Online For All Ages
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
The internet, its not just a dangerous place for teenagers. Dixie County Sheriff's Deputies say a 60-year old woman may have been abducted by someone she met online. This sort of thing may happen more than you think.
Detectives at the Gainesville Police Department say any time there are no leads in a case the computer is always the first place they look. That's the case in dixie county, where Judith Osteen is missing. While deputies there wait for computer evidence to come in, investigators all over North Central Florida are reminding people just how the dangerous the internet can be, even for adults.
Unlike kids who use the internet to chat with friends. Internet detectives say more senior citizens are using the internet for dating. GPD internet detective, Fred Cummings, says "They pretty much stay at home most of the time. or in a closed environment and the computer is pretty much their form of communication."
Cummings, says you should approach people online the way you would a stranger in everyday life. He also says you would never meet someone in person and start giving them personal information. So you shouldn't do it online.
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