The safety of our users is one of our highest priorities at Steady. Consequently, we have put together some guidelines to help make your Steady experience as safe as possible. Please read the tips below to gain a better understanding of things to be mindful of when using Steady:
Beware Scammers and Spammers
There are many warning signs to be aware of that may indicate that you are corresponding with a scammer or spammer, including:
- You are asked for sensitive personal or financial information
- The person asks you to send money
- You are asked for your mailing address in order to send gifts
- The profile for the person disappears and then shows up in search with a different name
- The person asks you to talk or chat separately from the Steady app shortly after initially messaging you
- You are sent messages with links to websites for unknown third parties
Please be diligent in avoiding scammers and spammers. For more advice in this area, please review the guidelines set forth by the FTC.
Never disclose financial information
Keep private all pertinent financial information, including, but not limited to, bank/investment account information, social security number, and credit card numbers. Any and all requests to send money should be disregarded, and any user requesting or promising to send money should be reported to Steady immediately.
Be cautious about sharing personal information
Remember that, when corresponding with individuals on Steady, you may be anonymous for as long as you like. You have complete control over what personal information you share, such as your full name, phone number, email address, and mailing address. Only share personal information about your identity with people whom you feel comfortable with and do not put personal contact information in your Steady profile.
For example, report any user who does any of the following:
- Solicits you for the sale of products/services
- Sends inappropriate, offensive or harassing messages
- Has set up a fraudulent account (e.g., a celebrity profile)
- Requests money, donations, or gifts
- Has a picture that appears to be under the age of 18
- Behaves inappropriately during an in-person meeting
Take Precautions with In-Person Meetings
Please be safe and take due care when meeting someone in-person for the first time. The following are some helpful guidelines to consider:
- Always meet in a public place. Never meet in a remote or private location, and certainly not in or at your home or apartment.
- Stay in control of the transportation you use to get to and from your meeting. Whether it’s your own car, a friend’s car, a taxi, or public transportation, you should have complete control of your transportation to and from the meeting. If the person you are meeting offers to pick you up, politely decline. Never ride with a person you do not know or trust, especially when meeting for the first time.
- Feel comfortable with a person’s background/details before meeting. Chat with the person to get a sense of their authenticity before meeting them or sharing your own personal information. Steady does not perform background checks, criminal or otherwise, on our users and does not otherwise independently verify information on user profiles. Therefore, it is your responsibility to perform due diligence on the person you are meeting and to be sensible and cautious in that regard.
- Let a friend or family member know about your plans to meet. It is always safer to have a trusted confidante look out for you when meeting someone for the first time, so tell a friend or family member the name of the person you are meeting, where your meeting will take place, and when you plan on returning home. Have your trusted confidante check in with you to ensure you are safe. Always have your phone on your person in case you need to contact your friend or family member.
Thank you for taking the time to read and follow these Safety Tips. They will help keep your experience on Steady fun and safe. Now, go meet someone!