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Wondering if any SWs use discreet emails for etransfer of deposits?  Seems any email that depicts a female name would be a barrier for many potential clients.  Shared financial records and accounts are common in many homes...and many would not want to explain who/what the $200 etransfer was for.  Having an email referencing sports or auto supplies would make the process much more client friendly....I think.  Emails like [email protected] should provide a greater level of discretion and may increase  the number and frequency of clients who visit providers.

 

Thoughts and perspectives would be appreciated.

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I think most SWs who request deposits have a discreet email for the purpose, although I'm not sure if they're all stereotypically guy-ish things like cars and sports :) But they understand that many clients have to avoid anything that might look suspicious.

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5 hours ago, Sumac said:

  Emails like [email protected] should provide a greater level of discretion and may increase  the number and frequency of clients who visit providers.

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As my bank doesn't show who transfers are being sent to or received from I assumed this was the case for everyone. I'll be making a second (third?) e-mail for this exact purpose. 

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Although I understand your possition, this could backfire.

 

If an escort gives me an email [email protected], that would be a red light right away. Is she being pimpped? Is this a scam? Would there be someone else besides the girl?

 

Also, banks are now disclosing real identity, Mine does.

An alternative would be the girls start accepting credit/debit and in the charge description put something like "GROCERIES INC".

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I said this before about a year ago, Square allows anyone to accept credit cards online/in person, you can setup anything as the company name and it will show up as "SQ*Name" on the transaction.

 

The downside is that it still captures the real name of the credit card holder.  So you'd want to get a prepaid card to be completely discrete. 

 

It would cost up to about 3% per transaction, but I think if I was a SP, I'd want to use it to make life easier.

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Square isn't adult friendly, and I believe will close our account should anyone report us, as well as make it hard to claim our balance when they do.

Too risky for my liking

 

Chargebacks are also an issue, which is why some of us don't absolutely hate the other platforms that allow us to process payments; even with the hefty charges that we have to pay to use them, unwarranted chargebacks are more easily avoided with the middleman.

 

Joe blow may not care about screwing over an Independent sp for 300+, but one tends to reconsider when it would come with a ban from his beloved site 

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Interesting perspectives.  Can see the value of deposits for sure....especially for clients where a high level of earned trust has not yet been established.  Joint accounts just make for awkward discussions....so obscure etransfer names would help.  As would the end of this darn Covid stuff.

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