It used to be the case that when you saw "Verified" pics on E-I, you could pretty much count on getting the girl in the pic, but the last few months there have been serveral cases of "Fake Verified" pics as the clients would say.
Naturally, this is of concern, to me, and to all clients that use this website.
I know our critics like to blame all this on E-I... But I have to defend our staff in this regard, because I know they work really hard to correctly judge photos as "Verified" or "Not Verified" and I think they are doing the best job they can in the circumstances.
Essentially, we CANNOT personally visit all the escorts listed on this website regularly to check they are who they say they are - I know this is what a lot of clients would like us to do but IT WOULD ACTUALLY BE AGAINST THE LAW FOR US TO DO THIS (It would make us organisers and controllers of prostitution to be precise!).
So, we can have to rely on other methods to verify or not verify photos as genuine, like getting the word of an escort photographer, client or other person we feel we can trust that photos are genuine, or getting ladies to send us pictures of themselves holding todays newspaper or similar to confirm they look like the girl in the pics they've sent us to publish.
For a couple of years, I think our methods for verifying photos have worked pretty well, but the last few months they don't seem to be working as well, and I think we have to be honest about this and do something about it now.
In an ideal world there wouldn't be a continual stream of escorts using fake photos and trying to fool us into believing they are real, but this isn't an ideal world and unfortunately this is happening more and more.
I know some clients have been very vocal lately telling us to 'pull our socks up' etc in this regard. What these clients don't seem to realise is that our staff never stop working very hard to make sure the information published on this site is as accurate as possible, but the problems we have faced in this area lately have been massive... The only reason clients haven't realised how massive they've become is that Sarah and Natasha have been doing a fantastic job at not being fooled by lying escorts 99+% of the time.
So, what are we to do... Should we simply get rid of the Verified / Non-Verified Photos system? It seems a shame to do that, but I'd be the first to admit that there is no point having it if it is not working.
Before we go down that road though, I've had an idea that I hope may improve things. It is not without flaws, but it is the best idea I've got, and I would like to at least trial it for 1 month:
My idea, the new rule, is: ESCORTS WHO HAVE OPTED OUT OF THE REVIEWS SYSTEM CANNOT HAVE VERIFIED GENUINE PHOTOS.
This means, if escorts want to have verified photos, they are going to have to accept reviews also... They can no longer have their photos verified genuine and refuse all reviews.
The problem with allowing ladies to have verified photos and refuse reviews is that certain ladies abuse this system.
A common example: An escort who has verified photos decides to leave town, but, instead of cancelling her ad, she gives it to a friend. The friend and the original escort are obviously not the same person and thus the clients calling for the escort are now being conned as they are no longer getting what they expected to get... However, because the lady is opted out of the review system, the clients can't share this information and thus the scam just continues on and on, wasting clients' time and money and giving this site a bad name and the industry a bad name.
We have to put a stop to scams like the above and the only logical way I can think to do that is if we now say to escorts "Sorry - If you are not going to allow reviews we cannot verify your photos genuine."
I'm sorry more and more ladies have chosen not to accept reviews over time. I know there are ladies out there who have opted out of the reviews system for valid reasons nothing to do with their being a poor service provider, but there are also ladies opted out because they are poor service providers, and, at least when nearly everyone was accepting reviews if a picture verification was wrong the clients could have their say in a review, but now the client cannot even do that if the lady has opted out of reviews.
I know this solution isn't perfect, but I would really appreciate support and feedback from good clients and good escorts alike here - I am not the bad guy here - The bad guys are the escorts determinted to get fake photos verified genuine and then refuse all reviews so the clients they con can't ever warn others... And we have to put a stop to this for the good of this industry.