San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
In light of recent reports on the internet dating fraud, PopChat.com released a statement warning its users about potential scams in its free video chat and webcam chat rooms. A site spokesman said, “Video chat is a safe and rewarding activity and provides users with many benefits over traditional online dating. It's free, you can meet people in real time, and it is fun meeting random people.” However, the site wanted to make users aware that there are also people that might try to use video chat rooms to scam others. Users should be aware of that so their experience is trouble free and fun. Fortunately, if the user is aware, it’s easy to detect these scams and then avoid them.
Some types of scams include people lying about their age, so users should always ask for a cam to see the other individual. The age scam isn’t always what a person may think, as it’s just as likely a younger person will pose as an older person as an older person posing as a younger person. It’s quite common for women to screen out men over 55, and for men to screen out women under 23, so they lie about their age. They best way to check age is to cam chat.
Some people may lie about their gender to gain trust. These people are often referred to as “posers”. Seeing someone's cam is important before getting close with anyone, as the cam may help to verify the true identity of a person. After completing the identification process, and a period of trust building, some people may refer to various family or financial issues to try to scam others for money. Some of the issues that may come up are: my mother is in the hospital, or I’m in the hospital and they won’t release me until I pay the bill, or my baby needs milk, or I am stuck at the airport and my wallet was stolen. It is important to stay away from those people and not to continue further conversation.
Video chat and dating online is a fun experience and much safer than meeting people in bars, or even some blind dates. Video chat rooms help people to get to know strangers, and allow singles to meet people from around the world.
PopChat.com is privately operated video chat service dedicated to providing a quick and easy way for people to meet each other in a casual video chat environment. It allows users to communicate using video chat, voice and text messaging in public and private chat rooms.