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Springbok Elton Jantjies' photos being used on fake Tinder profile

2018-08-17 11:50
Elton Jantjies
Elton Jantjies (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Springbok rugby player Elton Jantjies has fallen victim to Tinder fraudsters, who are unlawfully using his photos on the dating app. 

The "fake" profile appeared on a Cape Town user's feed of potential matches. (See screengrab below)

The dating profile shows three photos of the rugby player, one taken at a bus terminal, a shirtless action photo and one of him wearing a suit.  

His bio reads: "Prof.sportsman that doesn't see it as a job but as a lifestyle!!! THE G. (sic)"

Speaking to The Juice Elton said: "What is Tinder? I'm not sure what it is, but there has been many instances of people using my name. I can't control other people's intentions. If I have to look into every single instance, I would have to report hundreds of profiles."

The 28-year-old fly-half has two young children with his long-term girlfriend, Iva Ristic.

So, if you see the below profile pop up while looking for matches, you might want to swipe left! 

HERE IS A SCREENGRAB OF THE FAKE PROFILE

Elton Jantjies

(Photo: Screengrab, Tinder)