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Dodgy Advertisers On Aw?

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There seems to be a flood of advertisers on Adultwork with a message from the site saying basically beware, they may not be authentic!

 

What is going on here, is it because punters have reported that these advertisers may be fakes, or is it the site trying to get more money out of advertisers? I say that because one lady on another thread said she was coming under pressure from the site to 'verify' her ad, which she was reluctant to do (for understandable reasons).

 

If they are scammers, what is the actual scam? I assume it is mostly bait and switch but if anyone else can shed any light that would be helpful.

 

Apologies in advance if this topic is out of bounds for any reason.

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I noticed this while surfing this morning. Quite a few of the WG's I see are refusing to become "Varifed" because of concerns about personal information being held on file by an organisation that know one is sure who or where its being operated from. Would you send a copy of your passport AW?

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There is also a flood of "reports" going in to AW from Pimps/businesses to get rid of competitors near there girls, with phone call threats to WG's (mostly working from hotels) to hand over large amounts of cash or get a visit from a heavy.

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The biggest scam on AW is the private gallery scam, basically you pay a small amount of money to see what you think will be more revealing pics of the lady concerned. This is something AW should drop as it just leads to fake profiles being set up. I only ever see escorts who have a reasonable amount of feedback, if you come across a profile that's been on AW for sometime and has little or no feedback it's probably fake, don't spend your money on the gallery because your just encouraging it.

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I noticed this while surfing this morning. Quite a few of the WG's I see are refusing to become "Varifed" because of concerns about personal information being held on file by an organisation that know one is sure who or where its being operated from. Would you send a copy of your passport AW?

I certainly wouldnt, i wouldnt trust A/W to do up my shoelaces, a site run by scumbags in my view based on many years of using it as a location tool to locate WGs as its the best their is for that, and reading threads and posts over the years.

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I certainly wouldnt, i wouldnt trust A/W to do up my shoelaces, a site run by scumbags in my view based on many years of using it as a location tool to locate WGs as its the best their is for that, and reading threads and posts over the years.

 

on just one day AW shut down 12 ladies I know, taking hundreds of credits with them, only two were prepared to send passport copies to them to get their profiles back, the rest just go a new SIM card and fresh pictures and set up again, a couple of ladies are on their fourth profile. Perhaps its time for AW to stop the paying for private galleries and the selling of porn vids to clean up the place.

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There seems to be a flood of advertisers on Adultwork with a message from the site saying basically beware, they may not be authentic!

 

What is going on here, is it because punters have reported that these advertisers may be fakes, or is it the site trying to get more money out of advertisers?

 

I think it is pretty much automatic for new profiles and unless someone knows different, getting verified means providing ID not paying them money.

 

I noticed this while surfing this morning. Quite a few of the WG's I see are refusing to become "Varifed" because of concerns about personal information being held on file by an organisation that know one is sure who or where its being operated from. Would you send a copy of your passport AW?

 

I certainly wouldnt, i wouldnt trust A/W to do up my shoelaces, a site run by scumbags in my view based on many years of using it as a location tool to locate WGs as its the best their is for that, and reading threads and posts over the years.

 

I would not send them this type of information, but I am a customer not an advertiser gaining income from the site. But we can't have it both ways. We want fewer fake profiles but then berate them when they try to implement something that might prevent it or at least warn us when a SP has decided not to take part?

 

It is not necessary for any WG to use AW, but like Google it has dominance on it's side until there's a competitor with a better idea/approach. Perhaps their new putsch will cause enough of a backlash to spawn a competitor.

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In my short time here I haven't seen what I consider AW's main competitor, let's call it AM, mentioned. Any reason?


 

 

 

 

It is not necessary for any WG to use AW, but like Google it has dominance on it's side until there's a competitor with a better idea/approach. Perhaps their new putsch will cause enough of a backlash to spawn a competitor.

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In my short time here I haven't seen what I consider AW's main competitor, let's call it AM, mentioned. Any reason?

 

Apart from 90% being B&S ops that is.......

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In my short time here I haven't seen what I consider AW's main competitor, let's call it AM, mentioned. Any reason?

 

Can't say I know what site that is  :huh: ! Perhaps I am being dumb, PM me if you like!

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I think it is pretty much automatic for new profiles and unless someone knows different, getting verified means providing ID not paying them money.

 

 

 

I would not send them this type of information, but I am a customer not an advertiser gaining income from the site. But we can't have it both ways. We want fewer fake profiles but then berate them when they try to implement something that might prevent it or at least warn us when a SP has decided not to take part?

 

It is not necessary for any WG to use AW, but like Google it has dominance on it's side until there's a competitor with a better idea/approach. Perhaps their new putsch will cause enough of a backlash to spawn a competitor.

I dont believe they have ANY interest in helping punters one bit, this verification bollocks for is for their purposes nothing more. IMO its also them that runs some of the PG scam profiles, they are in a win win position, post them up, make credits then delete and do it all over again.

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If AW went back to basics, ie ladies advertising them selfs and cut out all the AW services that are open to scam, like selling porn and private galleries then it would only leave WG's selling sex, no more fake profiles.

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I dont believe they have ANY interest in helping punters one bit, this verification bollocks for is for their purposes nothing more. IMO its also them that runs some of the PG scam profiles, they are in a win win position, post them up, make credits then delete and do it all over again.

 

I agree with the first bit and don't know about the last but can imagine it's true. I don't pay for PG access unless I am literally about to see her. But I'm not sure about the verification being in their direct interests, more than the fakes are/were making punters think most or all of the profiles are fake and so not worth using AW. I suppose it could all be for show, though.

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If AW went back to basics, ie ladies advertising them selfs and cut out all the AW services that are open to scam, like selling porn and private galleries then it would only leave WG's selling sex, no more fake profiles.

 

Not likely to happen because the private galleries are where the real money is for them.  The only way its going to work is if they have two separate sites, one for porn sellers and another for the escorts. 

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Can't say I know what site that is  :huh: ! Perhaps I am being dumb, PM me if you like!

I'm in the same boat as you Marky. PM for me too if you feel you can't make it public. :)

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I'm in the same boat as you Marky. PM for me too if you feel you can't make it public. :)

 

AM = Ace Massage ??? ... just taking a wild guess....

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Can someobe tell me what AM is as well please?

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In my short time here I haven't seen what I consider AW's main competitor, let's call it AM, mentioned. Any reason?

 

Clearly they are no competition whatsoever after the aw site went down for a few days recently and the poor woah is me storm that occured from a lot of punters who then couldnt punt as they only use aw x

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AM? ACE Massage? Competitor of AW ! a cheap rubbish  :P  I doubt is there any competitor of AW at all. :)

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AM = Ace Massage ??? ... just taking a wild guess....

Yeah that's it. Didn't wanna break any board rules by posting name/link.

I've used the site a few times, most times it's been a Bait and switch operation I've visited - a couple of times I've had a successful punt.

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AM? ACE Massage? Competitor of AW ! a cheap rubbish  :P  I doubt is there any competitor of AW at all. :)

Look at the FR pages - there's loads of links to Ace Massage 

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It's something they've brought in to try and encourage SPs to become verified.

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Yeah that's it. Didn't wanna break any board rules by posting name/link.

I've used the site a few times, most times it's been a Bait and switch operation I've visited - a couple of times I've had a successful punt.

Ace Massage is very little competition for A/W, there is no other site that can offer what A/W can sadly, i certainly wish there was as fierce competition always helps punters.

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Look at the FR pages - there's loads of links to Ace Massage

I used the site few times before switching to AW and yes it's another place for bait and switchers even though it says Ace Massage verified. I'm not saying AW is exception to this as there are lots of profile. If only looking for phone number of a massage parlour or... Ace Massage can be a selection and mostly in London and surrounding areas but to be competitor of AW far way to go.

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Wow - thanks for all your responses to my original post!

 

I guess its possible as a number of you suggest that the ladies flagged up as 'unauthentic' are either those that dont want to verify themselves or else the victims of pimps of other ladies sending in fake complaints about them. Or else they have been genuinely identified as dodgy! For example none of them have any photos, which seems odd.

 

If a lady has been on AW a while and still has no reviews on AW I don't think that always means she is dodgy. I say that because I know one genuine lady who has been on it several months and had no reviews. She gets enough custom but its mainly by phone and if you have to do an online booking to write a review. Likewise a lady could have a pile of good reviews and yet they're all fake!

 

I guess anyone thinking of setting up a more ethical and transparent alternative to AW has to think through a lot of tricky legal issues. A shame as the need is certainly there.

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