A big “headache” seems to have arisen for the OnlyFans, as minors seem to find the opportunity to open an account and sell erotic content.
According to a BBC report, a 14-year-old girl used her grandmother’s passport to make an account, while another minor allegedly used the identity of her 26-year-old sister.
OnlyFans is a platform that allows users to share videos, photos and messages directly with their subscribers for a fee or a monthly subscription. Since its inception in 2016, it has skyrocketed in popularity and now has over 120 million users. OnlyFans holds 20% of all payments.
The issue caught the attention of the Commissioner for Children of England, Dame Rachel, who stressed that the website must do much more to protect minor users.
“The children paid a heavy price to protect all of us during the pandemic and I think it is time for us to protect them too. “In any case, no child should need or want to sell pictures of himself,” he said.
In a letter to Only Fans founder Tim Stokely, Rachel asks:
You say you replaced the age confirmation system with another “extremely effective one”, but it seems that this too is easy to bypass as the BBC team has shown. This is unacceptable. I want to know what actions you take to eliminate the victimization that children experience on your site “.
OnlyFans confirmed that it had received the letter and plans a meeting with the Commissioner to “explain his confidence in security procedures and correct any misinformation”, adding that he takes his responsibilities very seriously.
Regarding the BBC report, OnlyFans stressed that it closed the specific accounts and returned the money to all their subscribers.