How To Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams

Stay Informed!

There’s a lot of scammers out there in the online dating world. Below are a few resources to help you do your due diligence when it comes to researching your cyber sweetheart. Do your part and protect yourself from becoming the victim of an online dating.

FBI’s Internet Complaint Center

If you think you have been the victim of an online dating scam or hoax, file a claim with The Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Criminal Check

Make sure you’re online date isn’t a former sex offender. This free national sex offender database allows you check your date by name and zip code in just seconds.

Family Watchdog

Family Watchdog is a free service that allows you to locate registered sex offenders via location search.

Spy Dialer

Want to make sure your online date gave you a real phone number? Use spy dialer to anonymously call back a missed and/or unknown phone number in confidence and you’ll be taken directly to the voice on the answering machine.

The Gender Genie

The Gender Genie uses a simplified version of an algorithm developed by Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology, to predict the gender of an author.

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