Screening your clients in one way or another is both tedious and a necessity. If you work for an escort agency they’re going to take care of this for you, and at points I thought this was reason enough to work for an escort agency! There’s not a lot to be said on this topic but I will try to explain as much as possible and be as thorough as possible because this is an important aspect of the business that I don’t want to just skim over.
There are three reasons to verify clients:
1) Make sure they aren’t a serial killer. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic but the point being that you’re about to be alone with them and due to the nature of your work it’s not like every one you know will know where you are. There are a lot of bad things that can happen and so doing your due diligence to limit those chances is not only a good idea, it’s a necessity. If you can verify the client’s identity prior to meeting up with him and have someone who can go to the police and tell them who you were last with, that can literally be the difference between life and death.
2) Make sure the client isn’t a time waster. A lot of times when you’re booking a date as an escort it involves scheduling, driving out to see the client or making sure you’re ready to receive them at your place. Escorts put a lot of time and effort goes into dates and you want to be stood up. Knowing the clients real name, phone number and other details ensures the client isn’t a time waster.
3) Make sure the client isn’t law enforcement. Stings aren’t all that common with escorts, but they can happen and you’d hate to have any regrets. So if you feel something isn’t right, verifying for the purpose of law enforcement screening can be the smart choice.
So now that you know why you should be screening your clients, let me explain how to screen your clients. These are all different methods of screening, and you can do one or more different methods, depending on what you feel is necessary. Keep in mind you don’t need to screen every client, go with your gut and trust yourself. If somebody calls out of the blue and wants to see you right away and it gives you a bad gut feeling, screen them in every way possible to either eliminate them or to eliminate the bad feeling you’re getting. However if you know someone from a message board, and you’ve spoke to them a bunch of times and you haven’t personally spoke to any of the other escorts he’s been with but you know there haven’t been any vocal complaints etc you can just go ahead without screening at all – if you want to. It’s completely up to you.
1) Name & phone number.
You want to at least get their name and phone number, this is standard practice and most clients won’t have a problem giving you this information. Once they give you their phone number, let them know you will give them a call right back. Immediately check to see who the owner of the phone is and what the address is, by doing a reverse phone look up. This should take less than 2 minutes and once you’ve done that you call them back right away. Now that you have a little verified information about them you can ask them if it’s their address, if it’s a business or home, etc. Having this kind of information written down – especially if that’s the address you’re going to – can help you out if something goes wrong.
2) Place of work.
Some escorts require that their clients tell them their place of work and work number. This isn’t to pry into the client’s life, but it’s additional security if you know where he works. It’s also helpful in eliminating him as law enforcement because if he has a job as a VP of a venture capital firm, chances are he doesn’t moonlight as an undercover police officer.
3) References from other escorts.
The best kind of screening you can possibly get, but also the most difficult sometimes, is getting references from other escorts. If a client has 2-3 references from escorts that have ads on the internet so you can also verify that his references are real people and not just accomplices in a grand scheme to GET YOU! Lol sorry, anyway…having those references allows you to be 100% sure that he’s real, verify what kind of client he is by asking the escort’s he’s been with and to be 100% sure he’s not law enforcement.
4) Show me the goods!
If you have any doubts at the outset of an appointment on whether a client is law enforcement or not, you can ask him to expose himself before exchanging money or talking details. If he refuses, just leave. If he does expose himself, then you can be sure he’s not law enforcement because police officers are not allowed to expose themselves in a sting.
5) Reverse engineering.
If a client sends you an email and you want to find out who they are, it’s never a bad idea to do a little snooping. A lot of clients will email you from their “secret” emails, but a lot email straight from their regular accounts. Do a google search for the client’s email, do a facebook search, do a myspace search, do a hi5.com search, do a search for his email in as many different places as you can. If the email is email@example.com (for example) then also search google for “johnny_loves_pizza” and see if anything comes up, because this could be his online alias that he uses to make posts on different message boards. If he’s been posting about raping and murdering escorts on some serial killer message board, you might want to move on. If he’s been posting on a sports or hobby website, you might find out he’s a pretty normal guy.
That’s it for screening your escort clients. It’s definitely tedious and one of the worst parts about being an escort, but it’s absolutely necessary on all counts. Use your best judgement and always, always follow your gut. $500 is never worth getting yourself into any amount of trouble, shrug it off and move on to the next client.