Assessing a match's truthfulness and honesty is ultimately your responsibility.
Canada was ranked seventh in the world for being most susceptible to online scams according to a 2015 survey.The types of scams that online daters are vulnerable to range from meeting people who had used fake profile photos to financial losses.Some of Obada’s interview subjects had fallen in love with scammers using false identities, only to have their hearts broken when they discovered the deceit.Unfortunately, Obada’s study was inconclusive on any concrete, permanent solutions to avoiding scams while using online dating sites or apps.“When it comes to love there’s no scientific solution to how to prevent your heart from being scammed,” she said, adding her interview subjects just wanted to “follow their hearts” in hopes of finding true love.The trouble is that 26 of the 41 Android dating apps IBM analysed in the Google Play app store in October 2014, had either medium or high severity vulnerabilities.
So little wonder that IBM went on to find that nearly 50 per cent of the organizations analyzed had at least one of the popular (and analyzed as vulnerable by IBM) dating apps installed on at least one (often more) of the mobile devices used by employees to access business information. For users the usual things - password refresh, security patch diligence and so on.
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Dashlane’s experts assessed each site on 19 different criteria, including the minimum length of the required password and if there was a requirement for a mix of letters and numbers.
The study also assessed whether the website made a password visible on entry or not, and if it rejected common passwords such as ‘12345678’ or ‘letmein’.
There is no substitution for acting with caution when communicating with someone you are just getting to know.