Web dating risks increase when you give the other person your phone number. There needs to be a high level of safety and comfort with someone that you have been corresponding with on the web before giving out your number.
If the relationship does not work out and the person turns out to be unstable, he can harass you over the phone, causing a host of problems. If this person has your work phone number, then he could put your job in jeopardy with repeated calls.
If the web date that you gave your number to gets mad at you for discontinuing contact, she could possibly charge ring tones and other phone services to your cell phone bill. It is very difficult to get a cell phone carrier to back out charges from a third party because the carrier has usually already incurred these charges.
Some online data bases that cross reference phone numbers and home addresses. This could put you in a disastrous situation if a jilted online beau decided to find out your address and come for a visit.
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