Read a user’s blog post today that touched on the topic of internet security.
This user wrote about an experience that he had on onenightfriendfree. A scammer tried to lure him to an external hookup site in order to get him to enter his personal information.
This particular scam evolved over the course of an entire hour. The hookup girl posed as a real onenightfriendfree user trying to meet new people and eventually tried to lure her victim to an external video chat site where he was required him to divulge his full name, address and banking information.
This sort of scam is, unfortunately, all too prevalent on the World Wide Web. Here’s some things to keep in mind whether you’re on hookup sites or other social networking or online dating sites.
- Don’t give your home address (or any personal information including social security number) to strangers. If you want to meet up for a date, meet up in a public place where there are other people around in case they turn out to be weirdos IRL (in real life). This also prevents anyone from getting access to your personal information which is used by financial institutions to verify your identity.
- Don’t visit external sites if you aren’t familiar with the URL of the page. Many people share youtube videos, myspace profiles, facebook profiles, etc, but scammers will try to send you to strange sites that you’ve never heard of. Look at the URL and use common sense before clicking. Never click a link shortener (like bit.ly) if you don’t absolutely trust the person sending it to you.
- Don’t give your Credit Card information to ANYONE. There’s no reason anyone needs your account information. Don’t let yourself fall for tricks like the one we elaborated on above, or any other stories they make up to swindle you out of money.
Meeting new people is fun, however, one should always exercise caution when interacting with strangers. Never take candy from a stranger, and never share your personal information on the internet.dating advice dating tips free dating advice free dating tips meet new people meeting people online online hookup online webcam dating video chat web cam chat web cam dating hookup webcam dating