In the wake of the suspicious deaths of New Westminster escorts Jill Lyons and Karen Nabors, the Triple-X Workers' Solidarity Association of B.C. is providing advice to others in this line of work.
The two women died earlier this month at different times in the Elmwood Apartments in the 200 block of 11th Street.
Here are some safety tips issued today by the association:
Don't hesitate to call 911 if you fear for your safety. Keep your cellphone close by.
If working alone, call a partner in front of the client. Tell them you are starting a session and what time you'll call back. Even repeat customers.
Keep a log
Log all client inquiries with phone numbers, names, email addresses, et cetera. Don't see clients you have no information about.
Report all bad dates, including suspicious clients.
Do not ingest any substance a client could have tampered with, including condoms and lube. Never work while impaired.