Staying Safe

Our mission is to create real friendships between likeminded people. By inspiring & empowering our community to host a local experience or activity to share with the world!

Safety

The safety of all users is extremely important to the team at Friendin. To help you along the way.. please take a few minutes to read through our top tips to staying safe while using Friendin

Keep your financial information private

Ignore any request to send money – even if the person claims to be in an emergency – and report it to us immediately. Never give out financial information such as your credit card number or bank information, etc.

 

Keep your personal information

You are in control of your Friendin experience at all times – remain anonymous until you feel ready. Be careful about sharing personal information, such as your full name, phone number, email and address. Protect your identity until you are comfortable enough with someone to share it. Also, leave any personal contact information out of your Friendin profile and always make any sale transactions through the Friendin platform only as this helps with better tracking of  Spam/Scammers There are red flags to watch out for that may indicate you’re dealing with a scammer. Be aware of anyone who:

 

  • Sends you messages containing links to third-party websites
  • Quickly asks to talk or chat outside of Friendin
  • Asks you for money (all transactions should be made through the platform)
  • Asks for your address under the guise of sending flowers or gifts – never give users your address, all sale transactions should be made directly through the platform for your safety. You should only give the provider of the experience or product your delivery address or email address.

 

Report suspicious users. Please report anyone who violates our terms of use. Examples of terms of use violations include:

 

  • Asking for donations
  • Anyone that looks like they could be under the age of 16
  • Users sending harassing or offensive messages
  • Users behaving inappropriately after meeting in person
  • Fraudulent profiles
  • Spam or solicitation, such as attempts to sell products or services

 

Friendin allows every user to simply donate a proportion of their earnings to make a positive difference, it is not compulsory it is simply to encourage and promote positive change.

Meeting In Person

First meetings are exciting, but always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you stay safe:

 

Get to know the other person before meeting them offline

Get to know someone through chat before disclosing personal information or meeting in person. We do not conduct criminal background checks on our users, so it’s up to you to do your own research and remain cautious.

 

Always meet in public

Always let a friend know that your meeting someone. Meet for the first time in a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location, and never at your home or apartment.

 

Tell a friend Inform a friend or family member of your plans.

Tell them who you are meeting, where you are going and when you will return. Bring your phone with you.

 

Drive yourself to and from the first meeting

Be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi. Securing your own ride is important. Even if the person you are meeting volunteers to pick you up, do not get into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s the first meeting.

 

Stay safe when purchasing through the shop.

Always ask for certification if it is not provided and read reviews. Connect & Chat with providers to ensure that you are on the same page on what you are receiving in exchange for the cost of the experience, activity or product. We do not take any responsibility of the purchase or provider, the transaction is between then provider and the user and the Friendin Application is only a platform that provides the connection.

 

Safety of an experience or activity.

If you arrive for an experience or activity and feel like it is not up to the standard that you believe is right then first please try and discuss and resolved your concerns with the provider and if it can not be resolved between the two parties please notify the Friendin team.