Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.
That's 46 attacks every business has to deal with every day — or nearly two attacks an hour.
And given many of these things apply not just to dating sites, but to all sorts of online social networks, we thought we’d pull together some practical tips that everyone should think about when communicating with anyone they don’t know online — and particularly on online dating sites.
Before jumping in to the guidance, however, it’s really important to stress that we’re not simply making this stuff up — the danger from scammers online is very real.
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.
Though the vast majority of these attacks don’t actually get past a corporation's defenses, an average of 1.7 per week are successful.