December 2022, in fact, the six-year prison sentence imposed on Cristian Camilo Plata Correa, who was nicknamed the 'Colombian Tinder scammer', was reported. The conviction was made by Judge 3 of Bucaramanga. For six related cases, he was charged with the crime of aggravated theft in a homogeneous and successive contest.
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< p class="paragraph">The man, using Tinder, tricked his victims into believing he was a successful financial advisor for a bank located in Medellín.
“He made a reservation by BookingIt lasted one night and the next day he told me that he was going to stay two nights, to gain my trust, but he ended up taking my belongings. At night he brought someone, in the morning he called him again, told him to have breakfast together, to lend him his cell phone because he was going to ask for the address and he took the cell phone from the boy. He left the boy locked up,” one of Plata Correa's victims told the local press.
His modus operandi consisted of renting rooms through hosting applications. He used to spend maximum two days there. The man took the opportunity to steal. Likewise, he used applications such as Tinder or Grindr to contact his victims to later meet them and strip them of their belongings.
“Upon our return we did not find several expensive things from the apartment. The guy wasn't there. There was even garbage in the washing machine. That was the final detail that he made us say: they robbed us. There was no doubt, there was a robbery”; “The guy is a thief in networks, Manizaleño appears on Grindr, he has stolen in El Espinal, Bogotá and Bucaramanga. My cell phone was stolen in 2019, fortunately nothing major. This year in El Espinal he vacated a person's accounts”, commented other victims.