This was just posted in Alerts, Austin; it's helpful warning to entire ECCIE community: BEWARE of imposters.
Austin Mod Staff
One caveat, there is not a good enough reason that this cannot happen in advance. The log-in in person scheme would likely be too late if a situation was planned to go bad. Ladies, if the guy can't or refuses to send the PM in advance, there is no reason for a lady to ever meet him, and put herself in the position of a face-to-face meeting to screen anyone. Don't get greedy or desperate enough to fall into this trap.
PROVIDERS - - MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A PM DIRECTLY THROUGH PM SYSTEM to confirm that Hubert is who-he-says-he-is. If this cannot happen in advance, consider asking them to log into their ECCIE account from phone/tablet in your view. [For double extra security, send unique password by PM and ask Bob Hobby to text it to you. Once s/he does, you will have associated members' text-number with member's ECCIE account.]
If you are contacted by text or email FOR THE FIRST TIME BEFORE YOU HAVE MET FACE TO FACE, it is strongly recommended that you make sure its not Hubert. Hubert is a bad man who may not mean to, but will cause you harm.
Originally Posted by 19Trees