The safety of our users is extremely important to us. There are steps that everyone can follow to ensure their safety while using Pitch. If you feel at anytime that your safety is in jeopardy please flag the incident and contact the appropriate authorities. Please take a few minutes to read these tips.
Ignore any request to send money – even if the person claims to be in an emergency – and report it to us immediately. Never ever give out financial information such as you social security number, credit card number or bank information.
Know that you are in control of your Pitch experience at all times – be anonymous until you feel ready. Be careful about sharing personal information, such as your full name, phone number, email and/or address. Protect your identity until you are comfortable enough with someone to share it. Leave any personal contact information out of your Pitch profile.
Pitch will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any such communication should be reported immediately.
Here are the red flags to watch out for that may indicate you're dealing with a scammer. Be aware of anyone who:
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's advice to avoid online scams is available
First meetings can be exciting, but always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you stay safe:
Get to know someone through chat before disclosing personal information or meeting in person. We don't conduct criminal background checks on our users, so it’s up to you to do your own research and remain cautious.
Meet for the first time in a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location, and never at your home or apartment.
Tell them who you are meeting, where you are going and when you will return. Bring your phone with you.
Be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi. Securing your own ride is important. Even if the person you're meeting volunteers to pick you up, do not get into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s the first meeting.
Unfortunately GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and Rohypnol or “date rape” drugs are too common in the dating scene. Don’t accept a drink unless you open it yourself or see it being prepared. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended at any time.
Just in case.
It doesn’t hurt to bring at least one other friend. A double date can be just as fun.
Following these guidelines will help keep Pitch safe and enjoyable. Please know that by using Pitch you agreed to the Terms and Conditions and that Pitch is not in any way responsible for any harm or damage you may experience even if you follow these safety tips.