OnlyFans is a website that allows fans to subscribe to their favorite social media accounts, YouTube channels, or celebrities for a monthly fee. It quickly gained popularity during the coronavirus quarantine as people with a social media following could invite their “fans” to view their exclusive content while making an income at the same time. However, premium girls saw that you could charge people to follow them, so they started created OnlyFans accounts to make more money. This led to them promising certain types of pictures or videos for their fans if they provided an extra tip to their accounts, only to be left scammed out of their money without the possibility of a refund. There are many more types of OnlyFans scams that “fans” should be worried about.
Types of OnlyFans Scams
Guilt Tripping Scam
A girl posts on her Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platform that she’s going through a difficult time in her life and is about to be homeless. She says to follow her OnlyFans account and to tip her for extra features on her account. Fans start feeling bad for her and join her OnlyFans account, tipping her extra to get her by. She also accepts thousands of dollars from fans, promising to pay them back. She then blocks everyone who gave her money and disappears completely.
Fake Accounts Scam
Scammers pose as premium girls on OnlyFans so that people will spend money to view their photos. They go on dating sites, such as Hinge or OkCupid, to advertise their services on OnlyFans. However, they are stealing another girl’s pictures and saying that it’s theirs for free money. They will even ask you to pay them in gift cards or PayPal to get the content you desire! Some scammers even promise to post pictures and never do, taking your money without anything in return.
False Promises Scam
Premium girls promise their fans extra content each time they tip the girls. The girls then take their extra money paid and never give them the requested content like promised. They keep telling their fans, “they’re busy,” or, “they’ll do it later,” but really they won’t do it at all.
Free OnlyFans Content Phishing Scam
Video advertisements were spreading all over YouTube advertising a way to supposedly get a free OnlyFans subscription to a profile. The video contains a link that contains random apps the user has to download and use in order to get access to their free account. They then have to enter their personal information to get their promised account but are still unable to gain access to it. The personal information is then given to the scammer so they can commit identity fraud and steal the victims’ money.
Consistently Wanting Money Scam
A premium girl constantly asks for extra money to view things on their account, even though the fan already paid a subscription to view the account. This way, the premium girl is making double the money for people viewing the account, even though the content she is hiding should be free.
Customer Service OnlyFans Scams
Someone pretends to be a customer service representative with an OnlyFans email account, asking for “additional required payments” and account information. They then steal your information and either hack into your OnlyFans account or commit identity fraud as they steal your money.
How to Avoid These OnlyFans Scams
- Don’t give anyone your personal information. Scammers can use your personal information to commit identity fraud and steal your information.
- Don’t pay for an OnlyFans account without reading their reviews and looking at their fan count. This will show you if the account you want to follow is legit, or if they are just trying to scam people.
- Don’t pay for extra features on the premium girl’s account. Most of the time, they won’t deliver on their promises even if you give them extra money. They just want to take the additional money made from their fans who believe in them and not provide anything in return. There are some girls who follow through on what they say, but you need to read reviews on these specific girls to see if that’s the case. If there aren’t any reviews, I wouldn’t risk it.
- Don’t believe anyone when they say that you can have a free subscription to someone’s profile. Usually, they just lead you to click on a link that will steal your personal, financial, or banking information. There is no way to have a free subscription to someone’s profile, you need to pay the monthly fee set up by the user you want to follow unless they have a deal going on.
- Don’t give money to anyone unless its directly through the official way to pay on OnlyFans. If someone asks for money outside of the OnlyFans system, chances are they are only trying to scam you and won’t give you what you paid for. They can also drain your bank account if you provided them with your financial information.
- Don’t believe in any emails you receive from OnlyFans unless the email address ends in “firstname.lastname@example.org.” Scam emails will end in “gmail.com” or another website. The only official customer service email addresses will have “onlyfans.com” at the end of them.
- Don’t click on any random suspicious links. These links can distribute malware to your devices that will steal your information and relay it back to the scammers. The links could also request sensitive information, and if you provide the site with that bit of information it will allow the scammer to commit identity fraud using your name.
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