Safety Measurements

Be Cautious

With internet trend buzzing all over the world, even the young men and women have opted internet to search their life partner. Online Matrimony/Match Making websites have opened their doors to welcome them. A lot is being said about online matrimony websites being unsafe, but the fact is that even the real world is not entirely free from fake people. With everybody logging on to the online Matrimony/Match Making sites and registering a profile to find their partner, certain security tips would definitely ensure that your experience here is safe and secure.

Always do a background check of the prospective match

Conduct an end-to-end background check of the person. Try to contact workplace, family, friends, relatives, neighbors or associates of a prospective match to know more about him/her.

Always keep your family informed

Share information about the prospective match with your family. Your family should be aware of the information shared, if any, by you with the prospective match found on matrimonial website.

Give your parents number

While it is quite common for every one of us to provide our basic information and give our own contact number, always remember that it is not advisable to give your own mobile number. Wedding is something which needs to be accepted by our parents. Provide your parents contact number. This would ensure security in many ways.

Involve the family

Always make sure that your login credentials are shared with your parents as well. Even they would keep an eye on your profile in order to avoid any changes in your profile once in a while.

Do not meet them alone

Even after you find the person is genuine online and plan to meet them outside, make sure you are not going to meet them alone. Also, keep your family and friends informed about the meeting.

Ask enough questions

While interacting with anybody through matrimonial website, ask relevant questions to know the person better and detect any inconsistencies on his/ her part.

Do not share personal information

While chatting on Match Making/Matrimonial website, avoid talking to a person, if he/she pressurizes you to reveal your personal information. Always refrain from sharing your personal information such as name, numbers, email ID, address, etc. until you are completely sure and have done a thorough background check.

Never share your sensitive personal photographs

Do not share your sensitive personal pictures while chatting with anybody you have met through matrimonial website. These pictures can be used by the potential fraudster to blackmail you and defraud. These images may be leaked on internet as well.

Never entertain any request for money

Do not transfer funds or offer financial help to the prospective match. The moment someone asks you for money citing some reason or the other, you should become cautious and avoid any further communication with him/her without background checks.

Never trust instantly

Though all the Match Making/Matrimonial sites verify the users there are still ways people may find ways to fool the system. So stay alert and never provide your complete information in the first few instances.

User security filters

With the security filters provided by the online sites, take a control on displaying your private information. Only the basic information like your education, family information and few other details are displayed online.

Be cautious while dealing with NRI profiles

Always be careful while dealing with ‘NRI’ profiles on matrimonial websites. Commit to marriage only after face-to-face meetings, especially the prospective match’s parents/ relatives and validating any documents related to their address and employment abroad.

How to detect fraudsters on matrimonial websites?

If a person is reluctant to come on video chat or to meet in person, he/she can be a fraudster as the profile picture posted on matrimonial website may not be of his/ her.

A fraudster may express his/ her love in just a short span of acquaintance.

Fraudsters will usually call from multiple numbers. He/ She usually don’t give a number to call back. Even if he/ she give a number, they don’t pick up when you call. Later, he/ she calls you back from a new number.

If a person enquires about your financial status at initial stage of interaction.

A Fraudster may not have a social media profile or have few friends on social media.

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