First, we do not have physical contact with internet acquaintances. Accordingly, we cannot believe something that is not real. 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 No One
The internet is digital. It is not physical, real. This makes it unreasonable to trust another user with anything real. Contacts come from a good track record. Personal brands are nice.
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, personal info is accessible in social media profiles often. 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.