Whether you’re a client who has fallen prey to sextortion or an escort yourself, protecting your privacy is a must. Make sure your social media accounts are set to the highest privacy settings and be wary of accepting new connections.
Sextortion typically involves sharing nudes or chats and threatening to share them with friends and family unless you pay. It also includes fake advertisements using stolen or photoshopped pictures.
Don’t be afraid to ask for references
Online scams are rife in every corner of the internet, including adult websites. It is important for both escorts and clients to do their research before making any decisions. This is especially true when it comes to contacting someone that you have never met in person. It is also a good idea to use strong passwords and two-factor authentication whenever possible to protect your personal information.
It is also a good idea to check photos for authenticity before hiring an escort. Many scammers will steal images from other profiles and sites, so it is important to do a reverse image search. You can also check if they have selfie galleries on their website and social media. If they look different than their photos, this is a red flag.
Scammers can also request or coerce victims into sending them explicit images and videos. These images and videos can be used to extort money. It is always best to be suspicious of any online requests for money, and it is important to never send financial information to strangers.
If you suspect that you are being scammed, contact a local police department or escort ombudsman for help. They can help you report the scam and get your money back. They may also be able to warn other escorts of the scam and prevent further incidents.
Don’t be afraid to ask for ID
The internet is full of scams, and the escort industry is no exception. It is important to be aware of the various types of escort scams in order to avoid them. These scams can be very dangerous and can put you at risk both financially and physically. This is why it is essential to ask for ID when you are dealing with escorts.
One of the most common escort scams involves a fake ad. This type of scam is designed to steal your money and personal information. These fake ads are designed to look like genuine escort profiles and advertisements, but they are not. They will often include photos that are edited to make the escorts appear more attractive.
Another type of escort scam involves blackmail. This is when a scammer will threaten to share your nudes and conversations with your friends or family unless you give them money. This is a very serious type of escort scam and should be reported immediately to the police.
Another way to avoid escort scams is to be sure to choose a reputable site and use verified photos. This will help to eliminate a lot of the fakes. Also, be sure to communicate with the escort directly instead of going through a third party. Using a third party can be very risky and will not protect you from escort scams.
Don’t be afraid to ask for photos
When you browse escort galleries or profiles, the first thing that usually catches your eye are the photos. They are what draws you in, and they’re a sure way to determine whether or not she’s the one for you. Unfortunately, scammers use these same photos to lure you in and rob you of your hard-earned cash. There are several different types of scams, but one of the most common is known as the “deposit” scam. This is when a provider posts an advertisement asking for a certain amount of money upfront before scheduling a date. Once the client gives her the deposit, she disappears. The escort might try to play along, but she’ll eventually make excuses to cancel the appointment and stop communicating with the client.
A new variation of this scam involves extortion and threats. According to Ottawa police, these scammers contact victims of escort services and dating sites. They ask for a masturbation video and threaten to expose it to the victim’s friends and family unless they pay in bitcoin or cash. They also allegedly send victims threatening phone calls or videos in which they threaten to kill them and their families.
Fortunately, this type of scam can be avoided by simply asking for photos and doing some basic research. Many websites have verified photos, and you can also check out a potential escort’s social media to see candid shots of her. This is the simplest form of due diligence you can perform, but it’s often the most overlooked.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a contract
The good news is that most escorts are reputable and have a policy in place to protect clients. However, you should always ask for a contract before you pay an escort any money. This is especially important if you are dealing with an agency that doesn’t have an established reputation. This will allow you to ensure that the escort has the appropriate insurance coverage in case something goes wrong during the session.
One of the most common escort scams involves a ‘bait and switch’ scheme. This is where the escort you are contacting in the ad is actually not the escort that will show up for your appointment. The escort that you are sent to meet will often be considerably less attractive than the ad photos.
This can happen for a number of reasons. For example, the escort may be unavailable when you call or she could have been replaced by another worker. Regardless, it is important to do your research before booking with an escort and check out their social media accounts. This can be a great way to suss out whether or not they are legitimate and how long they have been in the industry.
Scammers are constantly evolving their tactics in an attempt to fool people into giving them personal and financial information. But by being cautious and doing your research, you can avoid being a victim of an escort scam.