Top tips drawn up for safety in online dating

A LIST of top tips has been drawn up to help people in Burton stay safe while using online dating.

Staffordshire Police have created an online resource that allows people across the area to learn how to be on their guard while looking for love on the web.

A spokesman for the force said: “Follow your chosen site’s instructions.

“Beware if you do meet someone online if things move very quickly. Stay in control.

“Do not move outside you site’s own messaging system. Always report abuse to the site administrator immediately as online dating sites take this seriously.

“If you are in any doubt about the veracity of someone you’ve met online break off contact immediately.”

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