Even with the rise in tragic stories of online dating, many online dating companies are resistant to online dating safety legislation.
Opponents argue that safety protections are up to the consumer and not the online dating company, or cite the importance of member privacy ahead of member safety.
Grown Ups does not give any health advice or make any recommendation of any product or service.For example, if you like crochet and were born in 1935, try “crochetqueen35”. Be careful what information you give out to reduce the possibility of being targeted by someone who might view you as naïve, wealthy, inexperienced, vulnerable, etc.Never provide any financial information, including your IRD number, bank account or credit card details to anyone you meet online. Do not post pictures of your children or grandchildren. Spend time getting to know someone online before talking on the phone or meeting offline. Report any member safety concerns to your online dating company.They will willingly be accountable for their actions and adhere to whatever boundaries you establish for personal safety.If someone does not respect your boundaries and pushes you to give information you are not comfortable with, ditch the date.
Police believe the man may have victimized others he met online.