However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.
And a person can become a problem without having a record.
Take care and take your time when you talk about yourself.
You don’t need to give out your life-story the first time you chat – and you shouldn’t.
There is no reason for anyone to ask you for money or your financial information, whatever sad or sob story they give.
There will be plenty of time to share such details if your relationship develops.
Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.
It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.
- 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.Report Unacceptable or Suspicious Behaviour - Nobody should have to put up with offensive, insulting and threatening behaviour online any more than they should or would if talking to someone in a bar or café. Don’t feel bad about cutting a date short if you’re not keen.