There is no reason for anyone to ask you for money or your financial information, whatever sad or sob story they give.Always keep your bank and account information private.Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.
Trust your instincts and immediately stop communicating with anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or apprehensive. You don’t owe the other person anything, no matter how long you’ve been chatting or what’s been suggested. If you’re raped or sexually assaulted on your date, help is available.
Never feel embarrassed to report a problem to the dating service. The safest plan is to meet somewhere public and stay somewhere public. Make your own way there and back and don’t feel pressured to go home with your date. The way people interact online isn’t always the same face-to-face. No matter what the circumstances, sexual activity against your will is a crime.
Stop all contact immediately and report the matter to the dating site.
Report Unacceptable or Suspicious Behaviour - Nobody should have to put up with offensive, insulting and threatening behaviour online any more than they should or would if talking to someone in a bar or café. Don’t feel bad about cutting a date short if you’re not keen.
Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.
Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.Preventing Identity Theft Your identity is precious. Viruses & Spyware A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.Connecting With New People Online Get to know people, take your time and trust your instincts.