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Saturday October 16th

Sex Issue


Vanessa, a 20-year-old sophomore at UNC, whose name has been changed for personal safety and legal concerns, is a member of a growing trend of sexual content creators selling subscriptions to their “Premium” Snapchat accounts. 

'hmu for my premium:’ UNC student’s Snapchat porn scam exploits rising industry

Offering a range of subscription packages to customers who can pay up at the tap of their phone screens, sexual content creators in the "Premium” Snapchat industry have found it a lucrative one. But the relatively-new Premium world has proven ripe for scammers.  Vanessa, a 20-year-old sophomore at UNC, is one of those scammers. She can make $1,000 in a single day without ever taking a picture for her Premium subscribers, but the strategy is a complicated one. “I make sure it’s never anyone from (my hometown) or really anyone from North Carolina, because I’m not trying to get murdered."

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