AntonyB

What are your tips for avoiding fake profiles

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Been at home today and feeling in the mood for a punt i went over to A* now this isn't a rant against them as the site has some genuinely good ladies,but the amount of fake profiles or 'less than truthful' profiles is ridiculous.

Saw a few interesting profiles but with the help of the ever dependable tineye most of those plans were nixed as it flagged up photos that showed the real identity of the women in the pics.

Getting into the head of these people who makes these fake profiles? they make it pretty easy to spot as they make multiple profiles worded usually in all caps with practically the same spiel.

So has anyone almost fallen for a fake profile? or gone through with the booking when you found out that it was a different person.

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Google the girl's name and location. If she proves to have her own site, or just advertises in several places, then you are more likely to have a serious escort. Of course this is not foolproof, but the thing to remember is that it takes work and sometimes money to put up ads in several places, and that a larger presence means it is more likely for her to get caught if it is a scam.

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With experience it's easy to spot the potentially fake profiles, or real profiles with fake pictures. If there's no phone number then generally it's fake with no escort at all, although there are some exceptions. It's actually pretty difficult for me to explain how I do it but I can literally go down the list of search results and be almost 100% accurate as to whether they'll be real, and once you view the actual profile you just know almost instantly when it comes up. The fake pictures can just be spotted very easily. Sometimes it's because they're too professional looking, or the girl is some drop dead gorgeous 18/19 year old, or they'll put up photos that look like they were taken on a night out, or in the girls own bedroom which is not likely with a real escort. Also the text of the profile will sometimes give subtle or not so subtle clues as to whether they're real - examples being where they tell you they'll be starting work in 1 or 2 weeks and encourage you to view their private pictures and make advance bookings in the meantime.....if they're in the featured escorts section then they'll generally be real as it costs money to put a profile there and if you're not taking bookings it'll be hard to make money. If the "available now" icon is illuminated (green) then that's a good sign they're real as that again costs money I believe.

In short if there's a phone number and the pictures don't look like professional models and if there's feedback you can view then they're probably real. If faces are obscured that'll sometimes indicate that the girl's real i.e you'll meet someone, just not the girl in the pictures.

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With experience it's easy to spot the potentially fake profiles, or real profiles with fake pictures. If there's no phone number then generally it's fake with no escort at all, although there are some exceptions. It's actually pretty difficult for me to explain how I do it but I can literally go down the list of search results and be almost 100% accurate as to whether they'll be real, and once you view the actual profile you just know almost instantly when it comes up. The fake pictures can just be spotted very easily. Sometimes it's because they're too professional looking, or the girl is some drop dead gorgeous 18/19 year old, or they'll put up photos that look like they were taken on a night out, or in the girls own bedroom which is not likely with a real escort. Also the text of the profile will sometimes give subtle or not so subtle clues as to whether they're real - examples being where they tell you they'll be starting work in 1 or 2 weeks and encourage you to view their private pictures and make advance bookings in the meantime.....if they're in the featured escorts section then they'll generally be real as it costs money to put a profile there and if you're not taking bookings it'll be hard to make money. If the "available now" icon is illuminated (green) then that's a good sign they're real as that again costs money I believe.

In short if there's a phone number and the pictures don't look like professional models and if there's feedback you can view then they're probably real. If faces are obscured that'll sometimes indicate that the girl's real i.e you'll meet someone, just not the girl in the pictures.

The Available Today green thing costs a fiver a day, the Phone Number Display is £1 and I don't use either. I must be a figment of my imagination :).

My tip would be to cross check for FRs on here, keep an eye on the Last Logged In date (and the country - you can see if the profile is being accessed from Croatia even though the lady is supposedly in Bethnal Green) and Tineye the pictures :).

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Been at home today and feeling in the mood for a punt i went over to A* now this isn't a rant against them as the site has some genuinely good ladies,but the amount of fake profiles or 'less than truthful' profiles is ridiculous.

Saw a few interesting profiles but with the help of the ever dependable tineye most of those plans were nixed as it flagged up photos that showed the real identity of the women in the pics.

Getting into the head of these people who makes these fake profiles? they make it pretty easy to spot as they make multiple profiles worded usually in all caps with practically the same spiel.

So has anyone almost fallen for a fake profile? or gone through with the booking when you found out that it was a different person.

I have been scammed where the profile was of the lady but when i got their and confirmed services she said yes i are happy to do that no problem, but once the money was safely stashed it was a different story with gum problems stopping any DFK or OWO. I walked and chalked it down to experience. I have also experienced a few other scams and attempted scams in my 26 years of punting, of course there was no internet for a lot of that time, just a voice on the phone to go by or a normally very poor quality photo in a contact magazine.

On ocassion i have been happy to give a lady whose profile looks too good to be true a go with a plan b as an option if it i decide to walk. Mostly it is too good to be true, but i have found some gems over the years.

Thinking with your dick is what the bad providers rely on, they are not concerned with repeat custom, their strategy is con as many punters as possible and move on or change name and profile.

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If there's no phone number then generally it's fake with no escort at all, although there are some exceptions.

There are loads of genuine escorts advertise there without showing phone number, not just an "exceptions" (as it does not worth an outlay of £30 a month to spent on it... at least not for this site).

I don't, and I am suppose to be "real", or as Amy said I am just a "figment of my imagination".

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Agreed, Xenia, and several have professional photos, too. There are ladies who only want email used for the initial contact, as well. I don't think that it's possible to have hard-and-fast rules for this.

*wanders off to admire Xenia's very vivid imagination*

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There are loads of genuine escorts advertise there without showing phone number, not just an "exceptions" (as it does not worth an outlay of £30 a month to spent on it... at least not for this site).

I don't, and I am suppose to be "real", or as Amy said I am just a "figment of my imagination".

Xenia what some girls do is spell out the tel.no ....zero seven etc to avoid the charge...clever really...

Jack

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Xenia what some girls do is spell out the tel.no ....zero seven etc to avoid the charge...clever really...

Still against the rules and they'll delete the profile when they find out.

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There are loads of genuine escorts advertise there without showing phone number, not just an "exceptions" (as it does not worth an outlay of £30 a month to spent on it... at least not for this site).

I don't, and I am suppose to be "real", or as Amy said I am just a "figment of my imagination".

no - I did say that no phone number did not mean that the girl was definitely fake. It also doesn't mean she's definitely real just because she does have one. It's just an indicator and there's lots of other things to look at.

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Been at home today and feeling in the mood for a punt i went over to A* now this isn't a rant against them as the site has some genuinely good ladies,but the amount of fake profiles or 'less than truthful' profiles is ridiculous.

Saw a few interesting profiles but with the help of the ever dependable tineye most of those plans were nixed as it flagged up photos that showed the real identity of the women in the pics.

Getting into the head of these people who makes these fake profiles? they make it pretty easy to spot as they make multiple profiles worded usually in all caps with practically the same spiel.

So has anyone almost fallen for a fake profile? or gone through with the booking when you found out that it was a different person.

If they have FRs I check back to the person making the FR and look at the other people he has seen and cross check again. That being said, I have had some bad experiences when the lady in question is not as I thought she had described herself. Interestingly the ladies in question have claimed that their profiles are reasonably accurate and 'everyone boosts themselves a bit'. On the other hand one of the best punts I have had was with the lovely Susanait who used to be on the other site. Her enjoys list was minimal and her face was not visible. She was actually very pretty and enjoyed no end of sexual experiences.

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Xenia what some girls do is spell out the tel.no ....zero seven etc to avoid the charge...clever really...

Jack

They might be able to do it for a while, but it will removed eventually.

I did put my telephone number in my profile text once. Its was there for about 3 weeks. Then they removed my profile (with over £80 credits accumulated) because of not compliance with theirs TOC.

Also: most recently I put the quote on my profile: "If you want to find more info about me, please put in Google *Xenia escort*, as I am easily googlable". I never even mentioned telephone number. (but obviously it will be on my site)

Last week they put a warning on my profile, that they removed this quote. This time I got away quite easily. The only reason for it, I think, because I did not had any credits. If I did, I am sure it will give them an excuse to remove my profile outright as well as pocketing all my credits.

In short: there is no way around it, unless you pay.

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In short: there is no way around it, unless you pay.

Some girls have an email address (Hotmail or Googlemail) showing on their profile with a vacation/auto-response set on that email address to reply with the phone number. Then in the profile text or FAQ entry they have "email me on the external address below for instant reply with my phone number". It's been months and the girls still have it showning on their profile, I inquired about whether this is allowed to the admins and got no response, so I presume it is.

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Some girls have an email address (Hotmail or Googlemail) showing on their profile with a vacation/auto-response set on that email address to reply with the phone number. Then in the profile text or FAQ entry they have "email me on the external address below for instant reply with my phone number". It's been months and the girls still have it showning on their profile, I inquired about whether this is allowed to the admins and got no response, so I presume it is.

Of course there are ways around it, but its just not worth it.

For example, I don't want to set autoresponse on my email, as autoresponse goes to the lot of spammers also who mailing me when they harvested email address from my website, and subsequently they know that this email address is active, after receiving autoresponse, so even more spam will follow. (I don't need advise how to avoid it, by the way).

I am actually happy with the setting of аdultwork, when telephone number or web address is not displayed. At least it will filter out some plonkers, who telephone for booking in a short notice, or don't have a basic common sense to Google my website. :confused:

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So has anyone almost fallen for a fake profile? or gone through with the booking when you found out that it was a different person.

Fake profiles intended to make money by private gallery usually login daily but never read their messages, to check whether I'm not the only one, there's a special way that allows you to check how many UNREAD messages/bookings a member has, happy to share this method by PM.

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Fake profiles intended to make money by private gallery usually login daily but never read their messages, to check whether I'm not the only one, there's a special way that allows you to check how many UNREAD messages/bookings a member has, happy to share this method by PM.

Why you only prepared to share it by PM but not here?

I understand that any member can see if theirs own message or booking request was viewed or not. However I don't know how anybody can found out how many messages/booking requests any member has? (does it include deleted once also?). I am seriously doubt that its possible to do it.

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I have no unviewed emails on that site. I did however turn my blackberry on this morning to notification regards an email from that site. Since it can be a pain to log in via a PDA type device I took the time to turn PC on, log into site etc whilst getting ready for a very early opticians appointment in town. When I opened said message the user had decided to remove their profile suddenly. Pity since they had 2 positive feedbacks and I felt once again I was merely being too keen for my own good.

Not the first time either - even had someone make a booking (not their first, but then they had always not been able to make it in the past) using the booking system and then suddenly delete their profile (all I knew was that their emails suddenly went blank). After a texting/phone runaround involving confirming then a bit of a merry mess around were they were definitely still coming but not sure and could I wear this that and the other I worked out I'd just kept my afternoon free and turned down two regulars for nothing.

Ermm if you know you can make it you don't just delete your profile, never mind booking request which could get you a postive feedback. Or do you?

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I understand that any member can see if theirs own message or booking request was viewed or not. However I don't know how anybody can found out how many messages/booking requests any member has? (does it include deleted once also?). I am seriously doubt that its possible to do it.

It shows how many UNREAD messages/bookings/voicemails a member has.

So if a member has recieved 400 messages in their account's lifetime but has 10 unread, my method will show the 10.

To the individual who just requested it by PM, please try it on a few escorts and post in this thread whether it works.

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My search is usually:

Female,

Escort,

With pictures (Although I did find one genuine one without once. Although I never got to see her)

Age: 18 to <you age pref> (Profiles without ages seem to be parlours>

That have logged in: within the last 2 weeks

That dislike Bareback. (Sorry girls you do BB I aint going near you)

Sort by rating

And on the forth tab search by 10 miles around the postcode you want. (I seemed to get less fake ones by doing a proximity search rather than a town or city search as some profiles have just a list of all major cities just so they pop up on everyones search)

Now ignore profiles where they only have one pic or the pics are tiny. I assume they are taken from another site.

Those whose profile text seems to be written in the third person,

Those who seem to log on every week, have been a member for years but strangely dont have any ratings.

Those that hide their ratings.

Those that seem to have two profiles for the same girl (why have two? )

Those who have a rating but from another escort .

Those that are xxx "of some palour/agency".

Another clue I found is those whose feedback was done by someone with only no / little feedback themselves.

AND who seemed to leave feedback about 5 minutes after the other had left feedback (So they logged out and logged back in with a different profile)

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Why you only prepared to share it by PM but not here?

I understand that any member can see if theirs own message or booking request was viewed or not. However I don't know how anybody can found out how many messages/booking requests any member has? (does it include deleted once also?). I am seriously doubt that its possible to do it.

I can confirm that it does work.

Though it's up to Adam if he wants to share how to.

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I can confirm that it does work.

Though it's up to Adam if he wants to share how to.

Probably best not to make it public here. If you share it, they could fix it.

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They should add a prominent 'Member Verified' logo on all profiles that they have been age verified. This would distinguish them from the masses.

One of the profiles that I run for girls was disabled last week with an email requesting age verification documents, after I scanned and sent them, they've re-enabled her account, but they should add something to her profile to show she is genuine and verified. How many of those fake profiles scammers can send passport scans of the girl in the pics?

I know girls can add 'verification photo' with them holding up a piece of paper with date/username but this is optional and won't stop the site owners requesting the documents at a later date.

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They should add a prominent 'Member Verified' logo on all profiles that they have been age verified. This would distinguish them from the masses.

One of the profiles that I run for girls was disabled last week with an email requesting age verification documents, after I scanned and sent them, they've re-enabled her account, but they should add something to her profile to show she is genuine and verified. How many of those fake profiles scammers can send passport scans of the girl in the pics?

I know girls can add 'verification photo' with them holding up a piece of paper with date/username but this is optional and won't stop the site owners requesting the documents at a later date.

Is there a 'non prominent' place to view whether or not a profile is age verified? I didn't know they did this. That would weed out almost all the fakes I'm sure.

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Or we probably need more American style referencing websites like Prefered411, Date-Check in the UK.

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Both hands on the steering wheel, hard right, then hard left usually works.

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