To learn more details about ways to help you stay safe while dating online visit the Federal Trade Commission's Online Dating Scam site .
The following are the steps that we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that our members adhere to while dating, both online and offline.
As obvious as it is, having a photo on your profile, can dramatically increase interest and messages. Include your likes and dislikes in your profile, you'll help eliminate people who are not compatible to begin with.
Make it your goal, to fill out small portions of your profile, whenever you have the chance, until your profile is completed. Never send funds or give out your bank account number!
Newbies ( Web dating rookies ) and experienced online daters alike will find that when it comes to dating on the Internet, a little knowledge can go a long way towards helping you find a date or mate online.
If you don't yet have a photo on your online dating profile, it's time to do so. Only meet at a safe public place where people are present! If you have to be late, notify your date that you won't be on time as a matter of courtesy.
• They offer something that sounds too good to be true and ask you to act immediately.
• They ask to talk or chat on an outside email or messaging service very early in the getting acquainted phase. • They ask for your address under the guise of sending flowers or gifts.
Grill them (nicely) about their knowledge on the particular MODINCA interests they claim to enjoy.Any such communication should be reported immediately.Never give financial information (such as your social security number, credit card number or bank information) to people you don't know or you have not met in person.Wiring money is like sending cash: the sender has no protections against loss and it's nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money.The following are some of the red flags to watch out for.When meeting strangers online for the purpose of dating, it is crucial to consider personal safety, especially since MODINCA does not conduct background checks on its members.Your safety is ultimately your own responsibility, and as such, please use common sense practices to safeguard against undesirable elements and/or potentially dangerous situations.• They do not want to talk on the phone or decline to meet in person.• They want to communicate right away through means other than the MODINCA’s messaging feature.Doing so before you know them well enough, especially on the first date, is seriously asking for trouble.If you’re pressured by your date at any time, end the date immediately. • Always have your own ride, even if you take a taxi. • Do not risk having personal items or information stolen.