As you all know, generally online dating scams end up with becoming a victim of losing money and sometimes they indulge the victim into criminal activity. Hence, Webroot team wants to aware their user about romance scammer and what preventive they must take to protect them. To secure your device and data, the user must install Webroot antivirus via www.webroot.com/safe. In this blog, you will read how you can protect yourself from romance scammer.
There are some warning signs of romance scammers, which every user should know like they will pretend that they are far away from you, their profile will look too good, they will fast moves the relationship and also break promises of meeting, and they will emotionally blackmail you and ask to give you money. Hence, you should be aware of these warning signs and protect yourself from this.
2. Share Less Online:
You should follow some best cyber security practices to protect yourself against internet scams. It is advised that you should share less online, so that scammers do not know much about you. For this, you can keep your online dating profiles anonymous and use different usernames and emails to secure your privacy. And also share less on social media.
3. Don’t Trust Much on Online Relationships:
As you all know today people make more friends on social media and sometimes develop their relationships also. But it is advised that you should not take these relationships seriously because sometimes the other person makes fake profile and cheat you to know your personal information.
4. Do Phone or Video Call:
It is highly recommended that you should do phone call or video call, as this will help you to identify the person is fake or real before getting involved in any kind of relationship. This will also prevent you to become the next target of romance scammer. www.webroot.com/safe
5. Don’t Send Your Pictures Or Videos:
It is suggested that you should never send your photos or videos of yourself to someone who you meet you online but don’t met in person. As later they can use your photos or videos to blackmail you.
6. Check Their Profile With Reverse Image Search:
If you have a doubt, then you should check their profile with a reverse image search just to check their photos are used on other sites or not. For this, you just have to right-click an image of the person and just click on “copy” option. After this, you should go to images.google.com and just paste the image. If in case, Google show you that the image belongs to someone else, then it might be a scam.
7. Don’t Give Money Who you haven’t met:
It is suggested that you should not give your financial information to someone you have not met. And also do not give gifts or money to someone as this could be a scam.
The above are some of the preventive measures which user should take to protect them from Romance Scammer. And for the protection of your device, the user must install Webroot antivirus via webroot.com/safe.