Posted By: vorlon There are hobbyists who can be equally guilty of awful behavior towards an escort. Clearly you are correct that the more personal information one party knows about the other, the greater the risk if the "relationship" goes south.
I've yet to actually hear recounts of one of those hobbyists (minus Jack the ripper and other media fodder). Unfortunately what you hear from the providers is that some other provider(s) have declared war. They might try to make it seem like a guy did it at first, but they can't help but reveal themselves at some point.
I have heard first hand of instances where guy went into stalker mode on certain providers. In fact while his name escapes me now there was one guy around for some time who was a serial stalker, moving from one provider to another.
You are quite right though that there is quite a bit of provider on provider harassment as well.