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BEWARE, Online predators are prowling about

Updated on January 27, 2013


Thomas H Czech
January 25th, 2011

Predators, what are they? Who are they? What do they look like?
A predator is anyone who purposefully goes about looking for a person; they usually have a specific sex, race, size, colour etc. in mind. The most common target is someone who is in a vulnerable or weak state.The predator will look for and they will find that person.
When one is in such a state, it is best to stay off the internet.
The predator will find such a person and begin to groom them, gain their trust. The predator will go out of his or her way to tell the individual what he/she wants to hear.
Let’s focus on a specific predator for the purpose of this article. Let us focus on one of the most common predator--the online predator.
This specific predator (Usually male) will scower the social network sites looking for women in their moment of weakness. They will begin by just saying “Hello” or “How are you?”. They will keep the discussion very limited so not to scare the woman away. Then they will move on to complimenting her and then show an interest in her by asking certain question about her life, thus the relationship is being built.
Once the predator has gained her trust, he begins to shower her with more compliments and then tell her about his life. Now we usually find that this predator (His online persona) has money, he owns his own company, has a big house etc. And that he will treat her like a princess.
The predator does not care whether this woman is married or single either, he just wants her trust in order to take advantage of her. This could be in any manner, for sexual purposes, smuggling, or various other personal, financial or illegal activities, and sometimes it is just a game, for no personal gain except to have a laugh with his mates.
Now keep in mind that the predator does not necessarily have to be a male, the predator can also be a female.
One must ask him/herself, if the individual is so successful then why does he or she not have a partner already? If the individual is not a criminal or a violent person, would he or she not be in a relationship? Why does he or she have to go online to find true love or happiness?
So many questions, and yet no answers.
People, be smart, be safe and think about what you are doing.
Googleing or Binging a person does not give you the answers as it is so easy to build a dummy persona or profile online, one can make oneself look to be anybody they want to be.
Like the saying goes “If it looks too good to be true; then it is”.
These predators are not stupid; they will tell you they are not perfect, they will give you a little bit of imperfections about themselves in order to gain your trust.
Like I said, don’t be stupid. Online personas are generated personas to gain your trust and trap you into something from which you cannot get away from, no matter how hard you try. You will be trapped. Think about it! Is he/she really worth endangering your life for?

©Thomas H Czech, 2011


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    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

      Good warnings to heed about online predators especially.