OnlyFans has exploded in popularity ever since the coronavirus pandemic has plagued our nation. People are bored with nothing else to do, so they go on OnlyFans to follow their favorite YouTubers or social media influencers. However, there are people that create OnlyFans profiles to post explicit materials, then charge viewers to see extra content they post. Because of this, scammers have been promising leaked explicit material for the exchange of people’s personal information. This is why it’s important to know how to avoid OnlyFans leak scams.
OnlyFans Leak Scams to Watch Out For
YouTube Video Scams
Scammers create fake YouTube profiles that create videos, claiming that they have leaked OnlyFans photos. They tell their viewers that they can easily view this material if they sign up for an app or a survey to view these photos. Victims download the instructed app or complete the survey, then the app or survey asks them to fill out their personal information.
They might also get asked to fill out their financial information “in order to verify it’s them.” However, scammers will only use this information to commit identity theft and drain victims’ bank accounts.
Google Drive Leaks
Scammers steal content from OnlyFans accounts and save them to their Google Drive. Then, they advertise this Google Drive on social media, leaking content from these OnlyFans accounts. This makes their content worthless since people pay to see these photos.
Since people can now view this content for free, there is no need to pay for it on OnlyFans and creators lose out on their hard-earned money. Because creators lose money due to this leak, it’s as if they are getting scammed out of their funds.
YouTubers and Social Media Influencers Leak Content
There are videos going around from different YouTubers and social media influencers that review material posted on creators’ OnlyFans accounts. They claim to make review videos so that their viewers would decide for themselves whether or not they want to subscribe to a certain OnlyFans account.
In the video, they leak certain paid photos to show their viewers what they would be paying for if they subscribe to that person’s OnlyFans. While they are advertising these pages to their viewers to give these accounts views, they are also exposing their paid content on social media or YouTube which makes their value go away.
Scammers Steal Leaked Photos and Create Fake Profiles
Scammers go onto OnlyFans profiles and pay for these subscriptions. They screenshot the person’s photos and then unsubscribe from the person’s OnlyFans so that they only have to pay for a one-month subscription fee. Then, they create fake catfish social media profiles using the photos they stole from someone’s OnlyFans.
That way, when the person they are talking to wants explicit photos, they have the ones they stole from someone’s account. This could lead to successfully performing a romance scam, which is when you pretend to love someone to steal their money, or sextortion scam, which is when you blackmail someone into sending their explicit photos to loved ones if they don’t pay the scammer money.
How to Avoid OnlyFans Leak Scams
If you have an OnlyFans:
- Put watermarks on your photos so people know they belong to you.
- Don’t assume that your photos won’t get leaked if they are posted on OnlyFans.
- Create exclusive content that only your trusted followers get to see.
If you are being catfished with OnlyFans photos:
- Perform a reverse image search to make sure the images belong to someone else.
- Don’t send money to anyone online for any reason.
- Contact local law enforcement if you are being blackmailed or threatened.
- Video chat someone or meet them in person to confirm their identity.
If you are trying to view free OnlyFans content:
- Only trust the official OnlyFans app to view this content.
- Do not complete surveys, download apps, or give out your personal or financial information to view this content.
- If someone is leaking OnlyFans content, they could attach malware to free photos and videos. Proceed with caution.
If you want to advertise OnlyFans content on your YouTube channel or social media accounts:
- Ask the creator for permission before proceeding since they make a profit off these photos.
- Don’t make people download apps or complete surveys to view this content.
- Don’t ask people for personal or financial information in exchange for OnlyFans content.
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