Send Me $5 and See What Happens
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Send Me $5 and See What Happens is a prank on Tinder in which women request that matches send them $5, and then immediately un-match following receipt of the money. While initially started by college student Maggie Archer, the practice was subsequently adopted by other Tinder users.
On March 22nd, 2017, Archer tweeted screenshots of her scam in action, calling it "the best possible use for Tinder." Her tweet gained 8,700 retweets and 21,000 likes (collage of the screenshots as posted on 4chan shown below).
Many on Twitter praised Archer's scam as genius and attempted to imitate the prank.
The post went viral after Buzzfeed posted about it on March 27th. After that, several other outlets covered Archer's scam, including Men's Health, Refinery29, ThoughtCatalog, and more. One Reddit user CowsGiveUsMilk_ posted a thread to /r/Tinder chronicling his experience with a person attempting the same scam, gaining 613 upvotes (shown below).
Once Tinder became aware of the trending scam, it began banning users attempting it, as requesting money violates Tinder's terms of service.
 Twitter – @maggiearch3r
 Buzzfeed – This College Student Was Banned From Tinder For Scamming Money Off A Bunch Of Men
 Men's Health – This Tinder Scam Is So Simple But Surprisingly Effective
 Refinery29 – This Woman Trolled Dudes On Tinder & We Can’t Decide If It’s Genius Or Horrible
 ThoughtCatalog – This Girl Told Guys On Tinder To Send Her $5 To ‘See What Happens’ And This Is How Everyone Should Be Using Tinder
 Reddit – /r/Tinder thread
 Tinder – Terms of Service
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