Online dating has been always there since the beginning of the internet and people love to communicate to their loved ones far away from home. There are billions of people in the globe that love to make dates online because they want to interact with more people from different parts of the world. Some people who are unable to find love partners in their own locality prefer to stay connected online and get hooked with some person from a different part of the world. However, there are people who go for online dating just for the sake of fun even when they are aware of the dangers that lie beneath.
Today, online dating is not only limited to chatting on the messenger service but it moves further to social networking sites and even on Voice over IP phone calls but there is always a threat of identity theft because you are still not sure about the person on the other side. Today, you can view the person on the other side through the web cam but there are more dangers than you can think of. The trend of social engineering has really begun where people prefer to mix up and get the information slowly.
Hence, even if you trust your partner online it is advisable not to disclose any information on the web. The best thing you can do is contact your online partner and prefer to meet offline and get to know more rather than typing your credit card information and social security number on the chat window which can be hacked by the hackers and spammers who are looking for an easy catch. Avoid sharing information like phone numbers and email address passwords as well because hackers can get into your personal account through it and trace the rest of the information that they need.