How to be safe about online dating
If you are travelling overseas, make sure your family know all the details about who you’re going to meet and where you will be staying etc.For more tips on how to stay when travelling overseas, please see our Resources section.For example, if you have only been chatting with them for a few days and they are offering to pay for everything already, it could be dodgy.However, if you have known the other member for a long time and they are willing to pay for you, it is more likely to be genuine.But when you reach the other country, there’s no job waiting for you and most often these sex traffickers use the promise of a job to trick and coerce women into prostitution.
Very often, victims of trafficking continue to do what they’re doing because they’re afraid of the authorities finding out they’re illegal immigrants and being deported.The first step to trapping their potential victim is to get her emotionally involved.Therefore, it is always advisable to take the time to get to know other members on the site as someone you have only known for a few days is more likely to be a fraud than someone you have been chatting with for a few months. They will usually promise you a job, tell you to come to a different country where you can work (often as a waitress), promise you big money and the like.So a Thai girl in Japan or even the Russian girl who goes to America do not want to report anything, even if they have a chance because they have been convinced by the traffickers that illegal immigrants get no help. Trafficking is a crime and irrespective of your immigration status, most countries are willing to help the victims and get others out of the situation too.Please refer to the Resources listed below to see how you can get help.