Safety & Security Tips
Does the Site Use a Reliable Processor?
Make sure the site uses a reliable processor. You can research the processor yourself on the internet first to check out its validity. Note that big companies like CCBill and Epoch are good examples of reliable and trustworthy companies.
Contact the Website
Not sure about the site’s safety? You can contact the site yourself by phone or email to make sure they are a reliable and trustworthy site. If a site does not have any Customer Support whatsoever, don't use it.
Bigger Sites Are Safer
Most of the time, the bigger the site is the more trustworthy it is. Bigger sites care about their reputation are not in it to steal small amounts of money from user or tarnish their reputation. Their goal is to keep their millions of users happy.
Be Suspicious of New Webcam Sites
I would not recommend using a very new site that is still in its first 6 months. Generally, the longer a site has been around the more trustworthy it is. Check out websites like ImLive and Streamate that have been operating for over a decade and are extremely reliable.
Follow Up on Your Purchase
Follow up on your purchase or credit for webcam chats. Check your credit card statement frequently and make sure they are no extra charges, and that the amount listed on the website is the one listed on your statement.
Use Sites with No Recurring Charges or Limits
It’s always better to use sites that don't have recurring charges and that provide spending limits. Sites that have these safe spending tools in place tend to be more legitimate.
Use Other Payment Methods Besides Credit Card
If you are still skeptical about providing your credit card details to a webcam chat site, using an online wallet or service like PayPal. Using a third-party company keeps your sensitive information safer. Although not all sites accept these methods, most will. Check with each site before you dive in.
Most reputable sites will protect your privacy with discreet billing. You’ll notice that on your statement, the online purchase will show up as a generic, non-sexual name. This is helpful especially if you share the card with your spouse, and you don't want them to see the charges. For example, if you make a purchase with HomeCams.com it will show up as INOVEO.com. Other sites just use the name of the processor.
Don't Be Naive
Yes, this stunning host may be telling you that you are her Prince Charming and that she truly and utterly loves you, but this is no excuse for giving her your credit card details. She is only a webcam performer and you know nothing about her motives.
Keep Track of Limited Time Memberships
The genius-evil plan behind trial memberships is for you to forget that it you’ve signed up for a trial and to keep billing you even when you don’t use it. This give the site a chance to overcharge you with a reoccurring fees which you unknowingly agreed to in a tiny box when you signed up for your free. If you do decide to use a limited-time membership, make sure to post a reminded on your online calendar or phone for 1 day before it expires. This way you’ll have a chance to cancel it before it charges it, or at least consider if the membership is worthwhile.
Guard Your Personal Info
No need to be paranoid but keep in mind that some people are out to get you. Guard your privacy by not publishing any real information such as your personal address, phone number, where you work, etc. Using a pseudonym is quite legitimate.
Read Adult Webcam Reviews in Advance
I know it's going to sound like I am patting myself on the shoulder here, but adult webcam reviews really are an excellent resource of information. Go through professional reviews of the website you plan on using and see if it actually delivers or is just a scam.
Read the Fine Print
You know all those tiny letters that appear at the end of the Terms and Conditions you just click on to get through the real action? Read them. In some cases, they might inform you that you will be required to pay at some point, pay for something extra you don’t really want, or that you agree to have your personal info used in all sorts of questionable manners. Remember: Online, no one is going to watch your back, so watch your own.