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Personal Safety
If a person in your life is engaging in physically or emotionally abusive behavior it's important to seek assistance promptly.
Australia 1-800-RESPECT
Canada AWHL (866) 863-0511
Deutschland Big Hotline +49 (0) 30 - 611 03 00
Netherlands Veiligthuis 0800-2000
United Kingdom National Domestic Violence Freephone 0808 2000 247
United States National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE
United States Suicide Crisis Hotline 988 (3 digits only)
Unprotected sexual interactions can put you and those you
care about at risk for sexually transmitted diseases
Alcohol / Intoxication
Never engage in BDSM activities while any person present is intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
BDSM Safety
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Dating Safety
Meeting people for the first time
If you are planning meeting an unfamiliar person for the first time regardless of whether you became acquainted online or by some other means it's important to remain vigilant.
If you decide to meet a person with whom have been speaking online never invite them into your residence. Never invite a stranger into your residence, agree to meet them at their residence or consider meeting them anywhere except for a public venue such as a coffee shop or restaurant.
Online Safety
Protect the privacy of your personal photographs
It's important to be aware that when you send private and potentially compromising photographs to persons whom you've met online you're effectively giving up control of those photographs. We advise all users to carefully consider their privacy needs before sending out private pictures especially to persons of recent acquaintance.
Fake Accounts
If you identify as female and you are approached by a user claiming to be cis (not transgender) lesbian or cis pansexual female it's important to be alert for the possibility that the person who has contacted you may in reality be cis male. Please be especially way of any user claiming to be a lesbian or pansexual female who seems focused on engaging in sexual conversation, who asks you to send intimate photographs to them or who requests that you perform or describe intimate acts. In such circumstances the best thing you can do is to cease communicating with that person.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Requests for Money
Scammers are aware that the persons they intend to victimize will be put off by an immediate request for money. You may therefore find yourself speaking with a person who's desire at first appears to be to get to know you but who, after they have been speaking to you for some period of time, asks you to send them a gift card, make a Western Union transfer to them or send money to them by some other means.
It's important to remain vigilant with people whom you meet online. It takes time to establish a solid foundation of trust with new acquaintances and there are no shortcuts.
If you are new to our community please be aware that legitimate users will never request money or gift cards from you at any time or for any reason. We do our best to keep scammers out of our community but they never stop trying and you may encounter them at one time or another.
You can help to keep scammers out of our community by cautioning
new community members to never send money to other users
The fewer users who send money to scammers the less motivation scammers will have to visit our community.

Common Online Scams
Below are some of the most common scams which you will encounter online. If you encounter a scammer on the Collarspace website please use our reporting system to let us know.
1 - My plane crashed and I need money for the trip home
Variations on this theme form the basis of many common scams. The scammer might for example claim to be a fashion model traveling to your country on a photo shoot in need of financial assistance to return home. In reality, the person lives in the country where they are trying to convince you to send money and they never intend to actually meet with you.
2 - Offers to send you money
This scam has many variations all of which revolve around the basic premise of the scammer offering to send you a cashier's check or other form of currency for a large amount of money with the shared understanding that you will subsequently send a check back to the scammer for smaller amount. These types of scams may involve a mining operation, a foreign bank, a long lost relative, or a host of other variations. The check sent by the scammer, drawn on a foreign bank, is worthless. This scam, known as the Spanish Prisoner Con, has been in use in one form or another since the 1920s.
3 - Requests to be compensated for travel expenses
If you plan on meeting a person who will be traveling to you from a distant location it's best not to send that person money for their travel expenses. Unlike some other scams, these scammers may be completely candid about their gender identity and appearance, show themselves to you on webcam, and converse with you extensively. Nevertheless, once your money is sent they'll disappear, never to be heard from again.
If you wish to reimburse visitors for travel expenses, a safer approach would be to do so upon their arrival. Be particularly wary of any user who asks you to send money to them via Western Union, Cashier's Check, or MoneyGram. Remember, the moment you send money to a stranger may well be the last moment that you see or hear from the stranger or your money again.
4 - Text messages or requests to call an unfamiliar number
This is a relatively new scam in which the scammer, once they have your phone number, will send you a text message asking you to call a specific number. Once you call this number a fee will be charged to your cell phone account. Alternatively, you may be charged a fee for sending a text message or for calling the scammer's foreign telephone number. We recommend that you exercise caution in calling unfamiliar phone numbers received in text messages most especially numbers located in other countries. Typing unfamiliar telephone numbers into a search engine can be helpful in determining if other persons have experienced problems with that number.
5 - Promotion of paid services
Scammers who promote paid services will feign an interest in you and then send you a link to website or a phone number (not necessarily a 900 number) where you may be asked to pay a subscription fee to see the scammer's profile, view them on a webcam, or speak to them on the telephone. In reality these scammers work for the companies in question and are collecting a commission for every person whom they can convince to sign-up for their paid services.
A relatively new tactic to be on the look out for are text messages containing website links. It's important to never click on such links. While you are closing such messages be careful to avoid accidentally clicking on links which have been situated such that it is difficult to avoid accidentally clicking on them as you are closing the message.
6 - Offers to help you find a job
In this scam, the scammer will offer to help you find a job, often a very desirable job, in exchange for financial compensation. This scam has become common on many social and classified ad websites and it's important to be alert for it anywhere on the web if you're seeking employment.
7 - Misleading onsite messages
In this scam you may receive an on-site message announcing what is claimed to be an official contest, verification program, etc. The sender of such messages may utilize official-sounding language and sometimes they will even create logos to convince you that you are reading an announcement originating from the website with the objective of fooling you into sending them money. To avoid being deceived by this type of scam please examine the sender's name in the message list. If the username displayed in the message header is not gold in color the message originated from a user and not from our support staff.
8 - Unrealistic profiles and expectations
If another user describes circumstances or desires which seem implausible
or unrealistic trust your instincts. Things which seem fanciful or made up probably are.
General recommendations to avoid being taken advantage of online:
1) Requests from persons you don't know well to be compensated for travel expenses via cashier's check, Western Union, MoneyGram, Amazon gift certificate or by any other means should be ignored.
2) A good indication that you're dealing with a scammer from another country is that they will have a poor understanding of the local language and geography of your country. For example, you may encounter a user claiming to be from the United States who has an odd way of phrasing their sentences or who lists a location that doesn't make sense such as specifying California as their city and not their state.
3) Scammers will often try to quickly transition your conversation with them off of the website. To this end they will often include their email address in the first message which they send to you. The safest approach is to keep your conversations with unfamiliar users within the onsite messaging system until you have established a solid foundation of trust.
4) Share what you have learned about scams and scammers with the people in your life. Scammers will seek out any social media venue which gives them access to people who are unfamiliar with their tactics. By increasing awareness of the tactics commonly employed by scammers you can reduce the harm which they are able to bring into the lives of others.
5) It's important to never disclose your instant messenger ID, email address, phone number, and most especially your passwords to persons whom you recently met online.
6) Our very best advice: never send money to strangers

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