NEVER post your real-life address or telephone number in your profile!

It's probably a good idea not to give it out at all, at least until you have been corresponding with your penpal for a long time.

No asking people to be your mother, father, sponsor, etc.

Also, even if you're NOT a commercial entity of some kind, NO advertising or asking people to visit a website (unless it's just a personal website with your picture and/or information about you), take your survey, apply for your new business opportunity, join your fan club, etc.

There are a lot of wonderful people on the Internet, but there are some scam artists too.

If you are suspicious, please Email us immediately!

We're very sorry about this, but laws passed in the United states recently have made it illegal for us to let you use this site without your parents' consent, and we have no way currently to get that consent. If someone says "Females only," and you are a male, do not respond to that request.

If someone says "No one older than 35," and you are 37, don't contact them.

Sorry, we can no longer allow posting of myspace, Facebook, LJ, blogspot, Tumblr or other websites either since too many people took advantage of that to post links to porn, gambling, drugs, and so forth.

:-( If you wish, you can give this info to any penpal you contact (although we still think you should wait a bit), but do NOT post them on the site in your profile or it will be deleted. It's really not helpful and doesn't help you find a penpal if you lie about yourself, your age, your nationality, etc.

If we get complaints about this, you will be banned immediately without notification. Do not use this site to request "invitations" for tourist visas, marriage requests, requests for employment, or anything else related to asking for help to visit another country.