Scary online dating stories
After he got out of the car to hug her, he was greeted by a man named Jack Anthony Croucher, who wielded a long metal pipe and threatened to end his life if he didn't hand over the money, an i Phone and the Wild Turkey, before smashing the windscreen of the vehicle.
After meeting through an online dating agency, Andrew Buckley and Sharen Joyce seemed to be really hitting it off, eventually ending up back at her apartment for a nightcap.
One of the most famous examples of this type of 'catfishing' was the saga of Manti Te'o, an NFL prospect who was duped into falling for a fake online girlfriend.
Due to the constant threat presented by trolls, hackers and worse, following basic safety tips, such as bringing a friend or gathering in a public place for the first meeting, helps reduce the chances of becoming a target of malicious criminals using online dating services to find targets.
The following, unfortunate souls ended up becoming embroiled in serious criminal situations sparked by online dating, sometimes as perpetrators of drunken shenanigans.
They decided to hop on a random yacht and rev the motor, breaking free from the dock. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, "before coming to rest...A couple who met online in the peninsula area south of San Francisco connected in a way that couples rarely experience.