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How do I know a person or a goal is legitimate?

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2015 08:28PM UTC
Goaloop has several ways for goal-getters to make informed decisions regarding other people’s goals. Here are four of them*:

  Only goal-setters who have registered their accounts can carry the “Registered” badge next to their name, such as on their profile page. 

Say:Do Ratio: An indicator of how many goals the Goalooper has set and how many they have actually completed, which you can see on their profile page. If the Goalooper has chosen to hide their Say:Do ratio from public view, you could ask them to share it with you via Gomail™ (our internal messaging system at https://goaloop.com/mail).




On each goal page, the goal-setter can upload verifiable documents, images and other files to show that their goal is legitimate.  In the upper-right corner of the goal page, if you don't see a link called "Verifiables", you may request that the Goalooper upload verifiables.  This Verifiables section is generally used for more formal documents, such as business documents, or proving that a marathon runner is actually registered for a race.  


Goal Albums: Goaloopers can post photos and videos showing their progress in their goal albums. In the upper-right corner of the goal page, you'll see a link to open their Goal Album if one exists. 

These are just some of the ways to determine whether a goal is legitimate or not. Check out the Think Tank for the goal, and the other available information.

* Ultimately, the risk lies with the goal-getter whether or not to engage with a goal, but Goaloop will continue to take great effort to ensure that the goal-getter can make informed decisions. 

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