As a result, many are turning to digital solutions to provide faster, more convenient options to enjoy the simple things in life. Feature-rich websites and digital apps enable busy persons to order dinner, socialize with friends and family and even get medical care - right from their mobile phone or computer. In fact, the study found nearly half the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating. Their rising popularity, success rates and social acceptability make it clear that digital dating options are here to stay. Giving singles hope that their next love connection could be a mere compatibility quiz or right swipe away.
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The warning highlights one of the potential risks associated with revealing too much private information online. Using tactics such as coercion, fraud, force, and bogus job offers, the criminals scour social media sites and dating platforms in an attempt to exploit the personal situations of down on their luck individuals by promising to help them out. The criminals usually pose as work recruiters, modeling agents or scouts, lulling potential victims with fake career prospects or offers of a helping hand. To put the problem into context — according to data by the US National Human Trafficking Hotline, between and almost 1, potential sex trafficking victims were recruited using online services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Craigslist, as well as online dating sites. Online platforms make it simpler for human traffickers to find out more about their targets, often teenage girls, especially if they overshare about their financial woes or family problems. The offenders then leverage this information and feign romantic interest or offer fake prospects of a better life. They groom their victims, establish a false sense of trust, and ultimately meet them in person.
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