Here are some tips to ensure your safety.
- Speak to the user or do a video call (recommended) prior to meeting up – use apps that don’t share your phone number – Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts
- Always make sure you meet at a public place for the first time
- Inform some one in your circle of your first meetup
- Don’t share any personal info (such as home address, financial details)
- Be web wise
- Block and report suspicious users