Security Tips

Mohabba aims to provide you with a safe & secure environment in which you search and find your life partner. All profiles are screened for irrelevant and/or inappropriate content. However, in ensuring your safety & privacy, we’re limited to actions that are within our control. Therefore, it is necessary for you to exercise some simple precautions for your privacy & for a safe and secure experience.

Here are some simple guidelines YOU can follow to protect yourself and your privacy.

1.  Protect your identity
The Site has been designed to ensure that your identity be protected until YOU decide to reveal it. You are in control of your online experience at all times. You can remain completely anonymous until YOU choose not to. You should not include your personal contact information like name, email address, home address, telephone numbers, place of work or any other identifying information in your initial messages. At some stage you will need to provide some personal contact details to a prospective partner. However you should not do this until you feel like that you can trust the other person. It’s okay to take your time.
2.  Use emails initially and take your time before sharing your contact details
You are strongly advised to set up a separate email account for communicating and to use this as the primary medium for initial communication. You should also avoid using an e-mail account that is associated with your place of work. Signature lines which you have set up that appear at the bottom of your e-mails should be disabled. You should always be on your guard and looking for odd behaviour or inconsistencies. Seek support from family and friend. Get them to read the emails you receive – an unbiased observer can spot warning signs you missed. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.
3.  Exchanging photo’s
Mohabba asks all members to upload a photo of themselves, however members are at liberty to keep this private for as long as they feel comfortable. Notwithstanding this, once you have establish some basic compatibility over e-mail there really isn’t any reason why someone shouldn’t allow you to access the photo’s they have uploaded of themselves on our Site. If all you hear are excuses about why you can’t see a photo, consider that he or she has something to hide.
4.  Phone Communication
You should consider your security at all times and do not reveal your personal phone number to a stranger. Rather, buy or use a spare pre paid mobile phone number. You can also use telephone blocking techniques to prevent your phone number from appearing in Caller ID. You should only provide your number after you feel completely comfortable and have some background information on the other person.
5.  Meet when YOU are ready
Our Site introduces you to other Muslims and allows you to gather information about them in the completest online way possible. You never are obligated to meet anyone. You are in control when it comes to taking an online relationship offline. Even if you decide to arrange a meeting, you always have the right to change your mind. It’s possible that your decision to keep the relationship at the anonymous level is based on a hunch that you can’t logically explain. Trust yourself. Go with your instincts.
6.  THINK safety when choosing a place to meet
It is a good idea that your first meeting be arranged with the approval of both families. Meeting your prospective partner with your family around is probably the safest option going. For the first meeting it is always good not to meet the other person alone. Ask a friend or relative to accompany you and ask the person that you are meeting to do the same. In case you do decide to meet him/her alone leave the name, address and telephone number of the person you are going to meet with your friend or family member. Take a cellular phone along with you. Never arrange for your prospective match to pick you up or drop you at home. Always choose a public place to meet.
7.  Be very observant
You should not be afraid to ask a lot of questions and watch for inconsistencies.
Inconstancies are warning signs and should not be ignored. Inconsistencies to watch out for include information about age, interests, appearance, marital status, profession, employment, etc. When someone fails to provide direct answers to direct questions it may be a sign that they have something to hide.

In addition you need to be observant of the other persons emotional health. Pay attention to displays of anger, intense frustration or attempts to pressure or control you. Acting in a resentful manner, making demeaning or disrespectful comments, or any physically inappropriate behavior are signs that the person that you are meeting is not an emotionally healthy person. Involve your family or your close friends in your search for a life partner and do not take a decision unilaterally.
8.  Protect your money
Be wary of those who try to ask money from you for whatever reason. Remember a genuine person will not ask you for money in any circumstance and you should never give in to such requests. In case someone asks you for money report the situation to us.