It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.Preventing Identity Theft Your identity is precious. Viruses & Spyware A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.Don't include your contact information such as your email address, home address, or phone number in your profile or initial communications.Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.
Never – and I mean never – meet a man at his home or even think of inviting him to your home until you really get to know him. Yes, tell a friend or family member the details about where you are meeting, give them his contact details like name and phone number and any other additional information you have about him.Now remember, I’m a safe guy and so are most; however, alcohol impairs our senses and the last thing you want to say in the morning is, “Why did I do that?” Let’s face it, I was no angel when I began dating after my divorce and I operated on an “it’s all about me” strategy.However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
By the way, this works for offline connections too.