Safety tips for internet dating

The sooner you are able to check that the person at the other end of the internet connection simply like their profile, the quicker you will have eliminated 95% of the scammers out there.

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She shared dozens of stories of men and women who had lost far more than she had to sophisticated online scams.

Some victims had ended up in jail, after being unwittingly duped into committing crimes themselves.

Most amazing were the images of scammers boasting about their exploits online, flashing photos of the cash they had stolen and sharing tips with fellow scammers on online forums and Facebook groups.

Even if only one person in a thousand falls for their scams, it’s still worth their time.

In many cases it’s simply enough to remember to behave the same way online as you would in the real world.

You’d think twice before getting into a complete stranger’s car, wouldn’t you?

And it’s not even close: by our estimates, a senior’s chances of experiencing abuse in the real world are less than 1/1000th of their chances of being targeted for a scam online.

That may sound surprising, but the reasons are quite straightforward: We’re not saying you don’t need to exercise caution when meeting a stranger for a date — you absolutely should — but if you are over 50, statistically speaking the greatest risk you face in the online dating world comes when you are dealing with someone when using online dating sites, and most of the tips below relate to online safety.

Do you know how many cases of identity theft start with an email address?

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Nov 25, 2014. Like with anything you do on the Internet, “there is risk of identity theft, financial fraud, trolling/internet stalking, catfishing and general safety issues when meeting someone you don't know,” says Gina Stewart, an online dating expert. We asked Stewart and Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online, for their tips.… continue reading »


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Jan 9, 2013. Captivated, I invited her to dinner at my house that evening. Big mistake! Woman using heart-shaped touchpad on laptop, How to stay safe when dating online. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images. Use these tips to stay safe when you're dating online. While I ate my dinner, she drank hers — then refused to leave.… continue reading »


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