"We've compiled tips on catchyou.ca, that offer information on how users can reduce the likelihood they will become victims of assault or fraud," said Const. In recent years, police say they've seen an increase in the number of sexual assault reports that were initiated through online dating or social media.
And there are a lot of other creepy guys out there in the world of "cyberdating." In Denver, Colorado, our affiliate station KDVR reports 29-year-old Darren Auger is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman he'd met on Tinder.
I just walked right into the elevator, walked right up." Powers could be an ax murder or serial rapist for all Vera knows.
And she has no idea what could await her behind the door.
But there's a dark side to online hookups that may be putting men and women in peril.
Matt Doran went to Las Vegas for a scary social experiment in a Crime Watch Daily investigation.
They've been chatting for just a matter of hours, really, and she's quite comfortable.