Beware of Imitations
It has been brought to My attention over the past couple of months that My images are being used in various adverts, and on BDSM and dating sites, more recently I have also been made aware that an email address, very similar to My own has also been given alongside My stolen images.
I am not the first, and certainly will not be the last to experience this online fraudulent behavior.
I thought I would share a few tips to try and keep submissives safe when seeking out a new Mistress, Disciplinarian, or other professional in the online BDSM world. This article is mainly directed to those seeking services from a professional, as opposed to those seeking friendships from non professionals, but I hope the advice may come in handy on many levels.
Here are a few ideas to check (as far as you can), the authenticity of the person you are communicating with:
- RESEARCH! Ask yourself, does this person/profile have any traceable background, or is it linked to any other profile, website, or advertisement? – Many professionals keep their website, social medias, and advertisements closely linked, for example, My Twitter profile is listed on My website, and vice versa. It is easier than ever to search on the internet to link together the various material from providers, if a mysterious Twitter profile pops up with no listed website or other professional advertisements, little content, and no genuine references, then proceed with caution.
- The devil is in the detail – Be sure to check, and check again when it comes to email addresses, user names or phone numbers, if you suddenly receive a message on Twitter from ‘MissAnnaElite1’ claiming that this is Miss Anna’s new account, yet her old account is still active and has no mention of setting up a new one, question it, the same goes for phone numbers, email addresses etc.
- Reverse image search – If you get sent an image and are unsure if it is a genuine reflection of the person you are communicating with online, reverse image search it! This should bring up all of the other places in which the same image is being used online, if the image has been stolen, the search will most likely bring up the place or profile the image has been taken from.
- If it seems too good to be true, it usually is – Use your common sense, and do not commit to anything, unless you are 100% sure of who you are talking to, and if you are planning to meet, what will be happening during this meet. If you have concerns, most professionals will think nothing of giving reassurance where needed, and pointing you in directions on where to find reviews, testimonials and references to put your mind at ease.
If you stumble across something on the internet that doesn't seem quite right, and you know the original source of the content, let it be known to who the content belongs to, I am always so grateful when a submissive points out fake profiles, or places that My images are being used, if you think this is happening to a provider you know, tell them, they will thank you for it. If you are sure the profile is fake, and this has been confirmed by the owner of the content, then report the profile, and help get fake profiles removed from the internet.
Thank you for reading,
Miss Anna X
Posted on 23rd October 2017