Anything that doesn’t grow naturally from the conversation is most likely a disguised sales pitch.Sends a Link Without You Asking for One Unless the link is directly related to a topic you brought up of your own will, it is most likely spam. Asks for Personal Financial Information Real person or not, receiving a message asking for any personal financial information such as your credit card number means it’s time to say goodbye.
“Snapchat is a very hard one for parents to monitor, because the pictures more or less delete themselves.
Here are the patterns to look for: Mentions a Product or Service The only product or service that should come up quickly during online chats is the one you are using to facilitate the chat.
It isn’t suspicious for someone to mention Tinder while they are chatting on Tinder.
A schoolgirl in Limerick, Ireland - where the app is taking off - told the Irish Mirror: “People would send nudes and underwear pictures, boys and girls both - it’s mostly used to text and get pictures from each other".
Catherine Fitzgerald, Chairperson of the Parents’ Association at Salesian Secondary College Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, said apps like Yellow are “extremely worrying”.As soon as two users swipe to accept each other, they are automatically added as "friends" on Snapchat, meaning they can begin sending each other photos right away - even if they don't know each other.