Online Dating Safety & Security Tips
To help protect you from falling victim to fraudulent activity, we believe it is important that you know what to look for and what to do if you suspect you are dealing with a scammer.
The same rules must apply to meeting people online, as meeting people offline. Trust your instincts, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is, and never get financially involved. So we invite you to take 5 minutes to explore our safe dating section, and familiarise yourself with some common warning signs, and what to do if you see anything suspicious.
Keep your personal info private
Don't rush! Only swap your personal details when you feel ready to. Black White Dating site will offer you a safe mailing system so that you don't have to swap personal email addresses or phone numbers until you are ready. Keep your correspondence within their systems until you feel comfortable to share your personal email address. Be suspicious if someone immediately wants to take the conversation off the site.
If you do decide to share any contact details, we suggest you use Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail or another free email service provider. We suggest you don't share your work email address or your surname, as it makes it easy for someone to find out more about you via Facebook or possibly through your place of work.
Meet when you are ready
Remember, you're never obliged to meet anyone so don't feel pressured, regardless of how much communication you've had online. Ask questions via email and take all the time you need to become comfortable with someone before giving them your contact info. There's no need to jump straight from online to a face-to-face meeting. It's a good idea to also have a chat on the phone before you meet. We suggest you stick to calling mobiles rather than swapping home or work numbers first.
Choose a safe place for your first date
Trust your instincts
If it's too good to be true - it probably is! And if you feel uneasy about someone, online or offline, there's probably a good reason. Don't tell yourself you're being anxious.
Don't get financially involved
Play it safe when it comes to money. Never send money or offer financial assistance to someone you're just getting to know - even if they claim it's an emergency or they'll pay you back.