And a person can become a problem without having a record.
Therefore, don't get a false sense of security because you're on a dating site; do your own research to learn more about someone and make informed decisions before you decide to meet.
Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.
You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
- Remember that overtly sexual, provocative or controversial usernames could attract the wrong kind of attention. Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information.
Don't include your contact information such as your email address, home address, or phone number in your profile or initial communications.
Check to see if the person you're interested in is on other social networking sites like Facebook, do a web search to see if there are other records of the person online, and if possible use google image search to check the profile photos.
Money Requests Are Your Red Light - Why would someone need to borrow money off somebody they have never met, or only just met?
Take Your Time - Sometimes when you're excited about someone, your instincts can be confused by strong feelings.
Take care and take your time when you talk about yourself.
- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.