On the assumption that individuals with a criminal record are more likely to be dangerous dates, a new app is promising to help online daters stay safe by weeding out members with a criminal record, or those on a sex offender registry. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, requires members to pass a criminal background check before being allowed to use the app to find a date.Furthermore, the app rescreens monthly, and will issue lifetime bans to members convicted of a crime. The app claims to check public databases, including sex offender registries, but everything about their background check process seems a bit hush-hush.To further protect yourself, hold off on sharing your full name, phone number and email until you are fully comfortable with someone.Copyright 2017 by WPLG Local10- All rights reserved.Jarrod Roberts was charged May 27, 2015, in Gainsville with stalking two women he met through the dating app Tinder.With an estimated 38 million single Americans who are currently involved in online dating, there's a brand new app that promises to protect you from registered sex offenders and criminals.
The survey warned that online daters can run the risk of becoming a victim of stalking, harassment, catfishing, identity theft, and even phishing scams.Professor Monica Whitty from the University of Leicester said: “Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this relatively new crime is much higher than reported incidents would suggest.” Researchers questioned 2,000 people through an online You Gov survey.Action Fraud, the reporting and advice centre run by the National Fraud Authority, identified 592 victims of the scams between 2010-11. However this new study confirms suspicions that the scale of the problem is much bigger, because victims are too ashamed to report the crime.To ensure that you stay safe when meeting someone in person, be sure to: -Always meet in a busy place -Use your own transportation -Don't meet up late at night -Check social media to see if they're serial daters or partiers.Sue follows those rules and now uses Gatsby with zero dating drama. Dating apps are under increased pressure to protect their users, and some now require that a dating profile be linked to other social media as a way to verify someone's identity.
Colin Woodcock, Soca’s senior manager for fraud prevention, said: “The perpetrators spend long periods of time grooming their victims, working out their vulnerabilities and when the time is right to ask for money.” He said it is crucial that no-one sends money to someone they have only met online.