At Realtingle, the safety and security of our members is of utmost importance. We recommend that members follow a few basic guidelines while dating—online and offline.
Be Aware Of FraudDon’t ever send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer. Don’t wire money to strangers for any reason. NEVER share your personal or financial information with strangers online or offline. Don’t give out your credit card number or bank info. Don’t share your personal info, such as SSN, address, phone number, etc. There are certain red flags to watch for that may indicate you’re dealing with a scammer. Be aware of anyone who…
- Quickly asks to talk or chat on an outside email or messaging service
- Vanishes mysteriously from the site, then reappears under a different name
- Claims to be recently widowed
- Asks for your address for a variety of reasons
- Makes an excessive amount of grammar and/or spelling errors
- Claims to be from U.S. but currently traveling, living or working abroad
- Asks you for money
At Realtingle we care very much about our community and invest in fraud detection systems for your protection. However, even with these measures, we also need your help! Report any suspicious activity or behavior to us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Useful TipsIt is of utmost importance to act with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you. If you feel unsafe or threatened, cease communication and report any misbehavior immediately to info@Realtingle.com. Guard your identity. Don’t share personal phone numbers, email address, home address, place of work or any other identifying information while messaging until you have established a reasonable level of trust with the other party. Do not post personal contact information in your profile or username. Protect your online access information. Use caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. Get to know the other person online before meeting them offline. If you would like more information about someone, we recommend using the internet and government resources available to everyone.
Report abusive users. Report any member who behaves or treats you in an abusive way to Realtingle immediately at email@example.com. Stop communicating with and report immediately anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information. Your involvement will help keep the community fun, safe and enjoyable.
- Minors using the service
- Members sending harassing or offensive messages
- Members asking you for money or donations
- Fraudulent registration or profiles
- Spam or solicitation, such as invitations to call 1-900 numbers or attempts to sell products or services
Safety Tips for Meeting Offline
Always take precautions and use the following guidelines when meeting in person:
- Always meet in public, in a populated, public location—never in a private or remote location.
- Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you’re going.
- Stay sober and do not do anything that would impair your judgment
- Drive yourself to and from the first meeting. Just in case things don’t work out, you need to be in control of your own ride—even if you take a taxi.
- Don’t leave personal items unattended. You don’t want to risk having personal information stolen. If you’re drinking, keep your drink with you at all times so it can’t be tampered with.
- Stay in a public place. It is best not to go back to your date’s home or bring them back to yours on the first date. If your date pressures you, end the date and leave at once.
Long Distance Meetings—Safety Suggestions
Long distance meetings pose special safety concerns to take into account. Consider these tips:
- Remember to keep your family and friends posted. Tell someone who you are meeting, where you are going and when you will return.
- Stay in a hotel. If you can’t afford a hotel, don’t go. DO NOT stay in the other person’s home.
- Keep your hotel location confidential. The person you’re meeting should respect your privacy until you know each other.
- Use a taxi or rental car to get to and from the airport. Even if the person you’re meeting volunteers to pick you up from the airport, do not get into a personal vehicle with someone you’ve never met.