SAN FRANCISCO — The CEO of Jack'd, a Tinder-like gay chat and dating app, says he hasn't been contacted by law enforcement since reports surfaced late Monday Orlando shooter Omar Mateen might have been using the app for at least a year.
However, Camacho said neither the FBI nor police have contacted the company.
His staff has been unable to substantiate that Mateen had a profile on Jack'd based on the information they have gleaned from the news media. On Tuesday, Jack’d was approached by a television news show that wanted to schedule a joint interview with West and a spokesperson from the company, said Jack’d director of marketing Kevin Letourneau.
The news show sent Jack’d what was supposed to be a screen shot of Mateen’s profile on the site, which had been sent from one of its sources.
The show wanted to confirm that the image hadn’t been doctored, said Letourneau.
However, the image was deemed to be a hoax because given what appeared in the image, Jack’d was able to determine that it was actually a photo uploaded to the sender’s own account and had not been sent from another account.“Anyone could be uploading photos that they find, pretending to be someone else,” said Letourneau.
Without an email address or login credentials, Jack’d can neither confirm nor deny that Mateen had an account on its system, he said.
Signing up for the basic version of the Jack'd app can be done anonymously and does not require a credit card or name verification.
The company is eager to help with the investigation, said CEO Camacho."We encourage law enforcement authorities to contact us if they have any additional information.
We are ready to assist if we can provide any information that would help the investigation," Camacho said.