Dating Site Statistics Are For Real
A woman recently told us about a friend of hers who had been abused by a man she met on an online dating site. She asked us, “Where were you a year ago?” We, IdentiShare, are here now.
We know that people lie. We know that threats to personal security continue to increase with breaches in credit and online banking, misrepresentations through social media, on-line dating scams and a wide variety of other services to name a few. We know that statistics are compiled to increase our awareness of dangers and risks to our safety and to those we love. Newspapers and Journals try to warn of these types of threats. We know that The Washington Post, PC World and Reuters have reported that 10% percent of sex offenders comprise the 70 million users of the two most popular dating web sites in our country. If you’re interested in statistics, that works out to be an estimated 7 million sex offenders who use dating sites.
We also know, for example, that the Wall Street Journal continues to report on victims who are bilked for thousands of dollars by criminals they meet through on-line dating sites. One woman specifically was scammed out of $300,000.00 by a man, a contractor, she met on Christian Mingle. The Huffington Post reports that “so-called “romance scams” or “sweetheart scams” are becoming increasingly common on dating sides.”
Victims insist and complain that online fraud is not reported frequently enough, nor is it addressed as it should be through media outlets. Not only are adults the target of scammers, but scammers target their victim’s children and often point other scammers toward the children.
We know that statistics help us make decisions. For example, the Pew Research Center, reports that “54% of online daters have felt that someone else seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile.”
We know that there has been “a dramatic increase in the attacks on online dating sites and breaches in general over the last three years” in quoting Alisdair Faulkner, the Chief Products Officer for ThreatMetrix, by CNBC. This company monitors online sites for fraudulent behavior.
So, what if you could become more precise in protecting yourself against these cyber threats?
We know that people want truth up front. So, how does IdentiShare help you do this? The process is simple. Through the “patent pending” IdentiShare SMDSS process, you register as an IdentiShare Member, you obtain your personal background report and within 24 to 72 hours your background report is available for to share with another Member, privately and securely on the website. The key here is that when you meet someone new, wouldn’t it be nice if they believed in sharing with you what you are willing to share with them. Your personal background report carries a lot of weight. So, if you’re willing to volunteer who you are, shouldn’t that person also do the same for you. By the way, if they tell you they don’t want to be a Member, you’re entitled to ask them, why not?
We all know that online dating users are not the only victims in scams. More and more people are turning to online services that provide them with service providers who come into their homes for home repairs, caregivers for their children, for the elderly, for the homebound, and for pets, to name a few of the services. When you start thinking about what people say, remember, it’s okay to want the truth.
In a nutshell, now, more than at any other time in history when people are fabricating truth, submitting false profiles, become a North Star Integrity Member, insist it of others, because you deserve to enjoy a more peaceful, stable, and secure life.
According to a recent Today/AOL survey, “Most adults prefer…the truth…delivered in a ‘safe environment’.” This is exactly what IdentiShare provides - conscientious, honest adults volunteering and exchanging important background information from the beginning. This helps to establish relationships, whether personal or professional, to land squarely upon a foundation of trust.
With more and more people misrepresenting their identities, sign up now to become an IdentiShare Member.