The majority of dating sites don’t run background checks on their users, so this is where the professionals come in.
Signs such as this are becoming more common in bars: you meet up, so you can save yourself from a frightening situation.
Of course, if you have enough time and stalking skills, you can find out a lot yourself.
Similarly, last November the Metropolitan Police reported that they'd seen a 2000 per cent rise in the number of crimes involving Tinder and Grindr since 2012.
With the rise of online dating we’ve seen a necessary rise in ways that are meant to keep people safe.
Stories abound of people running into trouble on dates having not done their research - perhaps you’ve met up and found out your match wasn’t who they said they were, perhaps you’re feeling threatened or perhaps you just want to escape but aren’t sure how.
Last year, the UK's National Crime Agency revealed that crimes linked to online dating had increased by 450 per cent in five years.are when the con artist forms a relationship with you and will request money for reasons like a family member is in the hospital or hurt in a crash.Once you send the scammer the money, they will cut all contact from you.You send in what limited information you have about your match, and within 24 hours, they’ll send you a background check.“We’re trained professionals with a proprietary method of doing research on a person,” Nashawaty explains.And, with any luck, it all checks out and all is good!