This Internet Safety statement provides information on safe use of the Smoothe Date website. While conforming to the New Jersey Internet Dating Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 56:8-168 et seq.), we have provided this internet safety statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to help our members protect themselves from common online dangers.
Always remember these important tips:
- Anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a dating profile.
- There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you.
- Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in your Internet profile or initial e-mail messages. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.
- If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with another member, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Never agree to be picked up at your home. Always provide your own transportation to and from your date and meet in a public place with many people around.
Real or Fake?
Check to be sure a member of Smoothe Date is who they say they are.
- Verify identities
- Verify known scammers
Sex offender background checks
You may select your own trusted service or utilize this U.S. government website: https://www.nsopw.gov/.
Criminal history background checks
You can also check to see if they have a criminal history at https://www.instantcheckmate.com/.
If you encounter a scammer, simply press the Report User button to the left of their profile, or the Flag Message button in their on-site message and then move their messages into your SPAMBOX folder by pressing the Spam button. If they are repeatedly messaging you, click on the Block User button to the right of their name in the message they sent to you. If the message was sent to your profile or photo comments, just click the delete button to the right of the message. In addition to this, you can inform other members by starting a Smoothe Date blog about it.