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              As many are overwhelmed by the amount of online ads, here a few hints to verify those and avoid potential problems:

  -Verify the pics:  Use the "Search by image" function from Google Images. Also use websites like Tineye.com and yandex.com/images to verify pictures. Quite often pics will come from porn, social media websites like Instagram and from other escorts ads all around the globe.

   Note: There's nothing wrong with SP's and MA's using stock pics for illustration purposes to protect their identity. But if the ad mentions "100% Real Pics" when obviously not, this is "bait and switch".

 -Verify the phone number: Using Google, verify if the phone number was flagged by other message boards or if used in other fraudulent ads.

 -Take note of keywords like "No Cash", "Txt Only" and "No restrictions" as it may lead to potential fraud and dangerous encounters.

 -Use the LYLA search tool on the top right corner to see if there's an already existing thread about the ad/provider in question. And by using Google, you can also find information on LYLA and other message boards.

   And finally, use common sense. If it looks too good to be truth, it's quite often the case. If you can't find any mentions or recommendations anywhere, avoid or wait.

             If other advices or questions, please feel free to post and ask.

 

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Thanks, greenteal for this!

 

Any newbies should follow these steps as we won't be approving, Have you seen...... such and such? threads anymore.

 

Use some common sense and Greenteal's tips!

 

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      Some advertising websites have their own verification and review systems. While looking helpful, those shouldn't be taken at face value. The criteria's are often minimalistic and easily defeatable. 

      With pictures, only a few with a sign/piece of paper are required. With editing software those can also be created/edited from existing similar pictures. Also, even if unedited it doesn't guarantee it will be the person offering the services.

      With reviews/recos, always look for the sources of the quotes and screenshots, look at the author's reputation(if any) and look for other feedback. Not unusual to see edited reviews or recommendations posted by new/unknown members.

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On 12/10/2019 at 8:35 PM, Greenteal said:

              As many are overwhelmed by the amount of online ads, here a few hints to verify those and avoid potential problems:

  -Verify the pics:  Use the "Search by image" function from Google Images. Also use websites like Tineye.com and yandex.com/images to verify pictures. Quite often pics will come from porn, social media websites like Instagram and from other escorts ads all around the globe.

   Note: There's nothing wrong with SP's and MA's using stock pics for illustration purposes to protect their identity. But if the ad mentions "100% Real Pics" when obviously not, this is "bait and switch".

 -Verify the phone number: Using Google, verify if the phone number was flagged by other message boards or if used in other fraudulent ads.

 -Take note of keywords like "No Cash", "Txt Only" and "No restrictions" as it may lead to potential fraud and dangerous encounters.

 -Use the LYLA search tool on the top right corner to see if there's an already existing thread about the ad/provider in question. And by using Google, you can also find information on LYLA and other message boards.

   And finally, use common sense. If it looks too good to be truth, it's quite often the case. If you can't find any mentions or recommendations anywhere, avoid or wait.

             If other advices or questions, please feel free to post and ask.

 

Thank you for the info

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I wish the phrase that got used were "100% real pics OF ME" lol - if it's a pic then it's a 100% real one.

My hope is that the woman in the pictures closely represents the provider. Many ladies wish to remain discrete so hide tattoos and don't provide face pics. Professional pics are costly and don't always fit into the provider's business model and price point.

I made a leolist mistake last fall and not only were the pics a totally misrepresentation but the service was too. I went through with the encounter as the 'little head' was running the life that day. Silly me: didn't follow Greenteal's advice and do any image search....

There was an interesting thread on 'fake pics' here in Ottawa some time ago and if I manage to find it I'll link it here.

Luxe Mulvari made a thoughtful contribution to the discussion comparing service price to the service offered at various 'levels' of grocery stores - don't expect your grocery's bagged and carried out when you're shopping at a Food Basics rather than a regular Loblaws. I'll have a look for that thread as she said much more eloquently than my goofy precis. (Aside: I was very impressed with her comments and about a year later I managed a few visits with her and plan to see her again! Her profesional pics are her absolutely but they don't look exactly like the woman who came straight out of the shower the day after our first encounter to join me walking my dog. I can assure you it was still the same warm, caring person inside.)

Whew: too much. Lessons? You're more likely to find an accurate impression doing your research here on lyla. If you see a provider and have a positive experience recommend they join here.

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5 minutes ago, waterat said:

There was an interesting thread on 'fake pics' here in Ottawa some time ago and if I manage to find it I'll link it here.

  If referring to "The Cowboy's Diary" website from Cowboy Kenny, that closed 3 years ago.

A nice try, but a pointless and endless battle. Doesn't take long to do a little research to save time and money.

 

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Somethin happen to me while back i never told anyone about stings. Make sure the number is only for said girl. I didnt and found same number used for like 20 girls why.......

 

I wenr to meet a girl at hôtel and she act shady and made me feel weird. Instead of room numb to come up so told me.to wait front of lobby amd she hop in my ride first?? Never heard that before..... When i said i was there she asked which car? I seen a jeep tj in front lot by doors and i was mayne 2 cars away in my dodge truck

 

Many girls lie with pics etc and i had weird feeling so i said jeep. Nobody comes out then boom !!! Rcmp truck outta no where comes and pulls out jeep driver. My heart dropped and reversrd and got hell out of there.

 

Put number i used in keywords and seen they used samw number for likr 20 diff ads here in Winnipeg. A sex charge regardless if just a john is some thing none of us need lol be safe out there some of these girls lie cheat and steal

 

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15 hours ago, Greenteal said:

  If referring to "The Cowboy's Diary" website from Cowboy Kenny, that closed 3 years ago.

A nice try, but a pointless and endless battle. Doesn't take long to do a little research to save time and money.

 

thank you for the heads up!

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13 hours ago, Lightskinlatin said:

Somethin happen to me while back i never told anyone about stings. Make sure the number is only for said girl. I didnt and found same number used for like 20 girls why.......

 

I wenr to meet a girl at hôtel and she act shady and made me feel weird. Instead of room numb to come up so told me.to wait front of lobby amd she hop in my ride first?? Never heard that before..... When i said i was there she asked which car? I seen a jeep tj in front lot by doors and i was mayne 2 cars away in my dodge truck

 

Many girls lie with pics etc and i had weird feeling so i said jeep. Nobody comes out then boom !!! Rcmp truck outta no where comes and pulls out jeep driver. My heart dropped and reversrd and got hell out of there.

 

Put number i used in keywords and seen they used samw number for likr 20 diff ads here in Winnipeg. A sex charge regardless if just a john is some thing none of us need lol be safe out there some of these girls lie cheat and steal

 

Holly crap, what sting! Be safe, thanks for the info.

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19 hours ago, Lightskinlatin said:

I wenr to meet a girl at hôtel and she act shady and made me feel weird. Instead of room numb to come up so told me.to wait front of lobby amd she hop in my ride first?? Never heard that before..... When i said i was there she asked which car? I seen a jeep tj in front lot by doors and i was mayne 2 cars away in my dodge truck

 

Many girls lie with pics etc and i had weird feeling so i said jeep. Nobody comes out then boom !!! Rcmp truck outta no where comes and pulls out jeep driver. My heart dropped and reversrd and got hell out of there.

 

Put number i used in keywords and seen they used samw number for likr 20 diff ads here in Winnipeg. A sex charge regardless if just a john is some thing none of us need lol be safe out there some of these girls lie cheat and steal

    If uncomfortable with conditions and last minute changes, you should simply say "no" instead of throwing random people under the bus. If real, you're lucky they didn't trace your number. They should have.

   Sting operations are real concerns. But not normally as lazy unless for quick fines instead of criminal charges.

   Do your homework. And when in doubt, walk away to avoid more drama.

   

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6 hours ago, Greenteal said:

    If uncomfortable with conditions and last minute changes, you should simply say "no" instead of throwing random people under the bus. If real, you're lucky they didn't trace your number. They should have.

   Sting operations are real concerns. But not normally as lazy unless for quick fines instead of criminal charges.

   Do your homework. And when in doubt, walk away to avoid more drama.

   

holly catfish! I hope verified SP are more reliable! todays world is in so much turmoil! Thank you

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On 5/23/2020 at 3:01 AM, Lightskinlatin said:

Somethin happen to me while back i never told anyone about stings. Make sure the number is only for said girl. I didnt and found same number used for like 20 girls why.......

 

I wenr to meet a girl at hôtel and she act shady and made me feel weird. Instead of room numb to come up so told me.to wait front of lobby amd she hop in my ride first?? Never heard that before..... When i said i was there she asked which car? I seen a jeep tj in front lot by doors and i was mayne 2 cars away in my dodge truck

 

Many girls lie with pics etc and i had weird feeling so i said jeep. Nobody comes out then boom !!! Rcmp truck outta no where comes and pulls out jeep driver. My heart dropped and reversrd and got hell out of there.

 

Put number i used in keywords and seen they used samw number for likr 20 diff ads here in Winnipeg. A sex charge regardless if just a john is some thing none of us need lol be safe out there some of these girls lie cheat and steal

 

Okay: let's add some perspective. First time poster and member since minutes before this first post????? Could simply be Joy Smith, one of the proponents of bill C-36, spreading fear and disarray into the industry she so vehemently opposes. 

The police don't generally have resourced to execute stings like this. I'm not holding my breath to hear from Lightskinlatin again. As my grandfather used to say: ' I could be wrong, I was once'

At this stage no Canadian law was broken. Calling bullshit.

Careful assessment and research are always important but let's keep the focus (fuck us?) where it needs to be.

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20 minutes ago, waterat said:

Okay: let's add some perspective. First time poster and member since minutes before this first post????? Could simply be Joy Smith, one of the proponents of bill C-36, spreading fear and disarray into the industry she so vehemently opposes. 

The police don't generally have resourced to execute stings like this. I'm not holding my breath to hear from Lightskinlatin again. As my grandfather used to say: ' I could be wrong, I was once'

At this stage no Canadian law was broken. Calling bullshit.

Careful assessment and research are always important but let's keep the focus (fuck us?) where it needs to be.

    I also question his story. But this kind of sting is plausible if done with the intent of sending a message to clients. As most will rather pay a fine for solicitation than fight it in court, I doubt they would get much resistance. I still question the method and if it really happened, but we seen worst cases of abuse of power before.

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