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Our Time, safe?


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#1 Dippster

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

I've signed on to Our Time, it's a match site for older adults similar to Match.com.

 

I'm using Webroot as my Anti-Virus and have Malwarebytes too.  In the last two days Webroot has sent me a hazardous site warning, sign off immediately.

 

Any suggestions?  Is the site bad, or a person on the site I might have contacted.

 

Thanks for any suggestions.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:39 AM

Doing a search for that website....this is the #2 listing....Top 50 Complaints and Reviews about OurTime.com

 

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

Many site rating vendors (i.e. McAfee WebAdvisor (formerly SiteAdvisor), WOT, Google's Safe Browsing, Avira Scout browser, Symantec WS.Reputation.1, Webutation, avast! Online Security Plugin (formerly WebRep), etc) use a system of volunteer testers that continually patrol the Internet to browse sites, download files, and submit information. All the results are documented and supplemented with feedback from users, Web site owners, and analysis from their own employees. The advising site vendor then summarizes the results typically into into a color-coded red, yellow and green ratings scale to help inform Web users as to the safety of each tested site. While these tools are useful, they are not foolproof and sometimes may provide misleading ratings. Just because you visit a risky site, that does not automatically mean the site is bad or that your system has been infected by going there. In contrast, going to a safe site could even prompt a warning. There are legitimate programs available on web sites which are falsely detected by various anti-virus programs from time to time. This sometimes results in an inaccurate site rating/warning of potentially dangerous software when that is not the case. The use of rating sites does not always guarantee an accurate rating of the results they provide and can provide a false sense of security especially for the novice user.

With that said...Dating sites can be a significant security risk which could make you the victim of all sorts of criminal activity and identify theft.

Social Media and the Use of Personal Information

...just like any kind of cyberspace communication, using social media can involve some risk..

Once a user posts information to a social networking site, that information can no longer be considered private and can be used for criminal purposes. Even if you use the highest security settings on your account, others mayintentionally or notleak your information. And once in the hands of criminals, this personal information can be used to conduct all kinds of cyber attacks against you or your family members, friends, or business associates in an effort to obtain additional and even more sensitive personal information...Criminals who troll social networking sites looking for information or people to target for exploitation run the gamutfrom sexual predators, hackers, and financial fraudsters to business competitors and foreign state actors.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

Where there is smoke, there is fire. Between the horrible reviews for the site and your AV giving you a warning, I would advise to stay far away from that website. The problem is finding a good website. Searching for "Senior dating" on google is like searching for "free movies", very little of what you will see will be legit. I think people take advantage of the fact that there is a large audience of Seniors who require companionship but who might not be as technological suave.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

Cyber-criminals and scammers take advantage of all social media sites, including others like craigslist, ebay, etc.
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