Safety Tips For CrazyOz


Buying and selling

Renting a property

Meeting someone from CrazyOz (Personals/Dating/Friends)

Quick tips

If someone online asks you for money for any reason (travel fair to meet you, help paying their bills, sickness, etc) they are probably a scammer and should be reported to the website you met them on.

Fake photos

If the person only sends professional model like photos, it might not be them. Ask for normal unprofessional photos of them. Also ask when the photo was taken. Some people will send photos from 20 or so years ago and will look totally different when you meet them.

Get their phone number

If they don’t want to give their phone number, they could be wasting your time.

Expensive phone number

Sometimes they will give you a premium rate phone number to contact them on, some of these numbers look like normal telephone numbers too. So be careful. Use a Pay&Go SIM card to contact them if you are unsure of the number so you wont run up a big bill on your contract. You can also search Google to find out more information on the number.

Get them on Web Cam

In this day and age, the majority of people have smart phones with video cameras or webcams on their laptop or home computer. Most Internet cafes will have web cams too. If they are serious about meeting you, they’ll make time to see you on a web cam.

Social Networking

Ask if they have a Facebook or some other social networking account, most people into Internet dating these days will also have a social networking website account. If they don’t use social networking websites, then they might not be who they say they are.

Meeting your online date

If you decide to meet the person, make sure it’s in a public place like a coffee shop or a bar. Tell a friend you are going to meet someone from the Internet and email them the profile/photo of the person you expect to meet. Tell your friend how long you are going for and when you expect to be back. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime on the date, make your excuses, be polite and leave.

Don’t wait too long on your first date

If you’re early or on time and your date is more than 30 minutes late, go home. Phone up your date and let them know you are going home. If you stay, you will look desperate unless they have a very good excuse. Teach them a lesson for being late. They might not even turn up! Don’t let them waste any more of your time.

Meeting an Escort

A number of users have emailed this scam to me. You hire an escort to come to your house for company. The escort asks you to pay first then says they need to leave your house to give money to their mini cab driver or manager. You pay the money up front, the escort leaves with your money to pay the cab driver or manager and you never see the escort again.

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