How to stay safe with dating apps

In wake of a reported attempted robbery reportedly involving a dating app, Action News Now spoke with the community about how they stay safe on the popular apps.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 7:09 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 7:09 PM

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dating app danger - chico police are on the hunt for two suspects in an attempted home invasion.. where the suspects used a dating app to target their victim. good evening. i'm alan marsden. and i'm debbie cobb. just before two this morning a man and a woman attacked a man in his apartment on pomona avenue.. police say one of the attackers had a gun. the man was assaulted.. but fought back and the couple took off. police are asking anyone who lives on the 500 block of pomona to review their surveillance video for anything that might help solve this case. ### action news now reporter amy lanski spoke to people around chico about how they stay safe when using dating apps. getting a good vibe from the person and talking to them for a little bit before you meet them in person." engel said when you do meet them she suggests doing it in a public place. sandra swanstrom - dating app user -:19-:27 "i always tell my friends where i am going and then usually a picture of who i am going with and i share my location on find my friends." another concern is knowing you are meeting the right person. sandra "i usually just go by the profile picture on whateer is there and then when i get to wherever i am going i try and find them or ask if they are there." jamie "i usually try and finnd them on instagram or facebook that way they have some kind of social media and then you know they are online other places besides dating apps." amy standup 46-51 "even though dating apps might be popular for some not all people in their 20s are sold on them." allison willis- does not use dating apps 51-1:01 "like i don't get a good idea of a person just from pictures and a bio i feel like i have a better connection with someone face to face." all three women suggested not giving out personal information or letting someone pick you up. reportinng from chico amy lanski acction news now." #### chico police say use caution and common sense when planning to meet
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