Chat Room Safety guidelines are essential to protect both adults and young children from predators and sinister characters scouring the Internet for victims.
" 'Online Killers' serves as a collection of cautionary tales for those so trusting they put their faith in complete strangers - manipulative predators who use their victims' weaknesses to destroy them. For every person who finds "the one" through an internet connect, there are so many others finding the wrong one... the nucleus is the depressing statistics and how dark the world that surrounds us is."
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Meeting the wrong person in a chat room can cost you plenty... heart ache, your money, your identity, even your life.
A prime example is the case of 47-year-old "Internet Chatroom Murderer" Thomas Montgomery. Posing as 21-year-old marine "Tommy" he developed an online relationship with 17-year-old "Jessi" (chat name Talhotblond).
This relationship was compromised when a fellow work mate of Montgomery's, 22-year-old Brian Barret, also got involved online with "Jessi".
Jealousy drove Montomery to shoot Barret dead in the work car park.
The crazy part is, "Jessi" was actually a middle-aged woman using pictures of her daughter.
Police were astounded that the murder resulted from jealousy over a love triangle where the men involved had never met or even truly known the woman. (ref: Wikipedia)
That's why you need to take precautions with your Chat Room Safety.
Chat rooms are a great way to socialize and have fun.
But always remember these two things... not everyone out there is your "friend"... and predators and scammers are constantly trolling the Internet for victims.
Think about Chat Room Safety and make sure you don't become one of them.
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