Identity theft through online dating
You’re never responsible for the predatory or disrespectful behavior of others, but there are things you can do to protect yourself when you’re interacting with a stranger.Below we have listed some useful safety tips, as well as a chart that compares the safety and security features of some of the most popular dating apps of 2019.App rankings can get convoluted as the list of pros and cons varies widely and evolves constantly.To keep things simple, we reviewed eight of the most popular apps and developed a basic checklist of features that can affect users’ safety, security, and privacy.Interacting with strangers through apps can put you at risk for identity theft, online harassment, and scams.And if you decide to meet up in the real world, there’s unfortunately also a chance you could find yourself in physical danger.
The Consumer Reports National Research Center puts that figure even higher, saying that nearly 16 million American households were victims of identity theft during the past year.
If you’ve experienced cybercrime, you can contact the charity Victim Support for free and confidential support and information.
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