Opportunity is a professional matchmaking network. With over than 1 billion matches made to date our community is constantly growing (currently 2M members worldwide). Opportunity places user safety at the top of its priority list. We understand that meeting someone for the first time whether online, through an acquaintance or on an outing is intriguing and exciting. However, your safety is very important, and because you are in control of your Opportunity experience, there are certain safety steps that you should follow both online and offline. We ask you to read the tips and information below, and strongly urge you to follow these guidelines in the interest of your personal safety and well-being. Note: these guidelines are not intended to be a substitute for your own judgment.
Protect Your Finances & Never Send Money or Financial Information
Never respond to any request to send money, especially overseas or via wire transfer, and report it to us immediately.
Protect Your Personal Information
Never give personal information, such as: your social security number, credit card number or bank information, or your work or home address to people you don’t know or haven’t met in person.
Note: Opportunity will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any such communication should be reported immediately.
Delete and report suspicious users. You can delete and report concerns about any suspicious user anonymously at any time on Opportunity by labeling the user ‘Deleted’ or ‘Report’. When Reporting, let us know more about the issue that is causing concern. We will review and more than likely ‘Ban’ the user from our network. Keep conversations within the platform. Bad actors will try to move the conversation to text, personal email or phone conversations.
Report All Suspicious Behavior
- Asking you for money or donations
- Minors using the platform
- Users sending harassing or offensive messages
- Users behaving inappropriately after meeting in person
- Fraudulent registration or profiles
- Spam or solicitation, such as invitations to call 1-900 numbers or attempts to sell products or services
Always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you stay safe:
1. Become Familiar With the Person
Keep your communications limited to the platform and really get to know users online/using the app before meeting them in person. It’s up to you to research and do your due diligence.
2. Meetings Should Be In Public
Meet for the first time in a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location, and never at your home or apartment.
3. Make Others Aware of Your Plans
Inform a colleague or family member of your plans to meet someone offline. Make sure you have your mobile phone charged and with you at all times.
4. Transport Yourself to and from the Meeting
Be independent and in control of your own transportation.
5. Stay Sober
Consumption of alcohol and/or other drugs can impair your judgment and potentially put you in danger. It’s important to keep a clear mind and avoid anything that might place you at risk. Be aware that bad actors might try to take advantage of you by altering your beverage(s) with synthetic substances.
Health (Opportunity Dating Users)
Opportunity welcomes everyone and empowers our community of users to create and cultivate relationships. An important aspect of any healthy relationship though – whether formed on Opportunity or otherwise – is ensuring proper sexual health and safety. And as a member of the Opportunity community it is your responsibility to make sure you do the following, if you choose to engage in sexual activity.
You and your partner should use proper protection.
Be Open and Honest
It is completely reasonable to have a conversation with your partner regarding sexual contact before it happens.
Know Your Status
Know your status. Regular testing is critical to staying on top of your health and helping prevent the spread of STD’s.
For Further Help, Support or Advice
In the case that something has happened, immediately call 911. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence or sexual violence, recent act of violence or sexual violence or if your health or someone else’s is in danger. If something has happened and you’re in need of help, support or advice pertaining to physical or sexual assault, please call the below 24hr hotlines.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE | www.rainn.org
1-800-230-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 | www.thehotline.org