I have already discussed how to use backpage.com and eros.com to look for ads for shemale escorts, but finding an ad featuring a hot trans lady with a reasonable price is not the end of your research, not even close to it.
Here is an ad I recently found on backpage:
The ad looks interesting, and the lady looks hot. The listed donation of $150 seems too good to be true. In fact, the lady is so hot, and the price is so good, that I begin to believe that it is too good to be true. Like all ads where I have an interest, I then start my secondary research. The first thing I generally do is run a google search on the phone number of the provider. This can give you all kinds of useful information. In this ad, the provider calls herself Michelle, and says she is an Italian Beauty. So, I run the search of the phone number through Google and what do I get:
After clicking on these ads, I see that the same phone number has been used by escorts calling themselves Sofia, Megan, and Cindy. At that point I am pretty much done, so I use the Tranny Lover’s best friend, a google image search. Here is one of the images.
I right click on the image and one of the choices is “copy image URL”
Click on Copy image Url and then go to google and click “Images” at the top of the screen. That brings up this:
Click on the little camera and then paste in the URL
Click the blue magnifying glass icon and run your search, and this is what comes up:
So, it turns out that the image is that of someone named Mony Mon, who is most definitely not a TS escort. The provider posting this ad used someone else’s photographs. This is a very commons situation. Ads will often feature photographs of beautiful women, trans or otherwise, who are not the actual provider. This is why image searching is so important. If you do not do an image search, you are doing yourself a disservice.
In a previous post, I have said that I greatly prefer eros.com as a site for finding trans/shemale escorts. There is a wrinkle when trying to do image searches for eros. When I try to right click on an image on an eros.com ad in order to capture the image url, I get this error box:
Eros.com, as you can see, disables right clicking on images, so you cannot use that tool to capture an image url. Do not despair, though, there is a work-around. If you have Windows 7, or a Mac, you can use the snipping tool (Windows) or the Command-Shift-4 command (Mac) to capture the image itself. Here is how it works on a Mac.
Find an image on an eros.com ad. Then click Command-Shift-4, which brings up a special cursor. Use the cursor to select the image, then the software captures whatever you have selected and creates a jpg image which is stored to your desktop (MAKE SURE TO DELETE THIS IMAGE AFTER YOU ARE DONE IF YOU SHARE THE COMPUTER WITH ANYONE!). Then go back to Google images and click on the camera. You will see a choice that says “upload an image.”
Click on “upload an image” and it brings up this screen
Click on “Choose File” and then pick the image you just saved. If you use the Chrome browser, you can also just drag the image into the selection box. Here are the results I got for the particular photograph:
What did I learn by this? At least I learned that the image is not a photograph of a famous model, and I also learned that the only other times it has appeared online are a few other ads for a trans/shemale escort in the Washington DC Area (Washington is the area of Eros.com that I was searching). I clicked on one of the ads, and this is what I found:
The image appears to be the same lady, but the phone number is different than the ad I saw on eros.com, and the two ads were posted one month apart from each other. This gives me pause, as different phone numbers in such a short period of time, especially phone numbers with different area codes, raise suspicions in my mind. Some escorts are not only willing to steal the photos of another woman (trans or otherwise), but their entire online identity. So, on this one, even though the lady is enticing, I would give her a pass.
Many ads have links to websites that the girls maintains. That is generally a halmark of a legit ad, with a girl that matches her photos, but it is no guarantee. I have arranged meetings with women with beautiful ads linked to eros.com or backpage.com ads, and they turn out not to be the girl depicted in the photographs.
Sometimes the photos used in the ads are so obviously fakes that you wonder who is ever going to fall for the deception. In a recent ad for eros.com, I came across this image for a girl advertising a $250 hourly rate.
I thought that it looked familiar, and I did a google image search, and determined that the image belonged to Ashley Graham, a famous plus-size model (pictured here in an image apparently from the same photo shoot):
This model is not an escort, or trans, in any way, shape, or form. So, the eros.com poster calling herself “VIP Vanessa Long” is apparently using fake photographs, and doing so in such a way that a brief google image search confirms it beyond any doubt. Caveat Emptor, baby!