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Here are a few things I know – and you should know — about the internet:
Dangerous places to meet people are in chat rooms and other open forums. It’s always a mistake to assume that anyone you meet on the internet is who they say they are, or, that their messages to you are true.
- The internet is exactly the wrong place to make details about your personal plans available to the public.
- Predators look for easy and vulnerable prey. They are always scanning.
- If you make your personal details public, and are willing to form relationships based on contacts you make over the internet — you are vulnerable.