My sympathies for the rip off, but you made a pretty basic error. The "money outside to the driver" move is a common set up. It usually means that the girl can flat out leave OR she can come back and tell you that you are now committed to a very expensive lap dance. The cell phone? Immaterial. It could easily have been a dummy phone or a stolen one. Even she left it and ran, you wouldn't recoup your $200 selling it on on E-bay. The cash should ALWAYS stay in the room until the session is complete. Remember that you cannot force a girl to have sex with you, even if she has taken money from you. So the only protection you (the John) have is that the cash remains in the room and you might get it back if she tries to rip you off. In fact, when I'm most vulnerable, (ie. I'm an obvious out-of-towner doing an outcall in a hotel) I often count out the cash, leave it in the open or near the girl's things - and ask that she not collect it till we are done. Many legitimate providers (indies especially) prefer to not collect the cash until AFTER sex: LE is not allowed to actually have sex while trying to make a bust. There is the occasional legitimate girl/agency who wants to give the cash to a third party first. But they're so few that you're better off erring on the side of caution. Also, I recommend reconfirming everything verbally face-t-face with the girl, BEFORE you hand over a dime. I NEVER start a session with an unknown provider (unless its an agency that I'm familiar with AND I trust) without asking asking: a) are they a cop b) what services am I getting c) how much will my total outlay be (other than the courtesy tip) If they think you're a cop, the hell with them - let them go. If you think they might be a cop, you should be pulling the plug on the session anyway. I can't tell you how much trouble (and cash) that approach has saved me - even here at home in NYC. For example I used to use the $150 "boroughs: outcall agencies a lot. Very often they'd claim a girl would do things that she really wouldn't, eg BBBJ or Greek. If you ask the girl AFTER she gets the cash and checks in with the agency, no way in I could cancel and get my cash back.