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For Your Safety

 

Sharing Information

On OrientFriendFinder your true identity is protected until you decide to reveal it. Always exercise caution when sharing personal information with others, especially with people you don’t know. Resist the urge to provide your personal email or phone number right away, no matter how strong a connection you may feel towards your match. NEVER give out personal information until the other Member has earned your trust. That may take some time, and that’s okay. Please take this advice seriously to prevent people from misusing your personal information or details. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.

 

Meeting Offline

As exciting as the prospects of meeting your potential match is, don’t let the excitement or high hopes cloud your ability to practice caution.

 

Do:

  • Meet in a public place at a decent hour during which plenty of people will be around.
  • Make sure you have the person's name, address, and phone number before you meet and give your friends or family the information. Tell them your plans and arrange to check in with them after each meeting.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with easily accessible emergency numbers.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption or abstain entirely until you know for sure that you can trust this person.
  • Avoid getting in someone's personal vehicle on a first date. Take a taxi or drive yourself if possible.

 

Don't:

  • Leave your drink unattended
  • Leave personal belongings such as your wallet that could reveal your personal information
  • Go to each other's houses, and avoid giving out that information until you know you can trust them.
  • Meet in a secluded place. You'll only be asking for trouble. Never meet someone if they pressure you into meeting in a secluded place or their house.

 

Use Your Best Judgment

Remember that many people lie online. The person you think you know may be very different, or may not exist at all. So don’t get too carried away, keep a sense of perspective at all times. Trust your instincts – if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. So, don’t be afraid to just leave or cease communication with this person. You’re in control of the entire process, so you can always choose a comfortable pace for your relationship.

Never do anything you feel unsure about. If you are in any way afraid of your date, get out of there. Excuse yourself long enough to call a friend for advice, ask someone else on the scene for help or slip out the back door and drive away. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Never worry or feel embarrassed about your behavior; your safety is much more important than someone’s opinion of you.

 

  • Asks for money or any type of financial assistance including transactions (depositing or withdrawing funds, shipping merchandise, etc.)
  • Asks inappropriate questions.
  • Tells stories with inconsistencies
  • Pushes you for physical intimacy beyond your comfort level

 

Be Respectful

Always be respectful and treat your matches as you would want them to treat you. Not every match is going to be right for you so closing communication with them or and having matches close communication with you is a natural and healthy part of the process. You need to carefully consider whether this particular person is one with whom you would like to further a relationship. If you feel the need to end communication, then be honest, direct and polite. The sooner you address this determination, the better for both of you.

If a match feels the need to close communication with you, please respect their wishes.

 

Report a Concern

OrientFriendFinder makes it top priority to ensure a safe and secure environment for our members so that you can have the best possible experience on our site.

To help us and the community continue to achieve high standards, we have streamlined the process for members like you to report any suspicious profile you see. Simply click on the “Report a Concern” link which can be found on every Member profile, or contact Customer Care.

 

Here are some examples of when you are encouraged to report a concern about another Member:

  • If a Member sends you offensive emails
  • If a Member requests money from you
  • If a Member tries to sell you merchandise or services
  • If a Member tries to offer you a job or another “unique opportunity,” especially in another country
  • If a Member's profile text or email claims they are not actually in the location their profile states (e.g. they are really in Nigeria)
  • If a Member behaves inappropriately when you two meet offline
  • If a Member violates any other site policy