Many scammers will contact you and ask for a reply to their email address in the initial message. Don't do it. You have access to email and chat here even if you're a free member. Until you're confident that the member you've been contacted by is a real person and who he says he is keep your contact limited to this site to protect your privacy.
To help you determine whether the member you're interacting with is genuine we provide the following resources for you:
- Check the member's profile and see how long he's been a member. If he joined today that may be an indication of problems.
- Read his profile - If he says he's 6' 1" and weights 80 pounds with a 40" waist something is wrong.
- Look for Pig Certifications at the bottom of his profile. If he's been with guys you know or guys like you and they liked him, you may as well.
- Share your Flakes list with your friends on the site and get them to share theirs with you. Add members to your Flakes list when you have a bad experience and check your friends' lists to see if they've had problems with this member in the past.