As much as everyone should be careful about the information they share on dating sites, and the internet at large, chances are that some data will be publicly accessible.
Use this to your advantage to see what you can learn about your would-be partner – consider using a Google image search to see if their profile picture is unique or lifted from elsewhere on the web (a lazy trick operated by many online fraudsters). If someone you’ve never met in real life asks you for money, don’t give it to them, irrespective of how you may feel about them or the stories they’ve told you.
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Scammers are good at taking advantage of people’s kindness and will use any trick they can to separate you from your money – including asking for it up front to supposedly help get them out of trouble, an age-old scam known as “advance fee fraud.” It doesn’t matter whether the person you are talking to needs money for the air fare to come and pay you a visit, or cash to pay medical bills, or is a serviceman in the military who needs help retrieving their property – all such requests are extremely likely to be fraudulent. Not everyone on a dating site is a good person, and some are downright dangerous – in addition to fraudsters, you may also encounter stalkers or abusive “trolls.” If you are receiving abusive messages, report the offender and, if the site supports it, block them too so they cannot harass you any further.
Now it’s time to meet the man or woman of your dreams for real.
Of course there may come a time when you decide to meet in real life someone that you’ve chatted to online.
Even then, it pays to be cautious about giving out personal information, at least at the beginning of your new friendship/relationship.
2) His profile pic looks a lot like Robert Pattinson This is not a miracle – you have not found a younger, real version of Mr Twilight.
Instead, the person you’re messaging has just stolen a picture off the internet of the most ‘normal’ looking celeb he could find.
As Action Fraud says, “Dating fraudsters are often particularly convincing.” So don’t take any unnecessary risks.
Meet in a public place where there are plenty of people around who could come to your aid should things turn sour.
That is sound advice, but we have more tips for staying safe when you use online dating sites. Probably not, and so you shouldn’t give away such information on a dating site, or anywhere else on the web for that matter.