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Turns out, we've all been doing Tinder wrong this whole time. Instead of using the dating app to get laid or make our parents uncomfortable, we should be using it to extort cash from gullible strangers. Unless you have one of those things known as a conscience, in which case you shouldn't do this because it is not nice. But I have to admit it's also kind of genius.

A 20-year-old woman named Maggie Archer figured out a simple way to make money on Tinder: she wrote in her profile, "Send me $5, see what happens 😏."

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She also has no pants on in her profile pic. That part can't hurt.
She also has no pants on in her profile pic. That part can't hurt.

Her scam worked.

If you're thinking of trying this at home, the emoji is crucial. The 😏 emoji indicates the possibility of something sexual. And it turns out, men will fork out $5 for even the possibility of something sexual (ok, we all should have known that already).

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So what happens when men send her $5?

Bye, Felicia.
Bye, Felicia.

She unmatches them, sending them away into the abyss of internet anonymity. It's the work of pure evil genius.

And like many evil scams, it's lucrative.

She's made $35 so far. Not bad.
She's made $35 so far. Not bad.
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Maggie took to Twitter to share her scheme with the world. So at least she's generous with her extortion!

"The best possible use for Tinder," she wrote. Her tweet has been shared nearly 8,000 times. And most people are praising her for being a hero and a genius.

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While others are comparing her to the internet's favorite scammer, Joanne.

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And some people just followed her lead.

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But the strategy didn't work for everyone.

So proceed with caution before trying this at home, or you could lose your Tinder privileges. Plus, it's a bad thing to do so maybe that will dissuade you.

No? Alright, fine. Scam your hearts out, internet.

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