One of the most appealing things about using phone chat lines is that it is a safe way to chat and meet to people. Phone chat platforms are set up in a way which protects both your identity and your personal information as well as allowing users to pay for services through a secure server.
The only way to compromise your safety in a phone chat forum is if you share information yourself. It's unlikely that you'd voluntarily put yourself at risk by giving anyone details that could be used to harm you like giving out your bank details or your address. It's astounding how easily someone meaning to do harm can find out extra details about you just from the smallest bits of information.
Here's what you should keep to yourself if you want to stay safe in the online world:
Your full name
If you have a common name it's not so much of a problem, there could be thousands of other people out there who share it. If your name is only shared with a handful of other people it won't be difficult for someone to pinpoint who you can which can lead to them finding out other details about you.
Your telephone number
Your home phone number could be listed alongside your address if you aren't ex-directory; even if your number isn't listed, there are still ways to find out your address using only your digits. Sharing your mobile number can pose even more of a risk particularly if use it for work purpose – is it listed alongside you name on your company's website, or on your LinkedIn profile?
Where you work
Many companies now have whole profiles of their employees online which are accessible to the public.
Those in very high profile jobs are putting themselves at risk of blackmail and hate campaigns if things turn out bad and the spurned happens to be a bit of a nut-case. By sharing the exact location of your office you're at risk of being stalked – extreme, but possible.
Anything to do with children should stay strictly out of the online world. It's fair to tell someone you're chatting to that you're a mother or father, but be extremely wary of sharing any more than that. Even if they say they're a parent too there's really no way to check if it's true. Never ever share photographs of your children.
Just following these simple guidelines will go a long way to protecting yourself while online. Overall, phone chat is a safe friendly way to have some fun and chat to other singles in your area or far away.