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For Your Safety
On WorldFriends 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.
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.
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.
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
WorldFriends 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: