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A model who slid into people's DMs to root out cheaters had to move house because of stalkers. Watch her open up about the security risks she faces here:
Paige Woolen describes herself as a 'stay-at-home model', but she recently had to find a new home to stay in after online followers became actual followers - or stalkers, to use the correct term.
Paige, who lives in Los Angeles, USA, made headlines in 2020 when she started helping women to identify whether their boyfriends were faithful by dropping in their DMs and seeing if, and how, they replied.
The story went viral, and since joining OnlyFans, Paige has noticed an increase in privacy and security violations. So much so, the 29-year-old 'had to move'.
"I had to stop posting my location in real time too, which I think is helpful, or else people will follow you there," she said.
"I had one guy pretend to be a flower delivery shop to get my correct address. He had one of my old addresses, and my dad sends me flowers like randomly all the time, so that was very feasible for me.
"He goes, 'Oh, well just give me your address,' so I go outside, and then something immediately kicks in my head.
"I'm like, 'OK, no, no, wait, wait, wait, this is not right,' and so I hung up and blocked the number. Stuff like that is just frightening."
Things turned particularly dark for Paige after she started messaging people's boyfriends, with someone who was inexplicably offended and presumably hyper-insecure even tracking down her parents' house.
Paige recalled: "I did get a lot of death threats.
"Someone actually found my parents' house and delivered a dead rat there. If you were to look at my DMs, maybe 100 accounts were just sending the rat emoji over, and over, and over again."
Thankfully, the heat from that story has died down and she now feels 'really safe' in her new home.
She's also running the popular dudesinthedm Instagram page, where she offers an insight into the sort of creepy DMs she and other models receive on a daily basis - as well as sharing her brilliant responses.
Paige said: "I always would screenshot when someone would say something mean to me, and then I would respond back in a comedic way or agree with them, or something of that sort.
"Their response to me almost showed them what they were doing was being an a*****e. And I had this over, and over, and over again, and I thought, 'Oh my God, maybe this can help some people,' because online trolls, they're everywhere, and I never really gave them the power to actually hurt my feelings.
"And I thought, 'OK, maybe if I show other people this too, maybe they've had a similar experience, or maybe it'll help them realise that these trolls are just trolls.'"
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@paigeuncaged
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