FirstChoicePay status at SkyPrivate

There are rumors spreading wider and wider regarding FirstChoice Pay ceasing its services starting today. By the time you read this article, most likely these rumors would have turned into certainty.

This is the general situation, as we gathered from several sources:

  1. As of today, April 10th, 2018, FirstChoicePay is ceasing its services. That is because Choice Bank, the issuing bank of prepaid FCP cards is ceasing its services as well.
  2. As far as we know, the balance on your card is still available for your usage whether you want to withdraw cash at an ATM to go shopping in a store.
  3. We were informed that the balance in your account will be returned to its original source – the company/website paying you.
  4. FCP (FirstChoice Pay) card can’t be loaded anymore and FCP wallets can’t receive payments from companies from the adult industry, like us
  5. The public information is that Paxum cards are issued by the same Choice Bank so this means that the same terms and issues could apply to these cards too. However, the Paxum Wallet should not pose any issues.

To clarify, at SkyPrivate:

FCP has been disabled as a withdraw option in our system.

If your FCP withdraw has been processed but you did not manage to load the money to the card, the funds are returning to us and we will soon credit your SkyPrivate account back too so that you can withdraw it using an alternative method. Rest assured your money is safe with us.

We recommend using the following alternatives:

USA residents

1. Bank deposit via ACH
Fee: $5 | minimum $100 – maximum $3000 per transaction | 3 business days to reach your account

2.International bank transfer (SWIFT)
Fee: $50 | minimum $2000 | 3 – 5 business days to reach your account

3.Bitcoin
Fee: $0.00 (network fee is paid by SkyPrivate) | instant load

non-USA residents

1.ePayments wallet – EUR payout only
Fee: 0.0 $ | instant load

2.International bank transfer (SWIFT) in USD
Fee: $50 | minimum $2000 | 3 – 5 business days to reach your account

3.Bitcoin
Fee: $0.00 (network fee is paid by SkyPrivate) | instant load

4.European bank transfer (SEPA) in EUR
Fee: $0 | minimum $100 per transaction ( 2 business days to reach your account )

5.Paxum Wallet
Fee: $1 | instant load | If you do not have Paxum account register here

What are we going to do in the next 24 – 48h?

  • Credit your SkyPrivate account back with the amount FCP did not manage to load to your FCP card so that you can withdraw it using another method (after the amount is returned to our FCP business account)
  • Gather all useful information we find on this topic in this blog post
  • Get back to you with a follow-up email indicating all the alternative payout options we can offer you so that you can withdraw your money

 

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Skype banning accounts because of SESTA? How to protect your account with Skyprivate

Everybody that is using Skype for personal and professional activities is now interested if Microsoft/Skype will start banning their account if you do any sexy video calls.

We are trying to assure you that if you prepare yourself a bit, you can stay safe and not be affected. We start by explaining the context but if you just want to skip to the part of how you can protect your Skype account and your list of Skyprivate customers – go to the last paragrah.

 

 

  • Why Skype and many other major services like Reddit and CraigList are now banning anything that is related to legal “adult entertainment”?

Because of SESTA.  Because U.S.A. politicians, in their attempt of controlling sex trafficking (that is something illegal) created  collateral damage for the legal acting adult-industry businesses and any american user-generated online platform like Reddit and Craiglist.

Because now any american website has a liability for ALL the content that is found on its servers. This means that if somebody uploads a content that is illegal (minors, sex trafficking, etc) on Google Drive; now Google Drive is exposed to a very big legal risk; and not just the person that posted that content online.

To protect their own businesses you can see 2 types of reactions:

  • some companies just closed down their entire services/categories used by individuals (like CraigList did for example) or
  • updated their TOS (terms of usage of the service) to allow them to INVESTIGATE and then BAN the account holder and his content.

 

  • What did Microsoft/Skype say and what will they do?

Microsoft/Skype reaction was to update their own ToS: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/upcoming.aspx

What they did was to modify the terms so that they have the right to investigate your account and content when you are flagged (by other users or algorithms – maybe).  In an interview by The Register A Redmond spokesperson sent the following answer:

We are committed to providing our customers with safe and secure experiences while using our services. The recent changes to the Microsoft Service Agreement’s Code of Conduct provide transparency on how we respond to customer reports of inappropriate public content.

The keywords here are : “customer reports” and “public content”.

 

  • What Microsoft/Skype can technically do and how does this influence the work of Skype cam-girls?

We expect that Skype will add new methods for its own users to report other Skype users. We know that Skype video/audio calls & text are encrypted but not yet end-to-end encrypted. This means that people can not access the content of your video/audio call but Skype can investigate and find on its servers when and for how long you had skype calls with another users. And until end-to-end encryption will be available by default, Skype can access a skype video/audio conversation if they start to “listen” from the start of the call (this means that you were reported and they are listening to you in particular. We assume.). We also expect Skype – considering the NSA scandal from the past –  not to start to record billions of skype to skype call-hours on its servers, because technically and business wise  this does not make sense.

In a nutshell this means that we do not expect many things to change for Skype and its users – technically. Just that they are covering themselves legally and upgrading the reporting mechanism.

 

 

  • How can you protect your Skype related cam-girl business? What can you do ?

Before May 1st nobody can predict how Skype platform will react and what will be the impact of any new change. But if you are a Skyprivate.com cam girl that is building a strong business using Skype you have at least the following back-up for the worst case scenario if you get your Skype account banned:

  1. be sure you have a skyprivate.com account if you are not registered already – because all the payments, transactions and history of your calls with paying customers are saved on our own servers and Skype can not delete/ban this information. We are not an american company and we are adult friendly.
  2. be sure that from time to time you also do a back-up of all your own skype contacts. you can see a tutorial about exporting your skype contacts here. The list of the contacts can be imported in any new skype account you want to create in the future.
  3. even if you skipped step no. 2 above, in the worst case scenario where your skype account gets banned by being reported, you can create new skype account and then change your username (Skype ID) in your Skyprivate account
  4. as an extra safety measure you should set in your Skyprivate account to not have your Skype ID publicly displayed in your profile. This way, only members that are premium and have credits can see your skype ID. This translates in lower chances in having your skype ID reported by freeloaders to Skype.

 

In conclusion we say to all our models that use skype for live-camming:

Do not worry too much about the new Skype terms if you keep doing legal activity, if you do not share your skype ID all over the internet publicly, if you do a back-up of your contacts and if you’re using Skyprivate for billing.

We at Skyprivate, do not expect many things to change for Skype and its users – technically. Just that they are covering themselves legally and upgrading the reporting mechanism.

 

 

We will update this article after May 1st with any developments about this matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Skype, new Skype Translator

Chances are you’ve used Skype Translator at least once.

SkyPrivate models benefit from this useful perk when it comes to interacting with members that do not speak languages that they know.

Recently Skype did a couple of changes to its interface and launched a new version. We tried to play with the translator and noticed it works a bit different than in the previous version.

In the previous version, as instructed in the Skype support section, you would simply activate it.

Now, you would have to add it to your conversation, as if it were another Skype user, the Translator. This leads to the creation of a new, dedicated chat room with the users in the first one and the translator. We know, it might be a bit annoying to do that but it works well. However, we rely more on the text chat version for now,.

We did a small tutorial for you to follow if you want to activate Skype Translator in the new Skype. Let us know if you have any questions.

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SkyPrivate will be at BCAMS

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About the Exxxotica Expo

EXXXOTICA is the largest adult event in the USA Dedicated to Love & Sex. Taking place over three days, EXXXOTICA was created for like-minded adults who are looking to “celebrate sexy”. The event is taking place between 31 March to 2 April, at the CROWNE PLAZA in Denver, USA. Whether for date-night, bachelor or bachelorette parties or just good ole people watching, there’s something for everyone (over 18) at EXXXOTICA.

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How to use the Skype Translator Feature

World Skype Translator

Since October 2015, Skype Translator has been integrated in the Skype for Windows Application. Immediately after the inclusion of this feature, Skype users enjoyed a more personal experience when communicating without worrying about language barriers.

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How to create a custom Skype ID

Create a custom Skype ID

Branding is essential in every market. It’s purpose is to make the people which encounter the brand, more likely to remember it and then later become brand ambassadors for said brand. Branding applies to both companies and individuals and in the cam market it becomes imperative for each model to build a strong brand.

Today we will discuss about the process of creating a custom live Skype ID with the purpose of maintaining a model’s brand. At the same time, this will make it easier for your members to find you and get in touch faster.

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SkyPrivate will be at the Exxxotica Expo

Skyprivate at the EXXXOTICA Expo

About the Exxxotica Expo

EXXXOTICA is the largest adult event in the USA Dedicated to Love & Sex. Taking place over three days, EXXXOTICA was created for like-minded adults who are looking to “celebrate sexy”. The event is taking place between 31 March to 2 April, at the CROWNE PLAZA in Denver, USA. Whether for date-night, bachelor or bachelorette parties or just good ole people watching, there’s something for everyone (over 18) at EXXXOTICA.

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SkyPrivate will be at the Phoenix Forum

Skyprivate at the Phoenix Forum

About the Phoenix Forum Event

The Phoenix Forum is the premier educational/networking event for the Adult Business Community. The event is taking place between 22 March to 26 March, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Arizona, USA. Unlike larger exhibit-style tradeshows, The Phoenix Forum is a mid-sized gathering, offering attendees a more relaxed face-to-face networking environment and providing unsurpassed opportunities to meet, learn and share ideas with their online business peers.

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SkyPrivate & VR | A partnership for Live Cams industry

When you are the new kid on the block you have a responsibility to be agile and open to opportunities as they present themselves. Innovation is in our nature, and when Terpon arrived in the adult industry with state of the art VR technology for cameras, it immediately became clear to me that we share a passion for improving the user experience in ways that will bring models and their fans closer together.

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HTTPS fully activated on SkyPrivate

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Your connection with SkyPrivate is now even safer because all you account and payment information transfers are being protected by another layer of security which is done through data encryption.

2017 is the year of growth

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SkyPrivate presentation at bucharestcams.com 8-9 Nov

Tomorrow 8 november 2016 our team will be at the romanian educational event BucharestCams.com to present our technology in front of romanian videochat studios and independent models.

Here are the slides we used before doing a demo of our technology. It can help you understand how skype pay-per-minute works for a customer and for a model too:

 

 

You can create your free studio account here. Or you can create an independent model account here.
Thank you for all those that attended our workshop.

Cam Site TubeCamGirl.com is the Latest to Integrate Skype Pay-Per-Minute

SkyPrivate PRO announced today they have integrated with the cam site TubeCamGirl.com, who becomes the first independent cam site to take on Skype Pay-Per-Minute from SkyPrivate PRO.

Alex Bluck, SkyPrivate CEO said “In the next few months more and more cam and pay sites will be offering the Skype Pay-Per-Minute option we are licensing at SkyPrivate PRO. We are happy to be working with cooperative partners like TubeCamGirl.com, where the integration took place in less than a week”.

The TubeCamGirl CEO said “In my 12 years in the cam business, I’ve seen only 2 real innovations. The first were free shows crowd-funded by member tips, from Cam4 and MyFreeCams. The Second was SkyPrivate. We’ve used both of these innovations to make our site better.”

SkyPrivate PRO is the industry version of SkyPrivate, the only cam platform that uses Skype Pay-Per-Minute technology.

TubeCamGirl.com is allowing its members to use their credits for either traditional cam shows or for time on Skype. So like all SkyPrivate PRO partners, they keep control of their money flow and their members at all times.

SkyPrivate Pro partner sites, whether they be live cam or pay sites, have the option of using their own billing from CCbill, Epoch, Verotel etc or having SkyPrivate PRO handle it for them.

 

For more information go to Pro.SkyPrivate.com and to get a demo of the exciting new SkyPrivate PRO go HERE