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.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.Check to see if the person you're interested in is on other social networking sites like Facebook, do a web search to see if there are other records of the person online, and if possible use google image search to check the profile photos.Money Requests Are Your Red Light - Why would someone need to borrow money off somebody they have never met, or only just met?Take Your Time - Sometimes when you're excited about someone, your instincts can be confused by strong feelings.
Play it safe when you meet face-to-face Be smart and stay safe. Don’t feel pressured to meet before you’re ready or for any longer than you’re comfortable with – a short first date is fine. Contact Rape Crisis or The Survivors Trust, or for more information and advice, including other charities and support groups, visit: Avoiding Scammers Sadly, people aren't always what they seem.
Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.
You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.
It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.