Tip of the Day: How to avoid scams from Adult Webcam Models

Periscope the popular live broadcasting app allow users to interact with their audience during an live stream. It have become a popular destination for Amateur Adult Models; whom use this app to extend their services and charge their viewers an Admission fee to gain access to their show. It might sound like a great idea initially, but it has unfortunately opened the door for  "criminal opportunist" looking to scam you out of your hard earned money! We call it the "Scope Scam".

Here's how the Scope scam works....
  • First they broadcast a live public stream with a title or headline that advertise a live private show.
  • Then they request for you to send them the minimum amount of $5-10 through Ca$h App.
..... sounds simple right? This scam plays on the fact that most unsuspecting men or women are extremely trusting and/or gullible. And because the amount of the admission's fee is usually small, most people will just take the lost. Money transfer apps like Ca$h App, Vimeo and Apple Pay was designed to make it simple to send funds to your family or friends instantly. It wasn't designed to conduct business transactions. Most online services don't have an option to dispute an transaction to receive an refund, except for paypal. So, if you don't receive your product you're completely out of luck and your Local Bank might not help you receive your money back. For example Square Inc., the company that owns Ca$h app have secret deals already in-place with financial institutes around the U.S. and globally to refuse all reverse transactions, because it's costly and time consuming. Because of this loophole it opened the door for scammers that's looking to make a quick buck. Also, The risk of getting criminally prosecuted are low, and the rewards are very high.

How Do I avoid being scammed?

I have carefully observed hundreds of live broadcasts over the last 2 years and identified the common traits shared among all of the 'Scope Scammers' and learned the Do's and Don't(s).
  • Previews Never send money to an periscope user acting as an Amateur Adult Model if they don't have any preview material. Their page should have recorded broadcasts that displays their body. Nudity isn't allowed on public broadcasts, but they can be in a state of undress, like being shirtless wearing underwear or a towel. They first need to prove that they have a willingness to be nude. Ask yourself the following questions: Do they know how to attract a crowd? Are they a natural freak? How much do they talk about sex during their live broadcasts? Have you ever seen them on webcam wearing the bare minimum?  If they don't seem like a very sexual person, you're probably right. It's a high risk that they are a scammer.
  • Good Reviews This is the most important factor. What are the other users saying about this broadcaster? Are there giving him or her good reviews? Do they have any complaints or a bad reputation? A model is only as good as their last show. They have the potential of scamming you at any particular time.  Be on guard. And If they receive a bad review take it seriously.
  • Tracking System Every great webcam model has a system in place to track their customer's payments to ensure that they will receive their product on time. I've seen models use different strategies such as writing their customer's names on a piece of paper, request their fans to send a screenshot of your receipt to their email or include screen-name in the subject-line of an invoice. If they ask you to send money without a plan, avoid them at all costs.
  •  Professionalism You should evaluate the model's ability to communicate. Are they able to give you clear details about their services? How do they handle issues? Make sure they have the skills to handle common issues.
  • Schedule Times The Model must ensure that you will receive your product in a timely manner. Find out if they are scheduling their shows immediately or at a later time. In case you or the performer miss the show, ask if they have a good policy for make-up rescheduled shows.
They also need to have their "terms of service" set and locked-in, and not change them every second. If they constantly change their terms like the cost of the fees or showtimes, it leaves confusion and distrust. Avoid any model that's not clear and direct.

Ultimately the Model should have a strong desire to act in the fans best interest and willing to do what's necessary to set themselves apart from the Scope Scammers to be successful. I hope this helps! Be safe.



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