NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.
Online age-verification is gaining such traction that it was mentioned in the Queen’s Speech this Spring as one of the focuses of the UK government’s agenda for the coming session.
In fact, just last week one of the world’s most popular dating apps, Tinder, gave in to growing pressure and announced plans to increase its minimum user age.
A recent study found some of the UK’s biggest retailers are failing to verify the age of customers online before selling them age-restricted items.
With the government cracking down on those failing to do their part, and a growing awareness amongst the public, businesses need to realise why age-verification matters and then quickly take action.
But just how easy is it, at present, for young people to access age-restricted content, products and services online?
With the rise of the internet, more and more businesses and brands are moving their operations online but yet are not introducing robust enough age-verification mechanisms.
Commonsense would deem neither of these measures as adequate age verification.