TikTok users are raising awareness of a group called ‘The Dave Team’ who allegedly seek to kidnap internet users.

Reports are flooding social media that a group of kidnappers known as ‘The Dave Team’ are using TikTok to track down internet users.

If you see anything related to the trend we urge you not to interact with it and to report the content and account immediately.

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TikTok users concerned over ‘The Dave Team’ kidnappers

A number of TikTok users are expressing concern after a group of people, known as ‘The Dave Team’ have surfaced on TikTok who allegedly seek to kidnap social media users.

The group all have the same profile picture, a photo of a girl, and also all have the same link in their bio. They often have a strange username containing lots of numbers and are currently following lots of TikTok accounts and liking their comments on other videos.

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TikTok users are urging others to block these accounts immediately, claiming that they could otherwise have the ability to track your location.

Report any suspicious TikTok accounts immediately

If you come across any TikTok accounts that are associated with ‘The Dave Team’, please report them immediately.

To report a profile on TikTok:

  • Go to their profile.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.
  • Press the icon that says ‘report’ with a flag symbol.
  • Select ‘report account’.
  • Choose a reason.

Mental health support is available

If you have been directly affected by ‘The Dave Team’ and need someone to speak to, here are some resources to get mental health support.

Anxiety UK 
Call: 03444 775 774 
Visit: http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Mind
Call: 0300 123 3393
Visit: http://www.mind.org.uk/

Samaritans
Call: 116 123
Visit: http://www.samaritans.org/