When meeting new people online, follow specific rules to ensure that your experience of using the site is safe and positive. We have put together a few rules that will help you ensure that your conversation partner is an honest person interested in bonding and building a relationship.
Carefully study the profile
We ask our users to indicate their real name, age, gender, and to only use genuine photos on the site. However, if someone asks you to call them by a different name, mentions the wrong age, or their photo seems suspicious, it is better to stop communicating and file a complaint against the user with the Support Service.
Watch what the person says
Even if the first impression of a person turns out to be pleasant, you should not lose your vigilance: Internet scammers use cunning strategies to ingratiate themselves, and therefore you should be careful about what an unfamiliar person writes to you. Here are some of the most common tactics used by scammers on dating sites:
- They present themselves as soldiers, refugees, social activists, and seriously ill persons who find themselves in a difficult or dangerous situation and need your help.
- They offer to transfer communication to other social networks to deprive you of the safe communication conditions that the site provides.
- They send third-party links that you need to follow to order/pay for services, participate in a social survey, etc. Even if the site does not look suspicious, it can be fabricated. Read online reviews of a proposed site or organization to ensure you are not being scammed.
- They offer to send additional photos or videos, often of an intimate nature, for a fee.
- They threaten you with the distribution of personal photos and information received from you in chats.
- They ask for your contacts, pretending to be employees of the Support Service. Please note: communication with Support Service staff only occurs in specially designated chat rooms.
If you encounter any of these situations, immediately stop chatting with the user, block them, and leave a complaint so that the Support Service can ban the potential scammer.
Be careful with personal information
Do not share your contact details, address, last name, and specific details about your personal life (such as your routine, places you frequent, etc.) with unfamiliar people on the Internet. Do not send photos of an intimate nature, pictures with family members; do not state where you work and what places you visit most often.
Stay on site
Do not go to any social networks to continue communication until you are convinced of the honest intentions of the interlocutor. By using the site as a platform for communication, you guarantee your safety in the event that you collide with a scammer.