Safer online dating
When Rat Pack singers croon about "strangers in the night," it sounds so romantic.But in the online dating world, meeting strangers can be scary and poses a whole host of challenges, among them money scams and identity theft.Action Fraud and the City of London Police have launched a new initiative that aims to separate cybercrime and fraud facts from fiction.Dubbed “Urban Fraud Myths,” the thirteen day campaign kicked off with a look at online dating, a crime which swindled 3543 Brits out of £33.65 million ( million) in the last year.Many people wrongly assume that using an online dating service is the equivalent of throwing in the towel and screaming, "All right already, I'll do it - I'm desperate!" Actually, online dating is not for the desperate.How to get the most of a dating website: If you’re just starting out on your dating journey, looking for helpful tips and advice or simply curious about dating you’ve come to the right place!
According to a recent survey, one in five people in a new committed relationship and one in six couples married during the last three years met their significant other using an online dating service.
Perhaps influenced by the approaching Halloween, the first in a scary-looking series of images puts forward one of the key myths about signing up to a dating site: Always be cautious about the people you meet online, especially if they start asking for money to help a family member, to visit you or pay medical bills etc.