Thousands of singles are concerned about online dating safety.
Imagine This: Awakened by morning sunlight streaming through your window—your first thought today was a single, stunning realization. No, it wasn’t a nightmare. The man in bed next to you is not the man you married. He is a complete stranger with a fabricated persona.
Deborah Nelson of Colorado Springs, CO, knows first-hand the shock of this terrifying scenario and is helping prevent it from happening to others. In her true story, “Oops, I married a Con Artist,” Nelson proves that now, more than ever, singles need to know the identity of the people they are dating. The crime of identity theft in financial transactions is costly, but is also beginning to infect personal relationships, especially amongst the dating population. Due to the phenomenon of Internet anonymity, it is estimated at least 50% of dating profiles (roughly estimated 25-30 million in the United States) are false; thereby making the remaining genuine online daters vulnerable to fraud. Those who harvest trust from love relationships to gain access to identity information and assets can easily camouflage theft inside of love and marriage. Shielded by civil and community property law, they are rarely prosecuted. For people engaged in romantic risk, a new patent pending system invented by Nelson verifies identities in order to limit the escalating reality of relationship fraud.
An international conference held in Toronto concluded that an Internet identification system is critical to stemming online fraud. Nelson’s patent pending dating ID system offers the solution for millions dating online. The system provides a convenient, continuous, non-invasive alternative to the traditional one at a time, more expensive background check.This new dating safety tool empowers singles with certified identities before they become involved with virtual strangers. “The Dating Passport“ invented by Nelson, also saves time wasted on unwanted false and frivolous online dating interactions. Returning trust to an environment of suspicion created by online anonymity; the safe dating tool also solves the problem of unknowingly dating married persons, along with preventing other fraud issues yet undiscovered due to proliferation of online anonymity Nelson, with partner Private Investigator Linda Schneeloch, offer the Web’s most comprehensive identity verification service for online daters at The Dating Passport website. For an annual fee about the cost of one special date, The Dating Passport (patent pending) certifies its members identities through a secure voluntary online application. When Dating Passport members want to verify each others’ identities, they agree to exchange Dating Passport Numbers. The annual fee covers its members by continuously giving them access for exchanging dating ID, and members have the security of knowing whom they are dating. Marital status, and other “dateability factors” are verified, critical to know at the start of a relationship. Deborah Nelson
Online dating safety is a huge concern for online daters. This is why some online daters will turn to a professional match making company. Safety concerns go beyond “physical” safety and security but also protecting one’s personal information, privacy and identity. There are thousands of “scammers and spammers” out there and you need to be careful and protect yourself by using some common sense as well as taking all precautions to protect your own personal and private information until you are comfortable enough to share it with your online dating partner. There are a few online dating safety tips that will help you to identify people to beware of. I have heard stories from so many men and women (mostly women) that have lost literally thousands of dollars by rescuing some person they had fallen in love with online that they had never met! It may seem shocking to most, but when you are vulnerable and are the type of person to believe everything that someone says to you; you are an easy prey or target for the online dating cons and scammers that exist out there. Online dating as also very hit and miss.
A few online dating safety tips include the following:
1. Use a separate email account that does not have any of your personal information. Doing this avoids any risk of the person accessing any personal or work contacts if your email is hacked.
2. Choose a good strong secure password to avoid account being compromised
3. It is often suggested for those “online dating” that they have a separate phone number just for online dating for security reasons. It is advisable to NOT give away your home phone number especially if you are listed and to give a cell phone until you have established a degree of trust with your potential partner.
4. Do not reveal too much about yourself so quickly whether it is through email, chat or over the phone. Be sure that information is also being shared and volunteered by your online dating partner. Are they hiding too much always asking YOU questions and not wanting to discuss themselves? Listen to your gut. Remember with online dating there is no actual screening of its members! Also, be aware of the challenges of online dating.
5. Use a background checker. Companies such as MateCheck in Canada provide online daters an added feeling of confidence and safety knowing they are meeting someone who is verified. You can verify yourself on a number of factors.
Starting at only $9, you can exchange your individual verifications of your;
- Identity (Name & Age)
- Criminal Record
There are a few online dating tools that will help you feel more relaxed and secure when dating online. Even paid sites attract all kids of potential scammers and cons. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because someone PAYS a $20 – $60.00 monthly fee to use an online dating site that they are serious or legitimate. After all, that’s a rather small investment when what they are really after is your emotional loyalty and thousands of dollars of your “trust” money. We’d love to hear your stories and experiences relating to online dating safety and personal identity concerns. If you discovered a scam artist or were a victim of a scam, please share your experience with us.