People can easily do a reverse look-up on a phone number and see where you live.
Whether their purpose is dangerous or just desperate, you want to steer clear of both of these.
Include the name of the person you are meeting, where you are meeting them and when you expect to be home.
Write down any personal information that you have on your date also – like an address or cell phone number, and the dating site you met them on – and give it to your friend or family member. Blame it on your overly protective friend or family if you feel awkward about it.
If your date has any issue with this and gets angry or cancels your plans at the last minute then this is a huge indicator that they may not be legitimate.
And while everyone is at risk, seniors can be a major target.
It seems that you only need to pick up the newspaper or watch the news to hear about the latest financial scam and it’s something that has become an unwelcome part of modern life.