Last month, performer Tana Lea tweeted about her experience with FanCentro (FC), an adult platform that allows models to sell access to private feeds (similar to OnlyFans), as well as Snapchat memberships. Lea actually got her start as a Snapchat model in 2014, later transitioned to camming and then professional porn. Lea has stated several times, for instance on Instagram, that FanCentro has changed her life.
Recently, Lea alleged that FC customers were being charged, often unknowingly, for a Snapchat membership to LikeWhoaGirls when signing up for another premium Snapchat. According to the allegations, they were possibly tricked into paying for this add-on with FC’s pre-checked cross sale tactic.
Lea had this to say:
If you were ever charged twice for a girls premium snapchat she wasn’t the one stealing from you. FYI. See if you were added to this snap. I did not give my consent for my content to be posted here. Nor did I charge you twice. pic.twitter.com/SshDPBpq7J
— Tana Lea (@thetanalea) February 10, 2019
According to Lea’s allegations, it appears that FanCentro offered access to LikeWhoaGirls’ premium Snapchat as an add-on when signing up for another “Influencer’s” Snapchat. After a free trial period, customers are then charged for a $29.99 monthly subscription to the LikeWhoa premium Snap, in addition to whatever they’re paying for the initial subscription they signed up for.
Some customers said, when they signed up for brief free trial periods, there was no box to uncheck, and they were charged for the LikeWhoa subscription, anyway.
The only Snapchats it did that to me was the two that had the free trial. Didn’t give me the option to not sign up for them. It just signed me up and charged me. I got it stopped after one charge.
— Cuddly (@Cuddlybigguy) February 10, 2019
FC said in their statement on February 10: “In the spring of 2018, as a result of a special request from the Unikorn Squad, FanCentro introduced a cross-sell on the Unikorn Squad models payment pages only. The cross-sell offers to buy an optional subscription to Likewhoa channel in addition to the subscription a user is currently buying.”
The LikeWhoa brand is part of the Unikorn Squad, which was developed in part by one of FC’s founders. In their statement and on Twitter, FC emphasizes that Unikorn Squad is a separate business unrelated to FanCentro.
Read the official response, it’s completely clear they are separate businesses.. so there is no segregation.. Unikorn Squad is a studio on FanCentro.
— FanCentroTribe (@FANCentroTribe) February 11, 2019
The Unikorn and LikeWhoa brands aren’t new to Lea. She traveled and performed with other Unikorn Squad girls in Jamaica last year. FC’s statement indicated that all Unikorn girls were informed of how their content was to be used and “loved it.” So, if Unikorn models film content explicitly for a Unikorn/LikeWhoa premium Snap, that content will be used under the Unikorn/LikeWhoa brand.
FC stated that they never reposted content without “proper consent.” Lea, however, also claims that FC stole and reposted copyrighted content from her premium Snapchat. If true, FC (and its parent, ModelCentro) may face legal consequences for distributing copyrighted content without the performer’s consent.
Lea, who has been a popular Snapchat model for years, now sells her premium Snapchat via CCBill on her own website.
Other sites that allow the sale of premium Snapchat subscriptions include:
ManyVids – 60 percent payout
JustForFans – 70 percent payout
Membershyp – 70 to 90 percent payout
Teddy’s Girls – 75 percent payout
AdultMemberSites – 75 to 80 percent payout
Unblur – 85 percent payout
IndieBill – 85 percent payout
iWantClips no longer allows the sale of Social IDs. Some models sell Snap subscriptions via AmateurPorn (AP), a clip site with 75 percent payout, but AP does not currently have a social or store item feature. Models who sell Snap on AP do so by simply offering it as a photoset, video or bundle.
Editor’s note: YNOT Cam reached out to Tana Lea via her publicist StarFactoryPR for a comment regarding these circumstances, but Lea was unable to share a statement at that time.
Alsanna James is a student, advocate, spoonie, writer, gamer and adult content creator. Half silent oracle, half professional sexpot, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and find her on Twitter at @AlsannaJames.