“let’s raise money for my favorite charity… DATE for a CAUSE
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
-e. e. Cummings
Bidders submit their bids directly to Frontstream payments.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY, SAFETY AND SECURITY.
At CharityDateAuction.org, we take your privacy, safety, and security very seriously. We work very hard to protect you, and others on the site. Please report any suspicious activity, date auction or member to us immediately. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Beware of scammers. Look for odd behavior or inconsistencies in their profiles, conversations, and actions. Even though we limit communication between members until the date auctioneer accepts their date’s bid, we encourage you to be aware of the following red flags for anyone who:
- Quickly asks to talk or chat on an outside email or messaging service.
- Sends you emails with illegal advertisements.
- Claims to be from U.S. but is currently travelling, living, working abroad, or is away from their homes for long periods of time.
- Members who live in a country different from that listed in their profiles.
- Any member describing themselves as God fearing, real, honest, sincere, loving, genuine, who talks about destiny or fate, claims to be recently widowed, or uses a very emotional and/or sad hard luck tale to gain your sympathy and affection .
- Asks you for money.
- Vanishes mysteriously from the site, and then reappears under a different name.
- Asks for your address under the guise of sending you gifts, or offers you something that sounds too good to be true.
- Makes an inordinate amount of grammar and/or spelling errors.
- Redirects you to other websites asking for payments or credit card/banking details.
CHOOSE YOUR ONLINE NAME & HEADING CAREFULLY
Leave any personal contact information out of your profile or username. Use discretion when choosing your profile name or headlines, as they may invite unwanted sexual innuendo, sexual references, and an onslaught of advances.
BE CAREFUL ABOUT SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Never give out your full name, home address, telephone number or any other sensitive personal information unless you know who you’re dealing with, and have developed a trusting relationship. This website uses an anonymous email, instant messenger and video chat system. None of your personal information is made available to other members, and remains anonymous until you are ready to share it. Use extra caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer, so that others are unable to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, disable the auto sign-in feature to your account, and clear all saved passwords.
PROTECT YOUR FINANCES
Ignore any request to send/wire money, and report it to us immediately – even if the person claims to be from a charity, or in an emergency situation. Never give financial information (such as you social security number, credit card number or bank information) to people you don’t know or you haven’t met in person. Remember the proceeds of all date auctions go directly to Frontstream Payments, and not to your date.
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS OR RELATIVES DURING YOUR DATE
Tell a friend where you are going, how you are getting there, when you are expected to arrive, and when you are expected home. Update your closest friends and family at regular intervals about where you are throughout the night.
Arrange your own travel and accommodations. Drive yourself to, and from the first date, or take a taxi. Just in case things don’t work out, you need to be in control of your own rides. Never arrange for your date to pick you up at home. When the date is over, leave on your own.
ALWAYS MEET IN PUBLIC
Meet for the first time in a busy, populated, well-lit public location, at a time when there will be plenty of people around – never in a private or remote location, and never at your date’s home or apartment. Public areas such as restaurants, bars, and lounges are perfect locations for a first date. While private excursions can set the mood, they are not ideal for a first encounter. You can’t judge a book by its cover—in the same regard, you can’t judge a date by his profile. The only way to truly measure compatibility is in-person.
Drink responsibly, and keep your wits about you. Keep a clear mind, and avoid doing anything that would impair your judgment, or cause you to make a decision you would regret. If you plan to have a drink, keep your drink with you at all times so it cannot be tampered with. If you feel uncomfortable at any point make sure you have a back up plan.
Trust Your Instincts!! If at any point you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, walk away for your own safety and protection, even though your date has contributed to your favorite charity. Watch out for anyone who seems too good to be true; they may be misrepresenting themselves. You can block, and report concerns about any suspicious users anonymously.
For more information about online dating scams, and how to best ensure your safety, please click here.
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