Luvi Silverberg
November 11, 2022

How to Avoid Prostitution Stings in Vegas


If you're heading to Las Vegas, there are certain things you should know that aren't in any guidebook. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. But if something sounds too bad to be true—like a stranger offering drugs or sex for free—it might still be too good to be true. In this article I'll explain why these things happen and how they can affect your trip if they do happen to you.

Don't get in a car with a stranger.

When you are in Las Vegas, do not get into a car with anyone who you don't know. This is the absolute worst thing to do when it comes to avoiding prostitution stings. People get caught all the time for doing this and it makes no sense since there are so many other ways to find companionship in Las Vegas.

If someone offers you a ride, tell them that you would rather walk or call an Uber/Lyft instead of getting into their car. If they insist on giving you a ride, then give them some money and ask them if they can drop you off at another location nearby so that they won't have an excuse for driving around with an underage person in their vehicle later on down the road (it's happened before).

Don't sign up for a free ride or free membership at the clubs.

The best way to avoid prostitution stings in Vegas is by avoiding the people who will set them up. Don’t sign up for a free ride or free membership at the clubs. If you are offered something too good to be true, it probably isn’t real.

Don’t get in the car with a stranger – no matter how nice they seem or what they promise you. This can be especially dangerous if the person offering drugs is not actually a police officer but rather an undercover cop who wants to arrest you and take away your freedom for years on end.

If you think something might be suspicious, trust your instincts and look for another way home (or even better yet go back home).

Avoid the clubs on the south side of the Strip and downtown.

The clubs on the south side of the Strip and downtown are more likely to be sting operations. The south side is where you'll find a majority of these clubs, but there are other places that can also raise flags if you're not paying attention.

While the Nevada Gaming Control Board doesn't require nightclubs to inform patrons that they are being recorded or observed, many establishments will display warning signs when they have cameras in place. If you see such a sign, don't go inside! If there isn't a warning sign, then watch out for any unusual activity around you as well as employees who seem overly friendly or persistent in trying to get your attention—these might be undercover cops!

Don't discuss drugs with strangers, even if you're going to buy some.

If you're going to buy drugs in Vegas, do it in a public place. Never talk about drugs with strangers, and don't let them into your hotel room. If they are able to get into your hotel room at any point without you knowing, then they might have been working with the police all along.

Stay away from people who approach you saying "I know what you need" or "Can I share something with you?"

  • Avoid people who approach you saying, "I know what you need" or "Can I share something with you?"

  • If a person offers to sell drugs to you, walk away.

  • Don't take drugs from strangers.

  • Don't take drugs without knowing what they are, where they came from, and whether they have been tampered with in any way.

Look up Vegas escort reviews.

The best way to avoid prostitution stings in Vegas is by doing your research. Use a reputable site like Yelp or Citysearch and look for reviews that are not just one or two stars. You should also look for reviews that mention the name of the person who wrote it, as well as prices, services, and dates. If someone mentions "mid-30s with a sweet personality" then she's probably an escort!

Stories about cops posing as prostitutes are true.

The stories about police officers posing as prostitutes are true. While the majority of these cases involve undercover officers attempting to catch clients who solicit sex from prostitutes, there have also been instances where a police officer will pose as a prostitute themselves in order to arrest men who are willing to pay for sex with an undercover officer.

If you're walking down the street and see someone on the sidewalk dressed like they just stepped out of a lingerie catalog, it's likely that they're not actually a prostitute—and if they are, there are plenty more realistic-looking ones available nearby who will be less likely to get you arrested by cops lurking around corners waiting for their next bust.

If it seems too good to be true in Vegas, it probably is.

If you are approached by a stranger who seems to be offering you something too good to be true, it probably is. If someone asks you to take drugs or pay for something that you think should be free, then it's best to walk away. If a stranger asks for your money as part of an elaborate scam, then get away from them immediately.

If someone approaches you in Vegas and tries to lure you into doing something illegal, don't assume that the police will be there to help if things go wrong! It's better not even to talk about it because this could make things worse for both parties involved in such an exchange—especially if one party isn't even aware that they're breaking the law by attempting such activities (e.g., prostitution).


The bottom line is that prostitution stings are a real danger to anyone visiting Las Vegas. The best way to avoid them is by taking precautions and doing your research before going out to party in Sin City.