RECENT reports of the rape of a woman who was contacted through a social networking site in the United Kingdom should serve as a warning to women here to watch out for predators on Facebook.
They prey on women searching for love and companionship. They capitalise on human weakness of loneliness and greed. They pretend to be in love with the women or to help them in their business.
There is a budget travel site in Facebook that organises events. It also attracts predators who interact with the people who join it. The predators are conmen seeking money or married men who are seeking single women for a fling.
People, especially women, must be alert to these instant friendships through Facebook or through Facebook events. There are dangers lurking with predators waiting to pounce on them.