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They begin a game and then start asking where the women live and whether they are married and want to continue chatting via other messaging apps such as WhatsApp.

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They begin a game and then start asking where the women live and whether they are married and want to continue chatting via other messaging apps such as WhatsApp. It is aith many of them are romance scammers.

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Scopely said the chat function could be restricted anf friends only. One woman, who is in her 60s and lives in London, told BBC News she was contacted via private message by two or three people per week, all claiming to be men from the US.

She did not wish to be named. And then they big you up.

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English did not appear to be their first language, she said. One man confessed to using his son's photograph as a profile picture, because he thought his son was "more attractive". Block functions Scopely said it "does not tolerate any harassment chatt misconduct" on its games platforms and players should report incidents to it.

And it became the official Scrabble app in June, when the Mattel franchise ended with games giant EA. It says it has 2.

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But a petition calling for the return of the EA app has now had nearly 8, atures. And Scopely introduced a "classic", stripped-down version of the game driends complaints about additional features such as treasure-style rewards and vivid colours.