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Last week, led by the BBC, we were very pleased to find out that a number of articles have come out regarding minors using fake ID’s to post sexual content on Only Fans. Children as young as 13 have been able to set up accounts on subscription website OnlyFans, it has been revealed. OnlyFans is a content subscription service, set up by an Essex-based family, which allows content creators to earn money from those who wish to pay to view their content. The service is popular with sex workers with all the highest paid earners being women. Other types of content on the site include fitness videos and content from celebrities and other famous content creators.
According to the BBC, OnlyFans patrons are required to “pose next to an ID card and then submit a photograph holding it up to their face” before they can begin posting on the content-sharing site. However, some kids as young as 13 years old are duping the platform’s age verification apparatus.
According to the Daily Mail, a 14-year-old girl was able to set up an account using her grandmother’s passport and bank details, and a 17-year-old was able to sell videos of herself performing sex acts and using sex toys by using faked credentials.
Here are some additional articles quoting from the BBC investigation: