Camgirl: how to protect your privacy?

The camgirl profession can involve certain risks, it is therefore important to protect one’s privacy. The first risk is being recognized by the loved ones, but also by strangers who could annoy you if they got their hands on your personal information (such as your real name, address or telephone number). Here are some tips for staying safe and running your business with confidence.

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Do not give out information

The first advice is not to give out sensitive information yourself. Don’t be fooled by pushy, kind-looking, or upset men. Under no circumstances should you give in to their demands and reveal to them your real identity or address. Refuse any physical meetings (no matter the location). Remember that it’s important from the very start of your career to choose a pseudonym under which you will present yourself as a camgirl. Find a sexy name that matches your personality (or the character you created for yourself) but don’t be tempted to make an anagram of the letters of your first name or your last name or to keep your first name (or your 2nd or 3rd first name). The more you move away from your real identity, the safer it will be for you and your peace of mind.

 

Block

You can use the functionality to set up a block by geographic area, if you wish to remain discreet in your country of residence. This feature is available on most camming platforms and allows you not to be visible in one or more countries of your preference. This will save you from the risk of coming face to face with a loved one or your neighbour! Be aware though that by doing this you cut yourself off from a part of your audience; especially in your native language. 

 

Information on your website

If you have a website, be wary of the information you put up when you create it. In particular, when buying a domain name, you give your name, your email address and this information is not private. Anyone can access this data from your host or the domain registration company. To protect your information, choose the privacy protection function or the WHOIS protection with the company where you buy your domain name or hosting. Besides, if you don’t have a site, you can build one on model.cam to promote your activity (brand).

 

Read the advice given by the platform

The platform on which you are registered has a page of advice on how to best protect your privacy. Take a good look at that page, it’s a real gold mine. Also, take a tour of the site’s security features and do not hesitate to block, ban or report any member who is disrespectful, insistent or too curious.

 

Watch your discussions

Do you like chatting with your viewers to bond with them? Very good idea, they like to feel close to you. However,  be careful with the topics that you cover. Do not discuss local news or weather conditions (even if it is an easy subject and seems harmless). You have 2 solutions: either refuse to answer these questions or remain as vague as possible in your answers.

 

Using the Amazon wish-list: danger

It’s tempting to be able to get gifts from fans and the Amazon’s wishlist is quite comprehensive. However, confidentiality will not be respected via this site and your address will appear on the customer’s receipt. Use a camming platform which offers this kind of service with the utmost respect for your privacy.

 

Beware of the links posted by your viewers

If one of your viewers puts a link in the chat or in a private message on social networks or in any other way possible, never click on it. It could be that this link will allows him to retrieve your IP address, which would give a relatively precise indication of your location (unless you are using a proxy). If in doubt, avoid clicking on it.

 

Sharing photos that have been previously posted to your personal social networks

A photo posted on a personal social network and then shared in your Camgirl activity can link your separate lifestyles. Indeed a simple search on Google images will take your fans directly to your personal account. It is therefore very important to separate your real life and your camgirl photos too and create a barrier between the two.

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Beware of using Paypal

If you want to cash in on other products (videos, subscription to a premium Snapchat account, etc.) outside of your camming platform, avoid using Paypal. First of all, sex work is against its terms of service. Also, the name associated with your account will appear on the transaction invoice.

 

Send mail or a package to a fan

A fan may ask you to send them panties in a package. Even if this type of business can be profitable, be aware that there will be many identifiers on the package to provide a location. Even if you do not enter your personal address that of the post office will be traceable.

 

Talk about your family or friends

As with the weather, talking about family or friends with fans is not a good idea. Reveal as little personal information as possible to your viewers, especially about people close to you. Also, do not give out the professions of family members, even if you are asked a lot of questions to “get to know you”. You should not answer anything too specific or too personal. Again, it is better to remain vague with answers or even make things up.

 

Location

Pay close attention to your location. If you stream from home do so with solid backgrounds. Beware of what could be visible from your window (light panels and other signs) that could indicate your location. Also beware of personal items (picture frames and other items) that may have your real first name.

 

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