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Things You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself While Using BBW Dating Apps

Posted by TopBBWDatingSites.biz | Mar 27, 2017

protecting yourself while using BBW dating appsUsing a BBW dating app is now so common for plus size singles, it has now become so accepted that people might not think about the risks that come along with meeting a stranger and potentially being alone with them. The risks have been highlighted recently with a number of gruesome murders where the killers lured their victims on BBW dating apps. In fact, violence is not the only risk for plus sized people to face, fraudsters are also hunting for victims online.

Even so, we are not saying people should stop using BBW dating sites or apps, which can be a great way to connect with plus size singles. There are some simple ways people can keep themselves safe.

Online BBW dating: Keeping Safe

  • Always meet your date in a public place.
  • Make your own way to the date and back home.
  • Have an excuse ready in case the date isn’t quite as expected.
  • Tell a trusted friend or family member where you are going and who you are meeting.

Don’t let your guard down after the first date – always keep your family and friends informed about your plans.

Don’t exchange intimate images – Unsavory characters could use these against you, in the worst cases by blackmailing you to keep them private, or sending them to people you know.

Use the BBW dating website/app to talk – Be wary if they want to text you straightaway – they could be collecting as much contact details to use to harass you with and blackmail you.

Never post full name, date of birth or address – They could be used to steal your identity.

Never give your bank details out – Never share any financial details or respond to any requests for money.

What are the common tricks by scammers?

There is a list of red flags to spot if someone might not be who they say they are.

Stuck abroad – It is obviously that scammers unable to make plans to meet you anytime soon, they may not be who they say they are. They always make up a story to let you trust them. Besides, they often claim to be younger that you are, possibly a lone parent, especially if they think you want kids or a family life. In addition, beware of requests for money for their children.

Can’t meet (or chat on the phone) – Anyone genuine on a BBW dating site will want to meet if you get on well for a while. If you cannot meet them for some reason then there is likely to be something wrong. Be especially wary if you cannot talk to them on the phone after exchanging messages for some time – they may not have the required technology to distort their voice.

Wanting to chat via text – If they seem to want to chat some way other than through the BBW dating website straightaway. It could be innocent and that they just prefer to chat with you another way or maybe they want to get as much contact information for you to use against you.

Sending emails to you with attachments – They could be trying to give your computer a virus. Don’t open attachments from people you don’t know, ever.

They ask you a lot of questions – They want specific information, such as your full name, and are not quick to give much away about themselves.

If you detect a fake profile or suspect a person might be a fraudster, always report their profile to the BBW dating app or website immediately and stop all contact.