Basic precautions to preserve your anonymity and avoid getting outed or getting busted
Don’t give a WG your real details, have a learned false name and job etc. Prostitutes don’t use their real name so why are you using yours? If you want to give your true first name give it but never ever give your real surname and other very specific details. Not even to a regular. There are a lot of nutters out there: you may get blackmailed for money, get threatened with outing in case you post a negative review, etc.
Use a punting phone or sim, don’t be tempted to use your own or business phone just in case. You can buy a sim from Tesco, ASDA etc for just 99p and top it up for £10. Various threads on UKP analysing this topic extensively e.g. this one. Note that for most of these PAYG SIMs the credit does not expire but if the number is unused for a certain period you lose the number (together with the credit). The maximum such period is 180 days and for some companies such as Vodafone and O2 the limit is 90days. Keep this in mind if you have a bunch of punting SIMs (and possibly a bunch of punting phones).
Prepaid debit/credit cards. Most pre-paid cards require to be sent to you by mail so not so untraceable. That said there are a few cards that you can buy from and top-up at selected stores. There is also the Virtual UKash prepaid card which you can also top up subsequently with UKash. You can buy UKash vouchers from selected stores. To buy, register and top up the prepaid card you can use a Tor Project browser. Register the card under a false name and false address. You can then make online payments such as registering and topping up a punting phone, booking hotels, etc. Remember you need to use the false name and address that you registered in order to complete such payments. Each time you use the card better to do so via Tor or VPN to preserve intractability.
Create a dedicated punting email address and make sure it does not contain your real name. Only use this address for punting, NOTHING ELSE.
Do not let your online persona/nickname be known, never talk about posting a review, what forums you post on, what your name is on the forums, nothing; do not ever mix online/offline. If shit ever goes down for any reason it’s another method of contact that can be used to screw you over.
Make sure your AdultWork or other escort directory username is not the same username you have used for other punting sites and forums. For example: working girl writes that same user name into Google which might happen to be John_4954834 and comes up with all your other profiles which might reveal small details about you. When they visit enough sites they will be able to build a profile of where and who you are. You can be sneaky with this and use someone else’s username from another site so if they do search it leads them to someone else. same tips go for your punting number too.
Tell no one you punt, you might think you can trust a family member or friend but you could fall out later and they could put you in the shit. Loose lips, sink ships. Treat punting like being in the Magical Circle: you don’t reveal the tricks to outsiders.
Don’t shit on your own doorstep, it’s not worth the risk. Do not do outcalls at home. And do not punt very near to your home. Many punters do, but it’s risky behaviour. In any case if you inexplicably bump into or are seen by someone you know have a plausible explanation as to why you are in a certain place / area or you have been seen with a girl at x time at y location.
Be yourself on the day and act totally natural. If you have time prior to the session (e.g. waiting for a call/text to say “it’s time to come up”) go for a walk round the block. Standing outside the apartment building clutching your phone with a nervous look on your face is not the way to look inconspicuous.
Be aware that for incalls some escorts and many parlours have CCTV.
Inside the building (hotel, block of flats, etc) if you are trying to sneak in, or have a low profile, you’ll look sneaky. Walk in with confidence, hold doors open for people, stand in the middle of the lift etc. If anyone asks (and being in UK and especially England, no-one would) give them a look, and say you are visiting. Which you ar.
When finished and leaving make sure you have done up your flies, and leave the building quietly. There is nothing worse than going down the stairs with your flies undone, and the escort’s neighbour coming past you.
Delete your Internet history, cookies etc. On a PC you are advised to install and run ccleaner. If you plan on storing escort’s pictures; it’s best to keep them on a USB pen drive as hidden files and use password protection.
If finding the opportunity to punt is difficult because of ‘her indoors’ look at starting a hobby that she will find believable. Golf has served many well over the years. Even if it’s raining or a bit snowy the driving range might be open. A few punters use the going to the gym as their cover, obviously some can use their work. Never get complacent that you won’t be caught out by ‘her indoors’, treat every punt as a top priority not to get caught out.
Make sure you’re not logged in to Google maps. It records everywhere you’ve been. You can disable it here If carrying an iPhone, turn off ‘Find iPhone’ or turn the phone off completely. If someone has your Apple password they can see exactly where you are. Delete sat nav history especially on an iPhone.
Try not to go straight home if you have a partner, have a bite to eat or just chill for a while, collect your thoughts and double check there is no smell of perfume or lipstick on you or your clothes. If an escort smokes, is your partner a non-smoker? Because if she is she might smell the smoke, even if an escort doesn’t smoke while you are punting with her the smell of smoke could get on your clothes, check for this as well and have a reason ready if necessary, perhaps you gave a work colleague who is a smoker a lift home and that’s how the smell got on your clothes. Or a guy smoking bumped into you and that’s how it must have gotten onto you. If you drive put a deodorant in your car which your partner is aware of, it’s to keep the car smelling nice is your cover, it can also be used by you after a punt. If offered take the opportunity, to freshen up at the end of the punt if it’s obvious no more sex is going to happen in the booking. Or find a sink on your journey if you’re heading back to civvie life. Otherwise stock up on breath mints / deodorant / baby wipes / satsumas. And don’t forget to clean your mouth after a punt to remove lipstick or the taste of “girl juice” if you performed RO.
Drive to the punt legally and park legally – last thing you want is a speeding notice or parking ticket coming in the post. Bring change for the parking meter. In some areas of England it’s pay by phone parking using a card only nowadays, in some there is also a machine if its working that you can use a card to pay with, but that of course leaves a trace.
Perhaps it’s better to always use public transport when possible: train, bus, tube or taxi that way there is no chance of a trail. Using your car leaves you open to many things, prangs, parking tickets, congestion charges, car thefts, all situations that could be difficult to explain. Note though that Oyster card for public transport does leaves a trail. So if using an Oyster card (one attached to an online account, rather than the pay-as-you-go variant) make sure you keep your account details private and well-hidden. Alternatively use cash to buy tickets (e.g. a day travel card) so that there’s little or no transaction history. Before returning home take the time to dispose of any tickets/stubs/receipts so that they’re not mixed in with your own domestic trash.
In UK street prostitution and curb crawling is illegal. Don’t indulge in seeking street prostitutes – the police will come after you from CCTV footage. Also the quality of street prostitutes in UK is very low having degraded to mainly junkies, alcoholics and crack-heads.
About shared flats and brothels. If two or more girls operate from the same premises then it is classed as a brothel even if they are not working for a boss. It’s still a brothel if only one WG works from a premises but another WG works from the same premises at any other time, like on a different day of the week for example. A brothel is illegal in UK so it could be raided at any time the police choose to do so. But remember: With the current laws for a punter it’s NOT illegal to punt in a brothel unless it’s proved that a WG or WGs were underage or being coerced/forced in which case you could get done. Also the police tends to turn the blind eye if it is just 2-3 independent girls sharing a flat. When the police do raid a brothel it’s usually either because neighbours have complained, the police want to nick a pimp and/or attempt to seize the pimp’s assets under POCA. So, yes, punting in a brothel it’s more risky than punting with an Independent WG who works solely alone at all times as she isn’t breaking the law but the risk is small nonetheless.