Online Protocol (updated 15/10/2023)
- Be polite at all times
- If you suspect that someone is not who they say they are, request they become 5050 Verified.
- There is safety in numbers. If you send a group invite you will be meeting with other people in a group.
- Never 'send money' to anyone you've met online. Please let us know via Contact Us if anyone has ever requested you send money.
- Never reveal financial information. Do not give out financial information whatsoever like credit card or bank account details.
- Messaging. Messaging on 5050 is completely anonymous (i.e no one can ever retrieve your personal info like address, email, phone number, etc). The only way someone can know your details is if you give them out! Never give out contact details / personal info on 5050.
- Remember, it's message for message. If someone is not responding to your message, it's because they don't wish to!
- Be suspicious of anyone who keeps making excuses not to meet you. Scammers will never meet you in person.
- Don't give message contact details on the 5050 website to enable messaging off the 5050 website. This makes you vulnerable to scammers, it is also a violation of our t's & c's that you will have agreed to in order to register.
- Don't get a false sense of security that you are protected by this website. You are not! 5050 does not carry out criminal checks on its members. It is up to you to do your own research and make decisions before/after you decide to meet/have met someone or people.
- You can hit the Pause icon which appears on every profile photo. The Pause icon will 'give Pause' or prevent someone from contacting you for a period of time (about two weeks) You can report a member by clicking on the Report Member button.
- You can become 5050 Verified (the 5050 V badge will show on your profile photo when you have a vlog uploaded). You can request that someone else becomes 5050 Verified (5050 V) or contact only members who are.
How We Try To Keep You Safe (in the real world)
1. 5050 was designed with the 5050 Protocol in mind, which is to remain independent so there is no obligation to anyone. (You already agreed to that when you registered).
2. We are all about meeting people from your area so you do not have to travel far.
3. We make it possible for you to send a group invite. There is safety in numbers.
4. We make it possible for you to meet up in a public place (you can select any cafe from the Google map). A public place with people around tends to be safer.
5. It is wise to refrain from drinking alcohol at a first meeting. Alcohol impairs judgement.
6. Trust your instincts.
7. Take your phone and tell someone of your whereabouts.
Remember, the way to stay 'Friends' is to reserve your judgement. No one likes to be judged!