Articel on internet dating scams
You don’t share a lineage with a Nigerian prince and that guy from Michigan isn’t going to pay back the ,000 you sent him.The fact is online dating scams are usually telegraphed from a mile (or 10) away. Common sense won’t protect you from the sneakier or more nefarious bottom-feeders on online dating websites.Trever Faden, CEO of Atlas Lane, created a website called C*ckblocked where Grindr users could enter their username and password and see who had blocked them on the service.
Scammers who participated in that now target users on dating websites, particularly people over 40, recently divorced, elderly, widowed or disabled.
It was a hacktivist stunt to expose Grindr’s shoddy security.
Though exposing that data is risky enough, the fact that it targeted a dating service for gay men made it worse.
Don’t hand out money before you know the person is, you know, a person, and don’t hand out personal information without thinking about it first. There’s a line here, though, so, again, use your brain.
Even if you’re careful, you won’t be protected from, say, a data breach.
Chocolates and flowers are fine, but this Valentine’s Day, wants to give you a far more valuable gift.