Tips for online dating safety
On NZDating, your safety is our priority. To avoid any inconvenience during your online or offline meetings, we invite you to read these safety tips.
1 – Never send money
Never respond to a request for money, even if this person seems honest to you. The crooks are cunning, playing on the feelings or the urgency of the situation. If you ever send money, it will be lost permanently.
2 – Do not share your personal data
Never give out personal information such as your address, email address or credit card number to people you have never met in person.
3 – Be careful
Don’t hesitate to block and report malicious people. You can do this at any time and anonymously. Chat only on the site. Malicious people will try to chat outside the site so that we cannot interfere.
4 – Report suspicious profiles
– Ask you for money or donations
– Request photos or videos
– Minors using the platform
– Members sending harassing or offensive messages or emails
– Members behaving inappropriately during or after the face-to-face meeting
– Fraudulent profiles
– Spam or solicitation, such as invitations to dial premium-rate numbers or attempts to sell products or services
If you want to know more about it, check out our article: How to avoid dating site scams
Tips for meeting in person
You are going to meet someone for the first time, be careful and follow the advice below:
1 – get to know the person
Don’t rush, try to find out as much as you can about that person before you meet them. The malicious people will try to meet with you as soon as possible to divert your attention.
2 – Meet the person in a public place
Meeting the person in a public place will allow you to escape without too much difficulty in the event of a problem.
3 – Tell your friends about this meeting
Inform your friends or family of this appointment. Take your phone and make sure it’s fully charged so you can call someone if there’s a problem.
4 – Travel on your own
Move only by yourself, do not depend on this person, you could find yourself in a complicated situation.
5 – Do not drink alcohol
Stay in control by being sober, malicious people can try to make you drink in order to steal or sexually abuse you.