Screening a Newbie is often a challenging experience for everyone involved. The challenge lies in convincing the Newbie that its Okay to provide the information requested (usually personal information) while not freaking him out, sending him running into the arms of a Provider (another term for an Escort/Entertainer) with less stringent screening methods.
Please note that an escort who doesn’t screen, is usually:
a. New to the industry herself and has yet to get truly burned by not screening. Anyone who works as an escort/entertainer for any length
of time will quickly learn the importance of screening! OR
b. Is a cop, eager to set you up.
Verification Site Memberships = No Personal Information
There is really only one way for a Newbie to avoid providing Personal Information (to be used for Screening purposes) and that is to become a member of one of the Paid Online Client/Escort Verification Services, such as Preferred 411 or Date-Check (for more information on these sites and for Free Trial Memberships, please read the post “Memberships”).
Unfortunately, because there is always a waiting period between applying for membership and being granted one (up to four business days!), Verification Site Memberships is not always ta viable way to screen the Newbie Client, especially if he has a short window of opportunity!
“Can I See You NOW?”
Some clients will not have 4 days to wait on an answer from the verification sites. Often times I am contacted because a window of opportunity, not normally present, has opened up in the new clients schedule, which adds urgency to getting him screened, approved and scheduled. I do my best to accommodate these situations so that the new clients window of opportunity doesn’t shut before he can some fun but I can make no promises or guarantees.
Whenever possible it is best to contact me at least 24 hours in advance of the time you wish to be seen (72 hours advance contact is optimal) so that I am afforded the time to gather your information, verify it, get ready for my session with you and still maintain whatever else I happen to have scheduled around that time.
How to Screen The Newbie?
For the Newbie without no time to spare, I must gather personal information. I don’t want or need a complete profile. I do my best to not be overtly invasive, by gathering only the bare minimum needed to feel confident that you are who you say you are and that you are not now, nor will you become, a member of any law enforcement agency or operation.
Newbie Verification Methods:
Below I list the various methods by which I can screen a Newbie client. I never use just one method; I always combine two or more methods so that I can be certain I am not making a mistake by meeting with this person who has never been seen by anyone in my industry (The adult Industry). There is a combination of several methods, which when employed can provide the escort with the assurance she needs. She may require that the newbie cooperate with one or all of the following screening methods.
1. Photo Verification:
Photo Verification is a 2-step process. First, the client will send the escort a copy of his State Issued Driver’s License or Identification Card. The client would be able to scratch out all identifying information except for the state insignia, his name and his photo.
The second step is to make sure that the photo on the DL/ID is that of the client. To do this the client will snap and submit a “selfie” (a photo one takes of one’s self often with the aid of a mirror) holding up a piece of paper with a written phrase as instructed or making a specific gesture.
If by comparison the escort is reasonably confident that the two photos are of the same person then the potential client has successfully passed Photo Verification.
2. Employment Verification:
Unfortunately, this is not as straight forward as it sounds. Because the client and escort have not met, she will need to be certain that the person she is verifying employment for is in fact the person trying to see her.
The client will have had to pass the Photo Verification test. Then he will need to submit documentation showing where employed and bearing the same name that is on his DL/ID. This can be a business card, a company issued ID card, a check stub, an envelope, or even a piece of letterhead.
Using the information she now has: His company name and the potential clients name, she can contact the employer and ask to speak with the potential client. Assuming the potential client is not at work (because he is trying to see her), she should get his voicemail message. She can then attempt to compare the voice heard on the voicemail message with the voice of the person who contacted her.
If she is reasonably satisfied with the results then the newbie will have passed Employment Verification.
3. Social Media Verification:
Another way that an escort can potentially screen a newbie client is by verifying his social media accounts. To do this the newbie may be asked to supply his Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn and/or Twitter account information.
Located on the social media pages will be contact information, which she can use to send the client a special phrase or series of letters and/or numbers. Then she can send the client a private message via the social media site and require that the client respond with the special phrase she sent him. Assuming that the client responds accurately and quickly the escort will be able to accept that the pages legitimately belong to him and he will have passed the Social Media Verification.
To assure herself further that the pages are that of the potential client, she will most likely, use the photos gathered in the first method mentioned, “Photo Verification”, for comparison to the photos found on the social media pages.
The same methods employed to screen Newbies may also be utilized to screen potential clients who do not have memberships with any of the verification sites and whose escort references cannot be reached.
I only keep your personal information and documentation while I am screening you. Once you have been granted approval for a session with me I delete everything else you sent me. When I say I delete EVERYTHING, I mean: Every link (to your business website or social networking pages), every document (drivers license, business cards), and every photo (unless you specifically grant me permission to save a pic with your contact information), EVERYTHING!
I do need to keep some basic information just so that I will know who you are when you contact me. I keep your first name, phone number, e-mail address, Preferred 411 and/or Date-Check member ID #’s (if you have them), all stored in code, in my password protected and encrypted contact list. I will designate your contact listing with your screening status, abbreviated: Approved (APRVD), Refused (RFSD), Pending (PNDG) or Failed (FAIL).
“How can an escort accommodate this type of potential client without violating her personal verification practices?”
Please note that any documentation gathered during the screening and verification process will only be used for that purpose, will never be passed onto a third party, and will be retained no longer than is absolutely necessary to grant approval to the client. Upon completion of the verification process, all documentation gathered is deleted and/or destroyed.
If you can suggest another way that you think is effective for screening clients, not listed above, please use the “Questions, Comments & Suggestions” form to submit your idea for Bridgette’s review.
“Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to read this post!”