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Hia,

 

It's been a while!  I have an escort friend who drives me mad by not accepting telephone calls from blocked numbers.  I try as I may to convince her that this seriously is not something nowadays to be freaked out by. I think she is turning down genuine clients un-necessarily!

 

A guy might not want an escort to know his number and have an unknown escort call back, a guy might be calling from a hotel that's on a network and appear unknowingly as a blocked number, or he may call from a random phone in someones office that also returns a blocked number without his knowledge. If I get a call from my estate agent (am selling my house) it comes across as number unknown by my network..

 

Is it seriously such a bad deal now to get a call from a blocked number on a mobile? Or am I missing something that my friend (escort) is justified in being afraid of?

 

Rant over... you know who you are!

 

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Hia,

 

It's been a while!  I have an escort friend who drives me mad by not accepting telephone calls from blocked numbers.  I try as I may to convince her that this seriously is not something nowadays to be freaked out by. I think she is turning down genuine clients un-necessarily!

 

A guy might not want an escort to know his number and have an unknown escort call back, a guy might be calling from a hotel that's on a network and appear unknowingly as a blocked number, or he may call from a random phone in someones office that also returns a blocked number without his knowledge. If I get a call from my estate agent (am selling my house) it comes across as number unknown by my network..

 

Is it seriously such a bad deal now to get a call from a blocked number on a mobile? Or am I missing something that my friend (escort) is justified in being afraid of?

 

Rant over... you know who you are!

if having wg's know your number get a separate punting phone or separate sim.

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Thanks for the reply Cov Punter, but for the record, I am female and speaking on behalf of an escort (more water in it? ha ha.. just joking)

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i think the idea is that if there is a problem with the punter she has a phone number.  I spose if she was assaulted then called plod, they could try and trace the phone.

 

but it is a false security.  It may be an unregistered PAYG sim that would be discarded ASAP after an incident.

 

but if it makes girls happy then so be it.

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i think the idea is that if there is a problem with the punter she has a phone number.  I spose if she was assaulted then called plod, they could try and trace the phone.

 

but it is a false security.  It may be an unregistered PAYG sim that would be discarded ASAP after an incident.

 

but if it makes girls happy then so be it.

Indeed, this is the reason i have read and been told why some SPs wont answer calls from withheld numbers, or some may answer but ask the caller to ring again unblocking their number. How many punters actually use a dedicated punting phone i wonder. Anyway its not a problem for me.

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Indeed, this is the reason i have read and been told why some SPs wont answer calls from withheld numbers, or some my answer but ask the caller to ring again unblocking their number. How many punters actually use a dedicated punting phone i wonder. Anyway its not a problem for me.

 

some punters say have a separate phone or sim, so there is no punting stuff on their mobile.

others say explaining the spare mobile or sim would cause problems, so keep their phones clean and locked and use that.

 

horses for courses i spose.

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My experience is that not having a number to recognise who is phoning to confirm, or for directions causes all sorts of issues. Also had a problem with the same person phoning withheld once a week, asking same questions, denying it was him for 2 years.

 

Withhelds are also difficult when you have a high number of guys using the name 'John' or 'Steve' or whatever.

 

Getting a withheld number blocker was the best thing I ever did. Sure someone can buy an an unregistered sim, through it away afterwards but some timewasters and game players do use the same number, and it helps me to know who someone is, whether or not I saw them previously, have they cancelled their last 3 bookings at the last minute. All that sort of useful stuff. Real bugger if someone phones from a withheld asking to repeat directions and someone else calls withheld at the same time.

 

A lot easier when you have a number to identify each appointment by, and a lot less faffing.

 

The police can and will trace withhelds if the crime is deemed serious enough, and even throw away PAYG SIMS can yield enough info to identify a person and possibly obtain a conviction(I know first hand).

 

I want to see clients who are able to provide a number, and don't want to increase the chances of any faffing, miscommunication, or likely hood of them being a TW and I'm afraid my experience with withhelds is they are more likely to not confirm, or turn up. It's not fool proof but every little thing helps.

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About half of bookings made on a withheld number are usually no-shows..

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So nothing majorly sinister yet then?!?  

 

What about from any escorts on here.. do you do the same as in not answer withheld numbers?  I think it's soooo yesterday but then I haven;t been in the game for a while so maybe there's reasons I am missing?

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My experience is that not having a number to recognise who is phoning to confirm, or for directions causes all sorts of issues. Also had a problem with the same person phoning withheld once a week, asking same questions, denying it was him for 2 years.

 

Withhelds are also difficult when you have a high number of guys using the name 'John' or 'Steve' or whatever.

 

Getting a withheld number blocker was the best thing I ever did. Sure someone can buy an an unregistered sim, through it away afterwards but some timewasters and game players do use the same number, and it helps me to know who someone is, whether or not I saw them previously, have they cancelled their last 3 bookings at the last minute. All that sort of useful stuff. Real bugger if someone phones from a withheld asking to repeat directions and someone else calls withheld at the same time.

 

A lot easier when you have a number to identify each appointment by, and a lot less faffing.

 

The police can and will trace withhelds if the crime is deemed serious enough, and even throw away PAYG SIMS can yield enough info to identify a person and possibly obtain a conviction(I know first hand).

 

I want to see clients who are able to provide a number, and don't want to increase the chances of any faffing, miscommunication, or likely hood of them being a TW and I'm afraid my experience with withhelds is they are more likely to not confirm, or turn up. It's not fool proof but every little thing helps.

 

didnt know tesco pimped escorts :)

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Sorry Strawberry and Danish .. your posts came through after I posted the above....

 

I totally get where you are both coming from, especially in regard to firming up a get together.  However, would you dis-regard an initial call from a withheld number altogether? .. or would you at least take the call and then explain you couldn't confirm a booking from a with held number? .. My friend won't even answer them! and I think she is missing genuine callers that don't realise their numbers are blocked

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Sorry Strawberry and Danish .. your posts came through after I posted the above....

 

I totally get where you are both coming from, especially in regard to firming up a get together.  However, would you dis-regard an initial call from a withheld number altogether? .. or would you at least take the call and then explain you couldn't confirm a booking from a with held number? .. My friend won't even answer them! and I think she is missing genuine callers that don't realise their numbers are blocked

numbers are often blocked from private exchange numbers. but who in their right mind calls an escort from the works phone?

some firms block outgoing numbers from their works mobiles.  fuck knows why.  but again why call an escort from a works mobile.

you can set up your mobile to block, either generally or as a one off. 

so anyone calling an escort with a blocked number is either being daft or doing it deliberately.

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OK here's the truth, for an ex escort, I have an weird empathy going on for clients and it worries me that she is ignoring genuine guys that could become great clients and from her side she is being overly 'careful' when all she has to do is pick up the phone and say .. bookings are from a known mobile sorry... that's fine and expected. But if she doesn't pick up at all then all the client see's is someone that is totally ignoring his genuine call for a get together!  All because he has no idea his number is coming across as being 'unknown'.

 

Let us not forget that my estate agent (and a pretty big one at that) also has no 'call back' facility when I have a missed call cos it's an unknown number!  Technology Eh!

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To be fair, if I were a newbie client I probably wouldn't call an escort I found on the Internet for the first time on my private mobile and certainly not on my home phone, I'd do that 141 phone blocking thingy.  I wouldn't know who you were or whether it was a scam/media thing that wuz gonna come back and bite me on the bum. So security goes both ways is all I am saying

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Hia,

 

It's been a while!  I have an escort friend who drives me mad by not accepting telephone calls from blocked numbers.  I try as I may to convince her that this seriously is not something nowadays to be freaked out by. I think she is turning down genuine clients un-necessarily!

 

A guy might not want an escort to know his number and have an unknown escort call back, a guy might be calling from a hotel that's on a network and appear unknowingly as a blocked number, or he may call from a random phone in someones office that also returns a blocked number without his knowledge. If I get a call from my estate agent (am selling my house) it comes across as number unknown by my network..

 

Is it seriously such a bad deal now to get a call from a blocked number on a mobile? Or am I missing something that my friend (escort) is justified in being afraid of?

 

Rant over... you know who you are!

Yes we do know who we are…sounds like your "escort' friend is one of us. Sensible girl. Shame on you trying to persuade her to forgo one of her security measures. You are no friend to her!!! 

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I used to answer and ask to phone back showing the number, majority didn't, most would try and ask "just one question..................", some would ask about times, I'd give availability stipulating to phone back to confirm with number not hidden, and they'd call back withheld again.

 

In the end I just decided to blanket block, and got a call blocker which stopped me jumping to answer calls that had little chance of them calling and releasing their number. Sometimes we'd have got as far as agreeing a time, I'd maintain I needed him to confirm with number showing, and lo and behold he'd phone back withheld once again.

 

 

It just wasn't worth the hassle when I had plenty of guys trying to get through who will show their number.

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To be fair, if I were a newbie client I probably wouldn't call an escort I found on the Internet for the first time on my private mobile and certainly not on my home phone, I'd do that 141 phone blocking thingy.  I wouldn't know who you were or whether it was a scam/media thing that wuz gonna come back and bite me on the bum. So security goes both ways is all I am saying

To be fair, if a girl gets a call from a new client who she has never met before why the hell should she trust him with her address and her body if he can't trust her with his flipping phone number. This has to be one of the most ridiculous threads this year so far

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In my 4.5 years at this I don't bother answering withheld numbers because when I tell them nicely I won't talk to them because I need their number 99.9% hang up and never call back. 

 

When I did answer and talk to them most were idiots wanting freebie phone sex.

 

Frankly, if a man can't trust me with his phone number how can I be expected to trust him with my home address and body?

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numbers are often blocked from private exchange numbers. but who in their right mind calls an escort from the works phone?

some firms block outgoing numbers from their works mobiles.  fuck knows why.  but again why call an escort from a works mobile.

you can set up your mobile to block, either generally or as a one off. 

so anyone calling an escort with a blocked number is either being daft or doing it deliberately.

You would be gobsmacked how many guys use their personal or work phones. I have called numbers given on aw reverse bookings at the times requested and gotten voicemails that give away not only a guys full name but the company he works for too….one even had his and his wives names in the vm greeting x

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Sorry Vodka if you think my response was a little harsh but I think as an ex escort yourself you should be encouraging your friend to keep up the small security measures that we girls can put in place not discouraging her. There is no point in answering a call to a withheld number as the are always after lots of details, half the time they are phone wankers and the other half they ask you loads of questions and ignore you when you refer them to your website.

 

If the calls are coming from aw then they are just plain rude as it says on every aw profile that withheld and blocked numbers will not be answered. It doesnt matter if you think its all soooo yesterday as its not you thats taking the chance its your friend. Respect how she choses to handle her own business.

 

I agree security goes both ways but as you dont actually know her punters and its HER that is your friend then it should be your friend who takes priority when you are worrying about someone 

Edited by Chloe Kisses
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Hi Chloe, In response...

 

"Yes we do know who we are…sounds like your "escort' friend is one of us. Sensible girl. Shame on you trying to persuade her to forgo one of her security measures. You are no friend to her!!! If this scenario is even true and you are not just some guy who is trying to make us girls think everyone else accepts withheld numbers….bad effort. I think its bothering you too much. If you are falling foul of the blocked number rule try calling a girl with your number showing next time   :ph34r:"
 

It would take a better woman than me to forgo this particular friends security measures believe me, she is as seriously ferocious in this respect as you clearly are lol  Trust me also that I am a woman and not a guy.

 

I am listening to what you say, and I'm not saying I am right... I am just asking for opinions. NOT on the security on having a known number on an appointment bookig (that's sort pre requistite for even me) .. BUT on the intial phonecall enquiry.

Edited by Vodka N Coke

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didnt know tesco pimped escorts :)

Oh excellent - I will be able to get points on my Tesco Clubcard

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Hi Chloe, In response...

 

"Yes we do know who we are…sounds like your "escort' friend is one of us. Sensible girl. Shame on you trying to persuade her to forgo one of her security measures. You are no friend to her!!! If this scenario is even true and you are not just some guy who is trying to make us girls think everyone else accepts withheld numbers….bad effort. I think its bothering you too much. If you are falling foul of the blocked number rule try calling a girl with your number showing next time   :ph34r:"

 

It would take a better woman than me to forgo this particular friends security measures believe me, she is as seriously ferocious in this respect as you clearly are lol  Trust me also that I am a woman and not a guy.

 

I am listening to what you say, and I'm not saying I am right... I am just asking for opinions. NOT on the security on having a known number on an appointment bookig (that's sort pre requistite for even me) .. BUT on the intial phonecall enquiry.

Well take it from me there is little point. Out of all the withheld numbers I have answered in the past the tiniest minority call back with their number showing. By the tiniest I mean the teeny tiniest. What you usually get is some bullshit "its my friends phone" "its my work phone" "ohhh I dont know how to unblock it" "send a text..ohhhh I wish, Im rubbish with texting" "okay ill call back STRAIGHT AWAY" . Then they dont. They want details and always have an excuse NOT to give their number, text you so you have their number etc. Its pointless believe me, some of them even call back a bit later on the sam day from a withheld number and swear blind they have never called you before but you recognise their voices.  

 

I edited that post, as you will see if you re read, as I then read the post where you said you were a female after I posted it so there seemed little point in leaving the whole statement x

 

It doesnt matter how fierce you are, you still need to keep your little security cautions in place. Standing alone they may not be much but when you put them together with your other little measures then its all you have to keep you as safe as possible x

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In my 4.5 years at this I don't bother answering withheld numbers because when I tell them nicely I won't talk to them because I need their number 99.9% hang up and never call back. 

 

When I did answer and talk to them most were idiots wanting freebie phone sex.

 

Frankly, if a man can't trust me with his phone number how can I be expected to trust him with my home address and body?

Quite simply, this. If a lady feels more secure only taking calls from known numbers then that is her right and privilege. I happen to think that such ladies will feel a bit safer in their work so I am happy to comply with their wishes.

 

I use a separate punting phone which has no link to any other phone. I accept that, in the event that I commit a murder after calling the victim, I can be traced, but my motives are simple and all I wish to do is punt with the lady.

 

I have no fear of any lady calling me since my punting phone is locked in  a drawer in my office.

 

I don't see a problem.

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Hello V&C, long time no see on t'boards! I hope that you flourish.

 

I think that things have changed since the day. AW has come along, making it very easy for men to get details, and ladies report far more wastrels calling, usually from blocked numbers, so I think that most worthwhile potential clients are not using number-blocking. Ten years ago ladies I know might have taken a chance on a witheld number but few do so now.

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