In this eBook, we share the most important things you need to know about staying safe with online and in-person dating. You’ve probably heard at least one devastating story about the harm caused by online dating scams. Most of us think we’d never fall for something like that, but then again, so do the people who do. DatePerfect is here to make the dating industry safer, more transparent, and more fun. And it all starts with the latest dating safety information.
We want this eBook to give you all the info you need to keep your heart, your wallet, and your personal information safe online. So what all will we cover in this eBook? We’ll start out by letting you know the most common types of online predators and teach you how to avoid them. We’ll look in-depth at the most prevalent dating scams and explain how to best protect all the parts of you in the era of internet dating. Then we’ll take a long, hard look at catfishing and share some practical tips and tools to help keep those pesky scammers far, far away. Next, we’ll walk you through what to do about online harassment, cyberstalking, and dating violence. Finally, we’ll share some great ways to discover the best and safest dating sites available using some of technology’s best tools.
Want to know even more? Scroll down to see the full table of contents, as well as an excerpt from the eBook itself.
Staying Safe with Online and IRL Dating Table of Contents:
- Staying Safe Online
- Different Types of Online Predators
- Online Dating Scams: The Most Common Types
- Romance Scams: Examples and Explanations
- Staying Safe When Meeting People Online
- Dating Site Scams and How to Avoid Them
- Tinder Scams
- POF Scams
- Online Dating Scammer Photos to Look Out For
- Romance Scammer Photos (Don't Message These People!)
- Fake Profile Pictures: A Different Kind of Scam
- Catfishing Online and How to Avoid It
- What is Catfishing?
- Is Catfishing Illegal?
- Why is it Called Catfishing?
- How to Tell if Someone is Scamming you Online
- Think You're Getting Catfished? Here's What to Do
- How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
- Group Date Ideas: Safety in Numbers
- Why Emotional Security Matters
- What is Cyberstalking?
- Online Harassment
- What is Dating Violence?
- At Risk Populations: Putting Safety First
- Understanding the Dangers of Online Dating
- Teen Dating Violence: Protecting Your Child
- How to Protect Yourself on a Date
- The Safest Dating Sites
- Research Sites Using Dating Site Reviews
- Run a Dating Background Check
“Let's talk about scammers who use one of the world’s most popular and well- known dating platforms: Tinder. Although Tinder's doing its best to protect its users and keep scammers off its app, there are still plenty who make it on. Here are the different types of Tinder scams you should be on the lookout for:
- Catfishers: we’ll talk about catfishing in greater detail later on, but it's definitely something that happens on Tinder and is worth mentioning. Stay safe online by educating yourself about threats like catfishing. In its basic form, an online catfisher is someone who creates a fake persona on a dating site in an attempt to lure you into their made-up world. They'll use fake information and profile pictures to manipulate you and gain your trust. Don’t fall for it.
- Bot profiles: online bots can appear to be real people on various dating sites and apps. Some dating sites will even create bot profiles to make their site seem better than it is. And, to avoid legal action, the sites using bot profiles will actually hide that info in their Terms and Conditions. These bots can either be on scammy websites or can be scammers on legitimate dating sites. You can identify bots by checking their profiles. They’ll usually only have a small number of photos and a very limited set of information that reveals pretty much nothing.
- Bot "verification code" scams: another type of bots on Tinder are ones that try to lure you into third-party websites by asking you to “verify” your profile. That website will seem legitimate but it’s actually totally fake and just wants to steal your information. Often these types of bots will ask for a credit card number. Once they get it, the scam site will charge you regularly. Never leave Tinder for a verification link. It's not real. And if you get messages like this, definitely report them to the site admin.”
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