As a society, we are still not at a point where we feel we can openly talk about sex and also not care if we are overheard and by who. You will almost never hear a girl talk to her friends in public and say something like "Last night my bf pounded my ass for the first time and I actually liked it, made me cum so hard!". For some reason, be it culture or religion or the fact sex quality digs into the core of our status hierarchy as humans, we are simply not ready to bring direct sexual conversation into the daylight on a societal level. So, when Ontario and the rest of Canada pushed for legalizing escorting and removing some old ridiculous rules and regulations surrounding the industry, two things happen. One thing is that a lot of old laws like not being able to work from a single static location was removed; also, service providers were finally legally able to hire people for support services without consequences for those same people. The second thing that happened was bad, very bad; escorting was decriminalized, NOT legalized! When something is decriminalized, it's the next best thing to legalized, but it's still not legal in some respects. This means that you cannot file complaints over your competition using misleading, false advertisements, you cannot sue anyone for business espionage, you cannot sue anyone for copyright breach, theft of intellectual property, slander or personal injury. This, dearest readers, makes things very bad for the transgender sector of the escorting industry because it consists almost entirely of independent service providers, whereas the genetic part of the industry has a lot of, ahem, "managers". So, in the transgender category, you end up having many sole proprietors, let's say, who do whatever they want and no one advises them to adhere to business best practices. So, frankly, it's a huge mess out there right now on the provider side and there is no legal recourse against it because the industry is decriminalized instead of legalized.
So, let us expand a little more on the underhanded, rotten and downright dirty tactics that some providers freely use on a daily basis without any fear of legal recourse. Some use app numbers to pretend to be clients and then they either troll other providers or they schedule fake appointments, affecting those providers' schedules and earning ability. Other times, they get their friends to do the same in order to bombard their competition with fake messages. Unlike a real phone that you have to get a sim card for and pay for either monthly or pay as you go, app numbers are easy to set, change and so on, so they are a cheap fast go to for this kind of harassment. This is why you will eventually see all serious providers screen out app numbers and you will have to get a burner phone or a dual sim phone or just use your personal phone to schedule an appointment. Yep, this rule is already here, and it's spreading. The same thing goes for online booking. Myself and perhaps other reputable providers employ online booking to make sure you get your date and time guaranteed because we understand you are busy and your time is as precious as ours. However, there always has to be a deposit for online bookings or else other providers might try to fill your online booking system with fake appointments and mess with you that way. They do not do that if there is a mandatory deposit involved. The next thing is story telling. Because all of us are transgender, we went through transition at some point or another. This is where lies and slander come in. Some providers love to make up stories about what we were like before transition, use pure lies to make clients see us as less of a woman and that is utterly despicable and would be illegal if this industry was fully legalized. In addition, racism is rampant. By the way, racism never comes from white transgender providers or black or brown ones; it comes from providers of certain other backgrounds. I won't name any names or mention the countries, but you have Google Maps and I am sure you can work this one out. Finally, there is terrible slander going on. Some of the providers are quick to say that every other provider and their mother has STD's or HIV, and this is slander of the highest order that would be unforgivable and would be pursued in the court of law in any other industry. Oh, and before I wrap this part up, let us not forget that some providers like to brainwash guys who are infatuated with them, and then tell them to track down their competition and physically assault them or cause any other trouble they possibly can. This, again, is unbelievably criminal.
So, dearest readers, if you feel a provider is a little strict or business-like when you contact them for the first time ever, remember- it is not about you, it is about what some providers to do each other and everyone else. The good, high quality providers employ tactics to make sure, beyond reasonable doubt, that you are not a part of an underhanded scheme by another provider. Naturally, you should never do things like send a picture of your ID or anything like that. That is totally unreasonable. However, any other verification that is reasonable is something you should accept because this will soon become the industry standard.
There we go, hope this helps you understand the industry in which you may partake as a client a little better :)