The sexual orientations and personal details of millions of Internet users may have been exposed in an alleged breach of a social networking site aimed at intimate encounters.
But it's just the latest sign that Internet users looking for love online -- or just hoping to hook up -- face privacy and security risks they might not expect.
You might have photos of the things that are important to you. There ARE sociopaths who will rewrite their own profile to match yours, so that they seem like the perfect partner, and can quickly pick you up, faking to be the perfect partner for you.
If you are looking for a soul mate and your perfect match, who better to be that perfect match than a sociopath?
Some wait for the perfect prey, others simply target someone that has previously been victimised and is vulnerable, or lonely.
Asking to meet up in person or video chat is a good way to verify someone's identity.You never really know who it is that is behind the screen name.Hiding behind a made-up moniker could be a rapist, a child molester, a wife-beater, a criminal, or an otherwise unsavory character. You wouldn’t if you’d read some of the horror stories posted on some sites that seek to reveal the dangers and the risks posed by use of online dating services.So how much can we trust it and what can we do to ensure we keep ourselves safe online? One of the biggest challenges with dating online is that even once you've spent hours talking to someone, you still won't really know who's behind that screen until you meet in person.Right from a photo-shopped pictures to a scammer with an entirely fake profile, the remote side to online dating poses risks for men and women.