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"'ASL' for age/sex/location -- that's been used since I was on chat rooms as a kid," he adds. And '1337' for 'elite' -- that's old-fashioned geekspeak, and when I mention it to kids these days, they have no idea what I mean." Net does have a longer list of commonly used text terms, which Segan says is more useful.

The links all point to questionable webcam sites with names like My Passion Pit, My Gay Cam Crush and Gay Slice Crush.

After dropping a link to those sites in a Grindr chat, the spambot ceases responding, except to ask why you haven’t joined him yet.

"It wouldn’t be too complicated to try to reverse-engineer the APIs they’re using and set up an app where you log into a server and say, ‘Show me everyone who’s in San Francisco,’" Strazzere said.

Spambots are not unique to Grindr; the world of dating apps is filled with scam artists.

Handsome, muscled, and stripped to the waist, the men introduced themselves with a handful of stock greetings.

"Poke." "Hey buddy." "Hey sexy." Say hello back and they’ll respond with a quick story about how incredibly frisky they are feeling.

Users could be forgiven for assuming spambots wouldn’t be an issue in Grindr.

The location-based app shows users only the hundred or so other users closest to them, theoretically making it difficult for spammers to target users outside their immediate vicinity.

"All I ever get is spam messages," lamented one lonely reviewer in the App Store.

Another said the app has become "a travesty." "Filled with bots that can unblock themselves and violate your privacy," the user wrote.

It seems that they have just gotten home from the gym, and are about to remove all their clothing. In this case, what might seem too good to be true actually is.

Some of the most provocative profiles on Grindr aren’t men at all, but spambots designed to lure credulous users into turning over their credit-card information.