Meet in a public place. Never meet people you do not know well in a private or remote location, and never at your home or theirs.
Tell a co-worker, friend or family member who you are meeting, where you are going and when you will return. Always take your phone with you and keep them informed if you are delayed or if the location you had planned to meet at has changed.
Plan your own transportation. Drive yourself; take public transportation or a taxi service.
Don’t accept rides from someone you do not know well.
Your safety and career are in your hands. Make wise choices.