What is it?
On the well-known advertising platform Kinky there was a so-called Fakers list. Users could put untrustworthy customers on a kind of blacklist to warn each other. Clients can be annoying for various reasons. There are the "time wasters" who never make it to an appointment, there are the "no shows" who don't show up at a hotel or home reception or give a fake address, and there are customers who are downright dangerous. They assault, rape or rob sex workers. And there are also police who will try to trap you. In short, plenty of reason to warn each other.
What can it mean for a sex worker?
The uproar was great among sex workers when suddenly the Kinky Fakers list disappeared. It was not allowed by the AVG. Strictly speaking, the Data Protection Authority right, but a very important means of safe working was taken out of our hands.
Other initiatives were quickly launched, often from within sex workers themselves. There are also warning platforms internationally, because sex workers and clients do not always respect national borders.
One project that ultimately does stand the test of criticism from the Personal Data Authority is UglyMugs. Based on an initiative from the UK, this was also set up by STI AIDS in collaboration with sex workers. This is a warning system for violent clients, unfortunately not for the fakers who make you drive or wait for nothing.
What can you do?
Using various alert platforms makes working as an escort or home receiver a lot safer. But above all, help fill such Faker lists by reporting your bad clients.
The blacklist that sex workers used to avoid creeps has been removed (vice.com)