Dating platform Seeking is giving users the opportunity to verify their identities on the website for free, as part of Fraud Awareness Week. Typically, users are asked to pay USD $4.99 or GBP £4.21 to have their profiles verified.
From November 14 to November 19, users in key countries such as the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia, will have access to this initiative.
“At Seeking, keeping our members safe is our main priority, no matter the cost. In March, 20% of our members took advantage of our free 24-hour ID Verification Day. We are looking to greatly increase that number by extending this offer for an entire week”, said Ruben Buell, CEO of Seeking.
“Our goal is to not only encourage all of our members to get ID verified, but to empower them to ask potential matches to get verified, allowing all members to safely date up. As the technology used by predators continues to advance, it’s crucial that dating sites not only keep up but also anticipate potential future pitfalls and act swiftly to safeguard their members”, he added.
On top of this safety initiative, Seeking has taken other steps to make users more secure. It partnered with Freedom Light, an anti-human trafficking organisation, for a series of staff trainings.
Additionally, users of Seeking have free access to the UrSafe app for 60 days. The personal safety app is voice-activated, and directly links to emergency responder networks, ideal for emergency situations.