August 1, 2013
Online Dating for Individuals with Disabilities
dating sites that are catered to those with disabilities, but like all online activity, one should always use cautious behavior.
There is nothing wrong with online dating sites as long as you understand the risks. We have assembled some safe online dating tips to avoid someone being taken advantage of. Keep in mind, these tips are meant to create caution, but not every tip will be fitting for every circumstance.
- Do not correspond from anyone who is not in the United States (be aware they state that they are living in the U.S.)
- Take a good look at their profile photo; if they look too good to be true–they probably are!
- Look out for an abundance of poor spelling and grammar.
- Scammers sometimes stop corresponding with you for a few days then come back online stating they have had a family emergency or crisis at work.
- Scammers will usually talk about a crisis, medical emergency, an accident, (often involving a child to tug at your heart strings) a deal gone wrong or claim their lives are in danger.
- Scammers will ask you to send money.
- Scammers will tell you that they will give you the money back when they come over to see you.
- Be aware this can go on for months. Scammers will try to gain your trust first, tell you all about themselves, ask about your family and so on before they pounce.
- Remember to ask questions about someone’s school, education, their careers, who they work for now, about their home town or places they have visited on holiday. If they are scammers they will give you false information about the above, which is very easy to check via the internet and other means.
- Don’t be fooled, these people are professional criminals. They may well have a number of people they are trying to scam at the same time; to them it’s simply a numbers game.