Safety Tips

EXTRA SAFETY TIPS

 

Meeting new people while conducting business is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with a member you never worked before. Use your best judgment and put your safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are things you can do to help you stay safe during your Nafrini Selection experience.

Online Safety

  • Never Send Money or Share Financial Information

    Never send money, especially over wire transfer, even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Wiring money is like sending cash — it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace where the money went. Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts. If another user asks you for money, report it to us immediately.

    For tips on avoiding any type of scams, check out some advice from the U.S Federal Trade Commission on the FTC website.

  • Protect Your Personal Information

    Never share personal information, such as your social security number, details about your daily routine (e.g., that you go to a certain gym every Monday) with people you never worked before or leave your home address and phone number as default. If you are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile and in early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders.

  • Stay on the Platform

    Keep your conversations and financial transactions on the Nafrini Selection platform while you interact or conduct business with a member. Because exchanges on Nafrini Selection are subject to our Safe Message Filters and established security procedures. Members with bad intentions often try to con you to use other types of payments so they can benefit more or move the conversation to text, messaging apps, email, or phone right away.

  • Safe Message Filters

    Keeping you safe is and will always be a top priority. We use automated tools to scan interactions like messages solely for indications of harmful or illegal behavior.

    Our trained agents may review interactions that are flagged by our automated tools or in response to a user report. We may use these examples to train our technology to improve our ability to find and remove similar content.

  • Be Wary of Members Who Do Not Have Enough Information

    Nafrini Selection recommends its members to fill out all fields on both its forms (The Main Information & More Details Forms) in order to have enough information for better judgement. Watch out for members who do not have content such as pictures and videos on their profile. If someone is avoiding your questions or pushing for a deal without giving you any visual contents such as pictures or videos of their work — that’s a red flag.

  • Report All Suspicious and Offensive Behavior

    Nafrini Selection do not condone any type of sexual harassment and prostitution. We are not a dating site nor a community that allow adult gigs. Any member who offers or accept a job where individuals have to engage in any acts of a sexual nature will result in our team taking action to terminate their account.  You know when someone’s crossed the line and when they do, we want to know about it. Block and report anyone that violates our terms. Here are some examples of violations:

    • Requests for money or donations
    • Underage users
    • Harassment, threats, and offensive messages
    • Inappropriate or harmful behavior during or after meeting in person
    • Fraudulent profiles
    • Any type of sexual favors

    You can report any concerns about suspicious behavior from any profile page or messaging window or here. You can message our profile for faster reply. For more information, check out our Community Guidelines.

  • Protect Your Account

    Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. Nafrini Selection will never send you an email asking for your username and password information — if you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.

Meeting in Person

  • Don’t Be In A Rush

    Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet and work together. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to screen for any red flags or personal dealbreakers. Check the member’s profile to know more about them and search their name on the search bar, you may find more information from other members in the tearoom, circles or blog. Ratings can be another option to help you make a better decision. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool before meeting.

  • Meet in Public and business locations

    Always meet in a populated, public place or places like photography/videography studios, Airbnb’s, or other locations with employees— never at your home, the member’s home, or any other private location. If a member pressures you to go to a private location, end the deal and contact us immediately.

  • Tell Friends and Family About Your Plans

    Tell a friend or family member of your plans, including when and where you’re going. Have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.

  • Be in Control of Your Transportation

    We want you to be in control of how you get to and from the agreed location so that you can leave whenever you want. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.

  • Know Your Limits

    Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically — they can impair your judgment and your alertness. If a member tries to pressure you to use drugs or drink more than you’re comfortable with, hold your ground, end the deal and contact us immediately.

  • Don’t Leave Drinks or Personal Items Unattended

    Know where your drink comes from and know where it is at all times — only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or server. Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Also, keep your phone, purse, wallet, and anything containing personal information on you at all times.

  • If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave

    It’s okay to end the deal early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. And if your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask someone around you for help.

Resources for Help, Support, or Advice

Remember — even if you follow these tips, no method of risk reduction is perfect. If you have a negative experience, please know that it is not your fault and help is available. Report any incidents here and consider reaching out to one of the resources below. If you feel you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 (U.S. or Canada) or your local law enforcement agency.

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | online.rainn.org | www.rainn.org

Planned Parenthood

1-800-230-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 | www.thehotline.org

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-373-7888 or text 233733 | www.humantraffickinghotline.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

1-877-739-3895 | www.nsvrc.org

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) | www.cybertipline.com

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

1-844-878-2274 | www.cybercivilrights.org

VictimConnect – Crime Victim Resource Center

1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) | www.victimconnect.org

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center

www.ic3.gov

Trans Lifeline

1-877-565-8860 (US) or 1-877-330-6366 (CA) | www.translifeline.org