It’s important to keep a clear mind and avoid anything that might place you at risk.
Be aware that bad actors might try to take advantage of you by altering your beverage(s) with synthetic substances.
However, you are always the best judge of your own safety, and these guidelines are not intended to be a substitute for your own judgment.
Finance: Protect Your Finances & Never Send Money or Financial Information Never respond to any request to send money, especially overseas or by wire transfer, and report it to us immediately – even if the person claims to be in an emergency.
And as an essential member of the Match community it is your responsibility to make sure you do the following, if you choose to engage in sexual activity.
Protect Yourself You and your partner should use proper protection.
Wiring money is like sending cash: the sender has no protections against loss and it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money.
For more information, click on the video below to the U. Federal Trade Commission's advice to avoid online romance scams, also available here: https://onguardonline.gov/articles/0004-online-dating-scams.
Any such communications should be reported immediately. You can block and report concerns about any suspicious user anonymously from any profile page, email or messaging window. Bad actors will try to move the conversation to text, personal email or phone conversations.
Vaccinate The risk of contracting some STI’s can be reduced through vaccination. Regular testing is critical to staying on top of your health and helping prevent the spread of STI’s After testing, always ask for a copy of your test results so you are sure of your status.