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I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t give them your bank details either.
If you wouldn’t do either of those things in the real world, then you’re going to find it easy to stay safe online, just as long as you understand how “common sense” rules from the real world translate to the world of online dating.
When it comes to online safety, particularly when it comes to dating and companionship, we like to think we know what we’re talking about.
Stitch is the only companionship site in the world that insists on verification for its members, and we do a lot of things behind the scenes to ensure that Stitch is free of scammers and fraudsters that most dating sites simply don’t do.
And it’s not even close: by our estimates, a senior’s chances of experiencing abuse in the real world are less than 1/1000th of their chances of being targeted for a scam online.
The same goes for address information, social security numbers, postal addresses, etc.
The sooner you are able to check that the person at the other end of the internet connection simply like their profile, the quicker you will have eliminated 95% of the scammers out there.
The simplest way to do this is to meet in person, of course, and we’ve got some advice about doing this further down on the list below.
But you don’t even need to wait to do this: the Internet now provides a number of tools for having a video call with someone which don’t require you to hand out your Skype ID or email address.
Our favorite is Appear (appear.in), which lets you set up an instant, private video chat with someone for free, without giving out any personal information.
Unfortunately, if you are a senior, or even just over 50, then you need to be even more careful.