Thank you for posting this. Because I'm fluent in English, Spanish, French, and soon to be fluent in Italian, I'm asked all the time, are you really from the USA? Whenever somebody asks me the where are you from question, I'm cautious. No I don't tell them, I just say USA, now and moving forward, but in the back of my head I'm thinking, possible stalker alert.I am good friends with a model who works in a studio. As per her contract, she broadcasts on 5 sites simultaneously. All 5 sites say she is in a certain Baltic country. (I follow her on SC.)
After chatting with her for a few months, I began to realize she didn't even speak the language of the country she was supposed to be in. I asked her directly and she said she only spoke one language. She uses a translator to English for chat.
That language is Pусский.
I thought it was odd, but brushed it off. Maybe she was a new immigrant.
We talk about lots of stuff... family, interests, recreation, etc. We have a good time. Until one day I asked how long she had been in that country. Smile disappeared. She wouldn't answer for half an hour. After I profusely apologized. she said she was not allowed to talk about it.
Why, would the studio, or maybe the site, allow her to talk about all sorts of personal stuff, but not about how long she had been in her location?
She was very cold for a while after that. So I did some digging. I started clicking on models in SC and CB who were from the same country as my friend. I quickly found out most of them spoke only Russian too and were obviously using translators. I also realized from looking closely at the rooms, i.e. the furniture, the floors, the curtains, that most of them were in the same studio. I even saw one using the same room that my friend sometimes uses.
I can only come up with two scenarios. One, a Russian company is renting a space in this Baltic studio and filling it with Russian models. For some reason they don't want the models to let on where they are really from, or ...
Two, the studio is actually in Russia, and the models are claiming to be from another country.
Why all the secrecy? Keep in mind this was going on before the invasion of Ukraine, so that is not it. Is this also violating the TOS of SC and CB? I don't understand. I would appreciate some thoughts on this matter.
(Btw, we are friends again. Just as long as certain subjects aren't brought up. )
Whenever I do pvt shows with cam models when I'm not on the webcam, I never ask a model out of respect, where are you from? Read the cam model's bio/profile, and just avoid this question now, and moving forward with any models you chat with. Remember, for privacy and security reasons, you and/or the model, could possibly put yourselves at risk for somebody finding out about your personal info. say, in a guest chat, and not realize some psycho d-bag is just scoping the cam sites, hoping a model, member, or guest, will leak whatever personal info.
I could be wrong, but I don't get the vibe you're a stalker. You're a nice person, and you just simply want a connection with the model, but don't want to come across as becoming too attached and/or providing TMI. Nothing wrong with that, right?
Last but not least, thank goodness for the webcam world. You two would've never met if it wasn't for this kick-ass webcam industry, right?