When communicating with someone new, use the Couchsurfing website.


Don't post your phone number, personal email, social media accounts or other non-CS contact information anywhere on the site (including your profile). This puts you at risk to be contacted outside of the CS website by scammers. A person who's hoping to scam you has a good reason to keep it off the website: if they operate their scam within our message system and you report it, we can find proof by checking within our system.

  • Tip: When you're choosing someone new to meet, read their references instead of looking at their friend count. References are reserved for interactions that happen in-person, which holds a higher value than accepting a digital friend request. Always read a member's Couchsurfing profile in full before agreeing to a CS experience.

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