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Author Topic: Is it me or have Adultwork lost the plot  (Read 7003 times)

Offline dom999

I subscribe to Alerts on AW

Virtually everything I receive is for the trash bin.  Blatant scams for private galleries

sick of adultwork, they cannot be trusted

Offline foresight

Set up an RSS feed from an AW search.
Quick to skim through and doesn't clutter your email

Offline Stiltskin

One good thing I've noticed of late, a lot of these fake profiles are deleted even before I've clicked on the link. Sometimes within an hour of receiving the email.

Offline NIK

I subscribe to Alerts on AW

Virtually everything I receive is for the trash bin.  Blatant scams for private galleries

sick of adultwork, they cannot be trusted

As far as I'm concerned they lost the plot years ago. I rarely bother with it anymore, although because of a number of cirumstances I'm not punting anyway at present. I've has one punt so far this year and when I was looking for one locally I found AW to be totally, utterly useless. Even placed a reverse booking which generated six replies, none of which appealed. One even wanted to come up from Warwickshire for an outcall, even though I'd specified incall only.
I actually don't think some of them bother to read properly.
And they complain about us not reading thier profiles properly.  :mad:

One thing they haven't lost though is the ability to make money out of people.  :mad:
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 04:43:41 PM by NIK »

Offline Wife4rent

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I subscribe to Alerts on AW
Virtually everything I receive is for the trash bin.  Blatant scams for private galleries
sick of adultwork, they cannot be trusted

Simply un-subscribe to the alerts

One good thing I've noticed of late, a lot of these fake profiles are deleted even before I've clicked on the link. Sometimes within an hour of receiving the email.

I think AW has done a lot in the past year to combat scams, but when the guys are so quick to spend money on looking at peoples private galleries then the scammers will still be looking to make money from it - don't blame Aw for the stupidity of others.

Personally I do not use any of their extra services to attract business other than the available today and showing my tel number. I advertise, if you see my ad then you contact me, I have no reason to contact you.

Offline Jimmyredcab

I subscribe to Alerts on AW

Virtually everything I receive is for the trash bin.  Blatant scams for private galleries

sick of adultwork, they cannot be trusted

Maybe you could suggest an alternative. ???????
We all know that Adultwork has to be used with extreme caution but if you use a bit of common sense there are some gems to be found, most of the scams stand out like a £6 note.  ;)


Offline dom999

it really is a big joke, i mean some of the profiles adultwork released for public view today, all stink of scams .. mind you, there are less and less new profiles every day so word must be spreading around.

less profiles = less punters = no interest.

oh dear

Offline NIK

it really is a big joke, i mean some of the profiles adultwork released for public view today, all stink of scams .. mind you, there are less and less new profiles every day so word must be spreading around.

less profiles = less punters = no interest.

oh dear

I would not be bothered if we helped to destroy AW. As a punter I have barely benefited from its existence. It has had a little of my money over the years, but I expect it has screwed much more out of some other poor punters.

Offline Wife4rent

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it really is a big joke, i mean some of the profiles adultwork released for public view today, all stink of scams..

Adultwork do NOT release profiles for public view, men place fake adverts to scam other men, with no brains and a hard on, profiles are made live immediately

mind you, there are less and less new profiles every day so word must be spreading around.

Yes, because AW have tightened up a lot on removing the scams and trying to stop them happening. The problem being that the urge for men to part with money to see a few dirty photos is so great that there is a mass of people placing fake profiles

I know somebody that in 2004/6 was making £2,000 a month from AW on fake profiles, those with brains will always make money out of those with a hard on.

With a 150,000 visitors a day it is a full time job to keep the scams away. It is so easy not to part with money, much easier than paying when you have no need to.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 08:24:18 PM by Wife4rent »

Offline Fannytastico

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I would not be bothered if we helped to destroy AW......
But for girls new to the business, and even old pros it's a real asset.  I would never have got into all this if AW hadn't made it so easy. 
With AW you can dip your toe in the water and see if it is for you, control your own bookings etc.  If I'd had to build my own website before trying it out, I would never have done it.  AW can be really good for getting your confidence up as a newbie.  Yes, you need to be careful, but don't we all?

Offline smiths

Adultwork do NOT release profiles for public view, men place fake adverts to scam other men, with no brains and a hard on, profiles are made live immediately

Yes, because AW have tightened up a lot on removing the scams and trying to stop them happening. The problem being that the urge for men to part with money to see a few dirty photos is so great that there is a mass of people placing fake profiles

I know somebody that in 2004/6 was making £2,000 a month from AW on fake profiles, those with brains will always make money out of those with a hard on.

With a 150,000 visitors a day it is a full time job to keep the scams away. It is so easy not to part with money, much easier than paying when you have no need to.

Men AND women place fake ads to con punters.

Offline smiths

But for girls new to the business, and even old pros it's a real asset.  I would never have got into all this if AW hadn't made it so easy. 
With AW you can dip your toe in the water and see if it is for you, control your own bookings etc.  If I'd had to build my own website before trying it out, I would never have done it.  AW can be really good for getting your confidence up as a newbie.  Yes, you need to be careful, but don't we all?

After having hundreds of punts off there its still the best resource there is. As i am only interested in WGs with phone numbers i dont even need to log-in, sure i have been scammed but i have had many times more better punts than bad.

I have punted with some real gems who were doing what you describe here, dipping their toes and seeing what response they got.

Offline enzio

I just don't get the people who complain about AW.  Its the only site I know where you can find some real gems at reasonable prices and know exactly what services a girl claims to provide.  What do people use instead; seriously?  Girls with there own web sites seem to charge more, are not as numerous as on AW and tend not to provide the specialist services you can find on AW.  Those that do provide some of the specialist services I want seem to charge at least £100 per hour more.  Why would I bother? OK I've wasted my time on AW three times with no show girls and have had one who was not what she advertised.  But that is 4 occasions in in about 15 punts.  The punts where the girls have turned up and have been what they have described have overwhelmingly made up for the bad punts.  I'm just slowly learning the tricks of the trade which will stop me getting conned.  Do you really think that if AW did not exist, people would not set up fake web sites, advertise fake profiles on other sites etc. so that they can scam the same people that get scammed on AW?

Yes, I'd love to have the initiative to start my own site similar to AW and offer a lot better customer service but I don't and I can only congratulate the people who run AW on the success they have made of it.  That's business.  At the end of the day, they would not be making money if they were not providing a service that we all pay for (whether payment be made by way of looking at fake profiles, girls who are not as they describe or for really excellent punts).  Long may AW continue (hopefully with time it may also improve its service; but that will probably take a lot of time and new owners)

Offline JockStar

Like using any online service, (such as ebay) you do your homework, read feedback etc. and make your informed decision.
If you do that then you wont get scammed, simple as. I've not been scammed from AW yet (touch wood ;) )

As said above post, AW is certainly a fantastic resource with the biggest bonus being that it is national.
Maye the OP (original poster) only punts locally - which is why he subscribed to alerts - but is there a local alternative to AW for him ??

Up in Scotland here, there are many 'escort' sites, but you just don't know what pics are fake etc as there is no discussion.
This is where forums like this one come in handy, and luckily there seems to be a few scots on here to help out !

I've used adultwork for a couple of years now and have had far more positive experiences than I have negative but it's really a case of common sense and Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware). I use adultwork to find escorts, I don't want to engage in phone chat or webcam and I've only ever looked at private galleries when it's 0.5 or 1 credit for 24 hours. I avoid WG's who ask "Speak to me on Direct Chat" or I will only see people who have looked at my private galleries.

If a WG wants to earn her living by seeing clients then she's NOT going to put unnecessary obstacles in the way of a prospective client making an appointment. I have learned to read and hopefully interpret feedback and to check out the feedback of clients who leave the feedback.

I'd rather see AW on line than not have it at all!

Well i use AW and by using it and common sense i have had some good finds .
Surely better than the no pic ads in the newspapers or the cards in the phone box .
When you get there if its not as advertised you can always walk away ...

Offline smiths

Well i use AW and by using it and common sense i have had some good finds .
Surely better than the no pic ads in the newspapers or the cards in the phone box .
When you get there if its not as advertised you can always walk away ...

I agree it is better than those methods. I always have an alternative plan B option nowadays so will walk if i am not happy, its just a shame so many punters think with their dicks and punt regardless, which bad providers rely on.

Offline Wife4rent

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the cards in the phone box .

Whoever met anybody that actually looked like the girl on the card in a phone box?

Offline Marmalade

The only plot AW have ever had is to make money. Expecting otherwise is like expecting a heroin addict at the back of Kings X to be there since she altruistically loves pleasing strangers. The secret is to be in control of your destiny instead of accepting what's handed out to the dumb public. In the case of the heroin addict, maybe her sister is clean and works for an agency. In the case of AW, read the Guide, read the scammer files to see how look for and avoid scams. Or in the case of misogynists (I can think of two on the forum) learn how to be a human being in the hop that you might attract one. All about putting the punter first!
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Offline Marmalade

I subscribe to Alerts on AW

Virtually everything I receive is for the trash bin.  Blatant scams for private galleries

How long does it take to click delete on an email? If you get too many, maybe tighten the alert criteria. Scan for doable-ness, add each to an AW hotfile or blacklist file. All that takes seconds. When you have time and inclination, review and sort your hotlist(s), routine-checking tineyes and things you may have missed before, moving some to blacklist. Of those left, add quick reminder comments in the AW notes section for each profile, including phone numbers if displayed or obtained. Divide default hotlist to Plan A (certs or near-certs) and Plan B backups or possibles.


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