Tinder expands ID verification due to AI scams

New process requires a valid driver’s license or passport and a self-recorded video to verify an individual’s identity

The process means users need to capture a valid photo ID and a self-recorded video to verify their identity. Photo: Shutterstock

Tinder is expanding its identity verification program at a time when artificial intelligence (AI) can make it hard to tell who’s real and crime is rising on dating apps.

Tinder, the world’s most popular dating platform, is rolling out the system in the US, the UK, Brazil and Mexico over the coming weeks and months. It’s already been testing the feature in Australia and New Zealand, where people who had been verified saw a 67 ...