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Online Dating Safety

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Valentine's Day is less than a week away and with romance in the air it is important to remember to be safe while searching for love online!  Here are a few tips:

  1. There are plenty of scams in the forms of bad links, phishing emails, e-cards and QR codes.  Be weary of anything unsolicited! 
  2. Before buying flowers or candy or other items for your love, be sure the website URL is legitimate and that it begins with HTTPS before you enter your debit/credit card information.
  3. Only join online dating sites with "nationally known reputations" such as Match.com or eHarmony.
  4. Don't meet anyone you don't know very well off the Internet--even then meet in public and go with a friend.
  5. Don't post personal information online--your name, where you work, where you live.
  6. Watch for red flags-not a real picture of the person, ask you for money, declarations of love.
  7. Be wary of your webcam so it isn't hacked and then you may be blackmailed.
  8. Google the other person to be sure they are whom they say they are.
  9. Trust your instincts!
  10. Use strong passwords/passphrases on all sites you use.

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Published on February 09, 2016