Archive for February, 2014

Avoiding Online Dating #Scammers

February 6, 2014

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When you interact with unknown people, either online or offline, using care is very important.

Never ever divulge your private details like home address, last name, email address, work location, phone number, financial information or something that identifies who you are. Knowing your personal or private information will jeopardize your safety and increase the risk of beings cheated and scammed. It is critical to exclude any personal information from your online dating profile. Your individual safety should be the top consideration. Blind dates are fashionable and some women don’t comprehend the risks involved. These hazards might be greatly minimized by taking your time and detecting the warning signs.

The first step in participating in online dating is obviously, to sign up or register. It is best to go with a dating site that has a good status, is popular and it is important to evaluate some comments using Facebook or twitter about the dating business. Just about every online business of any standing has a Facebook webpage.

When you write your profile it is best to write the things you are searching for but never expose any personal information. After you get to know somebody, you can always say the kind of work you are into but don’t be specific until you have developed a trusting relationship, and that may take a while.

As apparent as it may seem, getting to know each other online will require revealing some personal information. You must be prepared to only trickle feed your information as you see necessary, if you don’t provide any information and appear reluctant, he or she may assume everything about you is a lie? If that happens, in their eyes, you are the scammer and not them. Safeguarding yourself from frauds and scams does not mean you will have to lie. You just share what needs to be revealed but with limits. It is also crucial to take everything slow. Don’t rely on everything you read on dating profiles. They will like you, be employing tactics to prevent getting scammed and ripped-off.

Once you have created an online relationship with your possible date, it is important to start a dialog off-line using more regular means, such as a phone call. The first thing to ask for at this point in your relationship is of course, a phone number. To be a little more secure, give your mobile phone in the beginning. After you have had a couple of conversations on the phone, you may ultimately decide to meet in person.

Don’t forget to select a public place where some people will be about. Do not allow your meeting place to be in a private place and the most dangerous place is the home, either yours or theirs. Arrange a public place for the first few dates until you have formed a comfortable level of trust. Never rush things, take your time and be sure of what’s going on and specifically what the date is and where it is.

If the dates are working out and the relationship is starting to fall into place using a combination of phone calls and public dates, you should take the time to formulate questions and reflect on the answers supplied to your questions at the end of each date. You will have a chance to reflect on the things that have been said and take it all in. You must be mindful of the amounts of person or private information that your date is sharing with you. If after a few dates, he or she is still reluctant to share this kind of information then you must be suspicious and think twice. The personal information that should be easily shared within the first number of dates is background or historical information. Some of the things that are important to know include status, family, childhood, work, home, hobbies, if he or she has been married before or is divorced, etc

To sum up, these well being and safety tips are useful for everybody experiencing or thinking about online dating or blind dates. Having an idea of self-defense and having a GPS device or your mobile phone (and keeping it on at all times) is important so that your family and friends can speak to you. A lesser known fact that the authorities can effectively track a mobile phone that’s on with ease. Another option may be to look at a double (or group) date or getting a friend to check on you while you are on your date.