Protecting Your Privacy and Avoiding Scams
The internet is full of hucksters and scam artists trying any method they can dream up to trick you, get your private data, hack your computer, and separate you from your money.
People looking for connections online are a prime target. Here are some ways to avoid becoming one yourself.
Have a lengthy conversation with somebody on Whappz before revealing any private information. Talk in detail about your likes and dislikes and press the other person to do the same. Typically scammers looking for targets are not willing or able to hold conversations that go on at length, and they’ll stop responding. Only when you get the sense that the person on the other end is genuinely interested in spanking play with you should you consider making plans to meet or unlocking your private photos.
Take note of new accounts. Scammers are frequently making new accounts to find targets because they get banned when they’re detected. Be wary of new users and take extra time to chat with them to determine if they’re legitimate. Be polite, of course. We want to be friendly to new users and welcome them into the spanking community! But do nevertheless be wary until having a few conversations with them.
Has the account been verified? Whappz has a verification system that can help you determine if other people on the app have met the people you’re talking to. Look for a checkmark on the bottom left corner of a profile image. A clear checkmark means they’ve provided a phone number to Whappz as an extra layer of proof of who they are. A white checkmark means that at least one other Whappz user has verified meeting the person in the profile. A yellow checkmark means that at least five other Whappz users have verified meeting the person in the profile. If there is no checkmark, nobody has verified them.
Don’t give out email addresses or phone numbers too quickly. When somebody within a few minutes of conversation is trying to get your email address or phone number, that’s a big red flag. By harvesting this information, scammers can then attempt to inundate you with email and text message spam with dangerous links that can infect your communication devices with viruses. The great thing about Whappz is that you can arrange and meet in person with the help of Whappz, and then once you’ve determined that your play partner is a real person, then you can share contact info.
Don’t click on links or go to URL addresses sent from strangers. Scammers will attempt to link you to sites with malware on them that will infect your phone or computer with viruses. The viruses can be used to interfere with your system unless you pay a ransom or give them access to data that can be used to access your bank accounts or finances.
Don’t send gift cards or money to people you don’t know. Scammers will pretend to be interested in their targets to earn their affections and then request gifts, sometimes promising they’ll use the money to come visit you. Don’t fall for it.
Be wary of requests to use other apps or sites to communicate. Whappz bans scammers and deletes their profiles when they’re detected. A scammer may try to lure you into another communication tool so that they can keep trying to string you along when their account is inevitably deleted.
Report scammers and fake profiles. Each profile page has the option to block them or report them to Whappz if you believe they’re engaging in spam or trying to trick you. Whappz takes these reports seriously and looks over the reported accounts to see if they’re trying to take advantage of users. If so, they are banned from the app and their accounts are deleted.