There are plenty of ways that people can take advantage of you when you’re using an Internet dating site.
One of the most common ways is to rely on a fake name or a username that doesn’t provide much information about the person’s true identity. Yes, some online dating sites require users to go through a verification process in order to confirm that they are who they claim to be.
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By posting phony information, such as date of birth, where they live, and even false pictures, people online can become just about anyone they want to be. Some do this background check using personally identifiable information, such as Social Security numbers, but a vast majority of these sites only require a credit card.
Some of the most popular dating sites have taken steps to help protect their members, but there is a constant influx of both men and women who seek to take advantage of lonely – and sometimes desperate – individuals who use these services.Just because you pay good money every month to be a member of one of the more popular and established dating sites, don’t assume that you are fully protected.