Safety Tips for Online and Offline Communications
As a popular matrimonial site, we understand the importance of privacy and safety of the personal information that a person enters in their profile. So, Professional Matrimony provides privacy option to the customers so that they can hide their personal information like residential address, mobile numbers, pictures, email address etc.
Other than our privacy features, every individual should take some precautions on their level to avoid any issues in the future. Some Do’s and Don’ts for communicating online or meeting in person are:
While you are communication through website or emails:
- The website gives you the option of staying anonymous until and unless you trust a person completely. This will protect your personal data from any misuse.
- Stay away from people who ask for personal information in the beginning of the communication. Along with our privacy features, it is your own responsibility too that you take all the steps required to protect your data.
- There are options in your phones and services provided by your phone number provider with which you can hide your caller id completely.
- When you ask for a person’s phone number and you find something fishy with the area code, check properly and only then make a call.
- You can request for photographs of a person to make sure that the person is genuine. If a person is ready to give you multiple photos in different styles and locations, the person is most probably a genuine person.
- You can ask for a friend’s advice if you think you are not able to decide if the relationship should move forward.
- Ask as many questions as you can to find out about the person.this will let you know if the person is telling you the truth or not. Any inconsistency in their answers will prove that they are lying.
- Do not give any of your personal information like address, email address, mobile numbers etc to someone in the initial stage of communication, no matter how close you feel to the person. Take time to make such critical decisions.
- Some people use signatures in their emails. Do not use such emails that reveal any information related to you. Prefer using email address that you do not use officially.
While you are going to meet a someone in person:
- When you have decided to meet someone for the first time, you can ask a friend of yours to tag along.
- If you are not taking anyone with you, you can leave as much information as you have to someone close to you like your family members, friends etc.
- Make sure that you make your transportation arrangements yourself.
- Before making a decision to meet in person, make sure that you know enough about the person and the details provided by him/her are true. You also have the option to cancel a meeting if you feel it won’t be safe.
- Choose a public place for the first meeting for your safety.
- If anyone asks for money, do not give them. You can contact us and complaint about such an incident.
- To protect your address, do not ask the person to pick you up or drop you at your home or nearby.
- Do not meet anyone who doesn’t provide you correct information about them.
- When you ask questions to a person, check for inconsistency. People who keep changing their answers and do not answer your questions