Online Saftey

Online Safety    

This page consists of information to guide you while you are online for any site.  If you are successful to meet new friends and dating partners we remind you there is much more information available to guide you while you are offline on a real life date.  Offline dating guidelines are available throughout the internet and if you need help to find some of those sites please let us know.   

LatinConexiones is committed to help you have safe, enjoyable, comfortable and successful experiences on our site.  Safety is one of our highest priorities and we will continue to help you protect your personal information, your personal well-being and help you to have safe and trouble-free experiences.  We stress that your safety is your responsibility and you are in control of protecting yourself but we offer the following recommendations to help.  We will continue to add resources and sites that have additional safety tips for you to follow as you build your new friendships.

 

Just as in offline dating most people have good intentions and are also safe people but we must always be cautious and wary of those who have less than honorable intentions.  During online dating it is easier to meet many more people and become excited about the opportunities.  Remember, that while we strive to protect your interests it is not possible to ensure 100% that all members have your safe interests in mind.

Registering On The Site

From the moment you click the join button to enter our site you must remind yourself you will be sharing information with hundreds, or thousands, of strangers.  Just as in real life you wouldn’t immediately share everything about yourself to a real-life stranger.  It will take some time and numerous messages and conversations before you will begin to know who is sitting on the other side of the screen.  Start slowly and build your profile wisely.  LatinConexiones has deliberately built the member’s pages to require minimal information and help you keep your exposure limited.  

Select an anonymous username that does not include your real name and you haven’t used it anyplace else.  Likewise, select a unique password for LatinConexiones that you have not used anywhere else.  When you enroll on our site set up a new email account that will be used only for any new correspondence generated from your online dating activity.  Then you will be able to easily keep track of all online dating communication.  Do not include your real name in your new email address.  Please remember LatinConexiones will never send you an email asking you for your email address, username or password.  

Building Your Profile

Use photos that have been taken only for use on LatinConexiones and not anywhere else.  Use a separate set of images and selfies or photos.  Remember if you use photos that you have used elsewhere online it is possible to run a Google Image Search and another person can discover everywhere that you have appeared on the internet.  Be certain the photos do not contain any identifying characteristics that could reveal your location.  LatinConexiones has deliberately excluded geo-tracking features to help protect your safety and privacy.  More information is available about photos on our Posting Photos page.

Do not disclose your identity, phone number or personal contact information until you are absolutely comfortable doing so.  And then, still be very careful.  Keep all of your communication and messages on the LatinConexiones site until you are absolutely certain you want to move them.  We ask for your country and city but that is all the information you need to share about your location.  There is no need to be more specific.  

Meeting Other Members

Okay, you met someone!  Now you are excited and your emotions are running high.  Maintain your common sense.  Settle so you can continue to trust your instincts and remember to be cautious.  You still do not know enough about the new person you have met.   Everything you have learned is being shared with you by someone who is behind a computer screen.  You need to be settled so if something feels bad, or wrong, you can recognize that it probably is.  In the excitement and fun and emotion of meeting someone who may be that person it is easy to let the guard down and forget the natural self-protection.

Do some background checks.  Most people now live a good part of their lives online so you very well may be able to verify a person’s identity by looking them up on social media.  Check social media, do a google search or a google images search.  It’s okay to act like a detective.  You can run a background check but remember if a person has done bad online behavior but has never been caught a background check is not the final answer.    Remember it’s your safety that is at risk.

Remain Cautious

Do not trust any communication that specifically suggests to get off our site and go directly to communication on private emails or to call on a private phone number.  Please know that a characteristic of a person with bad intentions is the encouragement of you to move your communication off our site as quickly as possible.   Our site is being constructed so that everything you need to do to travel deep into a new relationship can be done on the site.  

Keep your antennae alert for unusual requests for money, requests for off-color photos, abusive or offensive language, questionable solicitations or intrusive questioning.  You are in charge of what you are willing to accept in a relationship.  Block and report suspicious users or anyone who violates our terms of use.

If you want additional photos of your new interest ask for photos that show him, or her, in a variety of situations with other people and at different times of their life.  Ask a lot of questions when communicating.  You should be looking for consistency; a string of integrity.  Ask a question and later ask the question again in a different way and a different conversation.  You are looking for consistency and honesty.

Video chat your new interest.  Video Chat is an upcoming feature on LatinConexiones and will enable users to easily see their new interest in an almost face-to-face setting.  Video Chat is a great way to see if the person is who he or she says and let your antennae and instincts do their job.

You are in control of your online safety.  Do not let anyone take away that control.  If you do not feel comfortable and suspect fraudulent behavior immediately report to LatinConexiones.

For additional information about Safety please see the following sites:

www.efraudprevention.net

www.safety.com

www.onlinedatingsafetytips.com

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