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Never share your personal information.

Until you get to know someone well, don’t disclose your home address or where you work. Don’t give them your social security number or password to any of your accounts.  If you have children, don’t share their names or ages or where they go to school. Don’t share details about your day-to-day routine.  uplatypus will never send you an email asking for your account name or password.

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Protect your financial accounts.

Don’t send money to someone you don’t know well, and don’t disclose where you bank or what kind of credit accounts you have.  Someone might say that they have an urgent need for funds. Report any interactions you have with people who ask you for money or for any of your personal financial information.

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Keep conversations on the uplatypus platform.

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Don't be in a rush to meet someone
in person.

Take the time you need to get to know someone you meet through a uplatypus connection.  Be suspicious of anyone who pushes right away for an in-person meeting or asks to contact you on your personal cellphone or send an email to your personal account.

Your Safety Matters!

Meeting new people is very exciting and our platform was established to help you connect with others who are seeking quality relationships and meaningful connections.

UPLATYPUS DOES NOT PERFORM BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ANY OF ITS USERS. ALL USERS SHOULD ACT IN A WAY TO ENSURE THEIR SAFETY WHEN MEETING AND INTERACTING WITH OTHERS ON OR OFF THE PLATFORM.

You should always take precautions when getting to know someone and meeting for the first time. Here are a just a few tips we want you to consider to help make your uplatypus experience a safe one:

When you are ready to meet in person, consider these tips:

Meet in a public space.

Report any abusive or offensive behavior.

All Uplatypus users have the ability to block and completely eliminate any chats you have with someone who you feel is not right for you.  If you encounter negative interactions, use offensive language, or conduct themselves in an inappropriate way, if they solicited you or tried to sell you goods or services, please report these abuses of our platform immediately. 

Let friends and family know your plans -

Tell them when and where you are going, who you are meeting, and make sure your cellphone is fully charged.

End the date if you feel uncomfortable or pressured in any way.

If you are at a restaurant or some other public space where others are around you, don’t be afraid to let people know what’s going on and ask someone for help if you need it.

Make plans for your own transportation.

Whether you are driving yourself or using a rideshare app, don’t get in a car with someone who are you just meeting for the time.  Don’t rely on that person for your transportation needs until you get to know them well.​

Don't leave food, drinks or your personal items unattended.

Always keep your cellphone, backpack or purse with you at all times.​

IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR SAFETY IS EVER COMPROMISED OR THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A CRIME, REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES!