To avoid hijacking another thread... I decided to continue this conversation its own thread....
I am trying to figure out a way to balance my need for privacy and the SP's need to verify who I am.
Some merbites have advised ... "never give out your personal identification"
.....on the other hand however.....
Here are quotes from the websites of a few Montreal SP's (that I would like to visit) to the contrary:
From My French Muse: For security reasons, your companion will ask for a valid photo identification, such as a passport
or driver's license. Please make sure the name you provide us matches the name as it appears on your personal id
From a popular montreal Indy: For a first rendez-vous, to ensure my safety, you will need to send me via email, without any exceptions, your full name and a verifiable phone number. Once we meet, I will be asking you for*a valid piece of identification with a picture. If the name you*sent me via email does not correspond with your identification, you will be forfeiting the full amount of the donation and I will immediately leave.
From another montreal HDL: I may need additional information from you to confirm your identity. If you are a new client I will need to undertake a security check for my safety. If you are not comfortable with revealing your true identity, then I am not the girl for you[/QUOTE
I tried to provide a reference from another well reviewed SP in lieu of the ID checks, but it was not sufficient.
So my questions are..
1.What is the purpose of the ID checks? Is it so I can be tracked down if harm you?
2.Do most hobbyist provide this info without concern?
3.SP's/Agencies - what do you do with info... once the encounter is over?
4.Are the identification rules establish by the agency or does it vary lady by lady. (Am I trying to make the lady comfortable or the agency?)
Let me stress that I am not bitching here, I am simply trying to learn the established protocol.