ADVICE TIME: Safety First.

Who remembers being taught:

STRANGER DANGER?

© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2022.

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say that either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.

With the advent of Internet, many new friendships are made, however,

There is also the higher risk of personal safety.

In school.

I do.

Anyone who meets someone online, please heed this warning.

Please always ensure you video chat, prior to meeting f2f.

1st meetings should be in Public, with CCTV prevalent and Support Persons around you too.

Genuine people will provide a Written, Signed, Legal Document.

Also: Their licence, Recent (Under 12 months) Police Check and Working With Children Check Card.

I never meet anyone in private the 1st few times.

I also provide details of meetings to a trusted friend, with the approx maximum time of contacting them, and local Law Enforcement too, just in case.

I include contact details of the person I’m meeting.

In 2006, I travelled to Melbourne to meet an online friend, who offered their bed for me to share.

I had no address information or an escape plan. I only had the suburb.

I gave this persons name, number and suburb to a trusted friend, with an approx time I would contact them.

Thankfully it all worked out fine.

This advice also applies to any business dealings.

When I worked for ATO, as a Call Centre Agent, a big part of my day, was filling in scam watch forms.

Scammers will try anything to scam money.

I know the signs now.

Please take note of my advice, because it could save your life, and finances too.

NEVER PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO SOMEONE YOU DONT KNOW.

Genuine people will never breach a persons:

BOUNDARIES

Always do research about any person or business you deal with.

Currently my business address is 332 Leakes Road, TRUGANINA, Victoria, Australia, 3029.

ABN: 61902818410

Individual/Sole Trader:

Melissa Alison Wilma Jensen.

https://abr.business.gov.au/AbnHistory/View?id=61902818410

COMPLACENCY

KILLS.

SAFETY

FIRST

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