If your email address contains your full name or your surname, you might wish to consider setting up another email account which does not include your full name.
Remember there may also be things you can say about yourself which may enable people to find you elsewhere on the internet, find out where you work or which Church you go to. And just because somebody insists on giving you his or her details does not mean you have to reciprocate and give them yours.
It's important to note that scammers change their story and tactics and are becoming smarter.
Every person who has been scammed has bought into a believable story, so But here are some tell-tale signs to help you spot a scammer: Scammer behaviour changes constantly and we do all we can to stay ahead of their advances.
Remember to report anything suspicious to us such as profiles or messages you may receive.
We've put reporting systems in place to make this easy for you.
If you take note of the warnings and advice on security, you should be fine.
If you do decide to meet up and feel that the meeting is not going well or you are feeling uncomfortable, make your excuses and leave politely.
Be wary if they are too insistent about you doing this.
You are under no obligation to meet people in person.
Fortunately the vast majority of our members never encounter a situation where their safety is under threat. Just like crossing the road or meeting new people in any environment, including a Church or in the course of a job, it is usually very safe but it is necessary to take care and some precautions.
At the same time, you need to do your bit to look after yourself, your friends and for the wider Christian Connection community.