Safety precautions for online dating
Then more became clear: The February evening he went missing, Messerschmitt had texted his wife saying he’d be home soon; hotel surveillance video showed a mysterious figure climbing a staircase toward his room; court records revealed Messerschmitt, 30, had posted on Craigslist seeking sex with men; police thought he was targeted in a robbery that went bad. “In this day and age, you never really know who you’re meeting,” Smith said.
Smith and West took safeguards when they connected through a dating app, including exchanging photos, asking questions and meeting in a public place the first time they got together.
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“All criminals have a niche, and online predators in this field prey on vulnerabilities — be that closeted men, married men or others seeking sex this way,” said Sgt.