First, we do not have physical contact with internet acquaintances. In any event, trust cannot be given online for personal security. Given, good netiquette to refrain from trusting associates. As a result, Don’t share secrets with cyber friends.
Trust Cannot Be Given
The internet is digital. It is not physical, real. This makes it unreasonable to trust another user with anything real. Contacts can be made with a track record, brand, license, or account.
The saying, “don’t trust people as far as you can see them” has real meaning. Given you cannot physically encounter a person online, you cannot throw them or trust them.
Secret & Lies
Hence, there are many ways to circumvent our sense. It follows, traditional scam detection does not work. Since, our info may be scraped from profiles. And so, fake profiles with real info. Also, requests targeted based on personal data.
There are a lot of outright lies and sad stories that scam artists use, including stealing email addresses and asking friends and relatives for money. Verify everything in reality.
Trust Cannot Be Given Netiquette
Do not trust online associates because a digital relationship is not real.