Online Date Set-Up Ends in Assault, Carjacking – NBC SoCal

Online Date Set-Up Ends in Assault, Carjacking | NBC Southern California.

A man hoping for a date through an online dating site ends in a robbery. Horrible news out of our friends in Southern California.

Please exercise extreme caution when meeting someone for the first time. Follow these tips.

  • Do you due diligence to ensure the person is legit.
    Do not rush into meeting someone for the holidays such as Valentines day, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve
    Go through the process of meeting someone from messaging, e-mails, phone, then meet in person.
    Go with your gut feeling. If someone suddenly comes out of no where and wants to meet suddenly, then something is fishy.
    Use the reverse picture look up feature on Google to see if the picture was stolen from another website or from Facebook. Use the link here:

    http://www.google.com/imghp

    Then click on the ‘Camera’ icon next to the text field to upload a picture.