Safety on internet dating sites
Even using your real email address to communicate with potential dates can be risky, and it might be better to either use the online dating site's messenger service, or set up a free email account with an ISP for this specific purpose.
Putting up recent, but modest pictures can spare you from unwanted harassment.
So I told her, if you can't break contact yet, at least stay open to the possibility that he is a scammer and if he asks you for money, promise me two things. Let me tell you, it was not easy, but it would have been harder if she hadn't had support from an objective source.
First, you won't give it to him and second, to call me so you have the support I know you would need to break contact with him. This was his way of making her feel safe enough to go through with it, even though it wasn't true. A piece of her didn't want to believe he was scamming her. Because he had captured her heart and she really wanted to help him. Let me assure you these women would have said the same thing. Other women have not been so lucky and have lost thousands of their hard earned dollars to men they thought loved them.
There are nine warning signs worth heeding when you're out there dating. They Feed Off The Clues In Your Profile Don't mention your income or where you work.Here are a few safety tips you should know before you go looking for love online, with some reassurances from seasoned "virtual" daters. Wait until you actually meet the person and build up a level of trust before you share your address, phone number or real email address.(You typically use an encrypted email on these sites.) Stay local.Even if it is just a telephone number and an email address - make sure you have contact details about your date beyond their online user name.