Word on the Street: Backpage Escort Posts Phone Number Blacklist
I’m told that a few days ago one of the escorts on Backpage posted a list of phone numbers that she was warning people not to accept business from. I won’t link to it because it’s partly (I think) a list of numbers law enforcement used but I’ve also heard that some of the numbers were from pimps looking to muscle in on the girls.
If police numbers were included it’s only a matter of time before cops stop allowing prostitution to flourish on the site as their occasional stings get harder to pull off. Several tipsters have contacted me to say that Backpage has become lousy with trafficking victims anyway – something the cops have been made aware of.