Here's some online dating safety information for Fine10 (or any dating site really). We recommend all users read this just so you can have a worry free and enjoyable experience on our platform. While we always try and get rid of any bad actors on our network as fast as possible, they are in every site on the web and impossible to extinguish fully. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Don't send any money or give out financial information
Avoid sending money, particularly via wire transfer, even if the individual insists they're in a crisis. Wire transfers are akin to sending physical cash - reversing the transaction or tracking the money's destination is virtually impossible. Never divulge details that could be exploited to gain access to your financial accounts. If another user solicits money from you, please notify us at once.
Protect your personal information
Avoid disclosing personal details like your social security number, residential or office address, or specifics about your day-to-day schedule (for instance, your regular Monday visits to a particular gym) to strangers. If you're a parent, be mindful of the information you reveal about your children on your profile and during initial conversations. It's best to refrain from sharing specifics such as your children's names, their schools, or their ages and genders.
Be cautious about long distance or overseas relationships
Be cautious of fraudsters who profess to be from your country but claim to be stranded elsewhere, especially if they seek monetary assistance to get back home. Be suspicious of anyone who refuses to meet face-to-face or engage in a voice/video call, they may not be the person they represent themselves to be. If an individual evades your questions or insists on a serious relationship without first meeting or familiarizing themselves with you - consider this a warning sign.
Protect your account
Ensure you select a robust password, and exercise caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer. Fine10 will never dispatch an email requesting your username and password details - if you receive such an email soliciting account information, please report it at once.
Meeting in Person
Take the necessary time to understand the other person before deciding to meet or chat outside of Fine10. Don't hesitate to ask probing questions to identify any red flags or personal dealbreakers. A call through the Fine10 app, FaceTime, or Skype video call can serve as a valuable pre-screening tool before an in-person meeting.
For the initial few meetings, choose a crowded, public place - never opt for your home, your date's home, or any other secluded location. If your date insists on going to a private place, terminate the date.
Inform a friend or a family member about your plans, including the time and place you'll be. Keep your cell phone fully charged and within your reach at all times.
If you feel uncomfortable at any point during the date, it's perfectly fine to cut it short. In fact, it's recommended. If your intuition signals that something isn't right or you feel threatened, don't hesitate to seek assistance from the bartender or server.
Resources if you have a negative experience
Keep in mind - while these guidelines are helpful, no risk reduction strategy is foolproof. Should you encounter an unfavorable experience, it's important to remember that it's not your fault and support is accessible. Report any incidents to our staff, we can provide you with assitance in contacting the correct authorities for help.