Keep your financial information private. Ignore any requests to send money, even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Never give out financial information
Be careful about sharing personal information such as your full name, email, phone number, address. Protect your identity until you are comfortable enough with someone to share it.
Get to know the other person before meeting them offline. Get to know someone through chat, phone calls or video call for example.
We don’t conduct criminal background checks or other background checks on our users so it’s up to you to do your own research and remain cautious.
Always meet in public – meet for the first time in a well populated, public place at a time where there will be lots of people around. Never in a private or remote location and never at your home or apartment. Ensure you have your own transportation there and back.
Inform a friend or family of your plans – tell them who you are meeting, where you are going and when you will return. Bring your phone with you and ensure it is fully charged
Be in control of your own transportation – even if you take a taxi. Securing your own ride is important. Even if the person you are meeting volunteers to pick you up, do not get into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust.
Don’t ignore the following behaviour especially if it is without an acceptable explanation: Providing inconsistent information about age, interests, appearance, marital status, profession, employment, lying etc.
Avoid taking the relationship further with those who appear significantly different in person from their online persona.
Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.
Remember that you are in control when it comes to taking an online relationship offline. If you decide to arrange a meeting, you always have the right to change your mind. Trust yourself. Go with your instincts