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hey Los Angeles guys! (or visitors of Los Angeles)

 

I'm really attracted to black guys and there seems to be a lack of black escorts in Los Angeles, however, there are quite a few on the backpage site. Has anyone had a successful meeting with any of the guys from backpage? I know these guys seem to be less legit and not "pro's" but that doesn't mean they wouldn't provide a great time. I've talked to a few of the guys through email and they seem nice but i'm too nervous to take the plunge in case they are just scammers.

 

Would love any suggestions!

 

Thanks!

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hey Los Angeles guys! (or visitors of Los Angeles)

 

I'm really attracted to black guys and there seems to be a lack of black escorts in Los Angeles, however, there are quite a few on the backpage site. Has anyone had a successful meeting with any of the guys from backpage? I know these guys seem to be less legit and not "pro's" but that doesn't mean they wouldn't provide a great time. I've talked to a few of the guys through email and they seem nice but i'm too nervous to take the plunge in case they are just scammers.

 

Would love any suggestions!

 

Thanks!

 

 

Even though I am good at image searches and telephone searches and checking things beyond necessity, I have been stung by Backpage ads more than once.

 

Just the other day, for example, I answered this Backpage ad:http://losangeles.backpage.com/MaleEscorts/big-pipe-super-9/47687812

 

You can see from the photos in the ad that the guy is handsome and well built and that the ad claimed various things about the guy.

 

I text him then talked with him on the phone. He seemed really nice and I let down my guard.

 

I should have picked up on some of the things he said that were not good. One thing, specifically, should have alerted me to a problem such as when he said "don't meet me in the lobby of your hotel, just tell me the room number and I will come up."

 

Normally, that would not be an issue. Except in this case, it was. I should have insisted on meeting him downstairs but I trusted him because nothing negative came up in searches and he seemed sincere. He called me at least five times prior to the meeting.

 

While I waited for him in the room, my cell phone rang. It was he and he said he was at my hotel room door. I opened the door. Instead of the guy in the photos of the ad, a huge tall fat Black man quickly entered my room. He was not only huge and fat, but he had a long and nasty scruffy beard with long hair. Clearly, he was not the person in the ad.

 

Obviously, the event was not pleasant. I am more paranoid about fake ads now than I was prior to this incident.

 

There are so many phony ads. How does one protect against that? I don't know. That is just the way it is. The luck of the draw seems to prevail.

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Backpage is especially risky. Probably more than any other site, though even the big legitimate sites have fake photos. This is another example: http://losangeles.backpage.com/MaleEscorts/young-white-jock-for-fun-tonight-26/47750149

 

But the pics are of a straight model in the east coast who is always been on the east coast and never even visited LA. Wonder who would actually show up at the door.

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Even though I am good at image searches and telephone searches and checking things beyond necessity, I have been stung by Backpage ads more than once.

 

Just the other day, for example, I answered this Backpage ad:http://losangeles.backpage.com/MaleEscorts/big-pipe-super-9/47687812

 

You can see from the photos in the ad that the guy is handsome and well built and that the ad claimed various things about the guy.

 

I text him then talked with him on the phone. He seemed really nice and I let down my guard.

 

I should have picked up on some of the things he said that were not good. One thing, specifically, should have alerted me to a problem such as when he said "don't meet me in the lobby of your hotel, just tell me the room number and I will come up."

 

Normally, that would not be an issue. Except in this case, it was. I should have insisted on meeting him downstairs but I trusted him because nothing negative came up in searches and he seemed sincere. He called me at least five times prior to the meeting.

 

While I waited for him in the room, my cell phone rang. It was he and he said he was at my hotel room door. I opened the door. Instead of the guy in the photos of the ad, a huge tall fat Black man quickly entered my room. He was not only huge and fat, but he had a long and nasty scruffy beard with long hair. Clearly, he was not the person in the ad.

 

Obviously, the event was not pleasant. I am more paranoid about fake ads now than I was prior to this incident.

 

There are so many phony ads. How does one protect against that? I don't know. That is just the way it is. The luck of the draw seems to prevail.

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When I ran a google image search on this ad's close up picture it led me to this site showing that the pics were stolen:

 

http://gmagazineoliveira.blogspot.com/2013/06/pedro.html

 

 

The phone number search turned up a link showing that at least one other guy was linked to the same number

 

http://gayphonesearch.com/402-913-0407

 

 

The gayphonesearch site is a useful resource. Because they aggregate Backpage ads they can often turn up fake ads. These days I'll take an ad's phone number and drop it into the URL for that site.

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When I ran a google image search on this ad's close up picture it led me to this site showing that the pics were stolen:

 

http://gmagazineoliveira.blogspot.com/2013/06/pedro.html

 

 

The phone number search turned up a link showing that at least one other guy was linked to the same number

 

http://gayphonesearch.com/402-913-0407

 

 

The gayphonesearch site is a useful resource. Because they aggregate Backpage ads they can often turn up fake ads. These days I'll take an ad's phone number and drop it into the URL for that site.

 

I guess I am not good at image and phone searches after all. I used Google image and a phone search but nothing came up prior to my getting involved with the fraudster.

 

Now, when I reproduce the search, it produces what you found.

 

It is not comforting to realize that searches work only sometimes.

 

We really are vulnerable to the bogus ads even if we take normal precautions.

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I stopped looking at Backpage months ago. It's just not worth it.

 

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Based on my experiences and observations, I believe that you are justified in your opinion and actions concerning Backpage.

 

However, there are also countless bogus ads on rentboy, rentmen, hourboy etc.

 

How does one decide which ad is fake and which ad is not fake? Searches are only reliable when they function, which is not always.

 

Unquestionably and percentage wise, the ads on Backpage have a greater rate of being fake than do the ads from other sites where "escorts" advertise. But those other sites also have a high percentage of fake ads.

 

In the final analysis, there is no guaranty of authenticity for any escort ad, regardless of where the ad is found. Being victimized via bogus ads just goes with the territory.

 

I thought I was careful and knowledgeable about image searches and phone searches and so forth. However, those searches do not always work as evidenced by my earlier post.

 

I guess it is like the proverbial "build a better mousetrap" for vetting fraudulent ads.

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Although there is no 100% sure safe way that I know of, I have had good luck with Backpage. Of course, I try to be careful, I generally only take IN calls (at the escort's/masseur's place) and I try to get a sense of him beforehand and manage expectations. Again, nothing is foolproof (and postings here and reviews really help) but I've had many good experiences off of Backpage.

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Although there is no 100% sure safe way that I know of, I have had good luck with Backpage. Of course, I try to be careful, I generally only take IN calls (at the escort's/masseur's place) and I try to get a sense of him beforehand and manage expectations. Again, nothing is foolproof (and postings here and reviews really help) but I've had many good experiences off of Backpage.

 

 

Your post sounds encouraging.

 

Considering that you have "many good experiences off of Backpage" could you possibly post a link to an example of one or two that you think might not be a bogus ad?

 

That might give me an idea who to consider. Thanks -

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