Safety First!

As in everyday life situations, you should always keep your safety in mind. This same principle goes for online dating, where you are exposed to all sorts of unknown individuals from around the world who may or may not have your best interest in mind. As a consequence, I would like to stress that there is no substitute for acting with cautious vigilance when interacting and communicating with strangers online. It is in your best interest to adhere to simple but effect safety tips some of which are below.

-Do NOT input personal identifiable information on your profile, some of which includes your last name, email address, residential address, telephone number, work information, etc. Offline, you wouldn’t do that so DON’T do it here, or, would you like to be stalked and harassed? Additionally, if you are pressured to reveal such information report that person immediately to us, since most likely you are dealing with a scammer.

-Do NOT provide financial information to anyone on this site, NOT EVEN THE OWNER (Jason). Such information includes your credit card number and bank information. Furthermore, do not wire money to any individual that you meet on this site. Lastly, you are not going to win any prizes on this site so don’t be fooled by individuals who may perpetrate this action.

Although at we try our best to prevent scams from occurring on the site, some however do occur. To safeguard against scammers be on the lookout (BOLO!) for suspicious warning signs; some of which are below.

-If you receive a message with an email for the subject. IT IS MOST LIKELY FROM A SCAMMER.

-If the individual profile map shows a different location from what the individual has on his/her profile then THE INDIVIDUAL IS MOST LIKELY A SCAMMER.

-If you receive an email stating that you won a prize, or a request for you to send money for a business deal, or to help transfer funds to yourself, then THE INDIVIDUAL IS MOST LIKELY A SCAMMER.

-If on the first email communiqué the individual ask you to write them at their personal email address, then THAT INDIVIDUAL IS MOST LIKELY A SCAMMER. They wish to become your friend so that they can influence you to get your money.

-If the individual’s profile picture is of a model or the profile picture looks too polished (too good to be true) then THAT INDIVIDUAL IS MOST LIKELY A SCAMMER.

PROXIES - It is what scammers use.

-Some scammers use proxies to hide their true location to try to fool you. To identify a potential scammer make sure
to click on the LOCATION button to see if that user created an account with a proxy. If on the next page you see any letters in RED then this person is a potential scammer. An example of this is shown here!.

Lastly, when meeting someone face to face for the first time always write down where you are going and who you are going to meet. Leave this information at your residents incase anything happens to you. Additionally, provide this same information to any family or friends. Furthermore, provide your own transportation to and from a public meeting place, such as a mall, Starbucks, or even a reasonably populated public park. Never meet a stranger at a private setting, like his or her residents.

In closing, always keep your safety in mine on and offline. The ultimate responsibility for protecting yourself rest with you and no one else. Again, these are just a few tips that you can use to help you have an enjoyable experience here at Happy Dating!

Last Updated: 4/23/2011
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