When communicating with someone new, use the Couchsurfing website.

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Don't post your phone number, personal email, or other non-CS contact information on your profile, in groups, or in event listings. 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: Other social networks may have profiles that you can look at, but they don't have the same kind of information available as on Couchsurfing. When you're choosing someone new to meet, it doesn't matter if they have a lot of friends. It matters what other people who met them through Couchsurfing have said through references. Always read a member's Couchsurfing profile before agreeing to a CS experience.

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