I used to “honor” an unethical website every month. As I no longer go looking for them, such websites are less frequently featured here; on the other hand, those that are seem more disgusting than ever.
After all, what can you say about a site that…
1. …solicits anonymously-sent photographs that purport to be those of “potential online prostitutes” as a public service…
2. ….posts the photographs, labeling the women as prostitutes, with no fact-checking or investigation whatsoever…
3. ….and accompanies each posting with a button marked “DELETE THIS PROFILE NOW,” which, once clicked on, brings the visitor who has been so defamed to a page where she can pay $99.95 via credit card to have her name, address and photograph removed?
That’s “Potential Prostitutes.”
Well, I can say that the jilted lovers, ex-Facebook friends, general trouble-makers, sociopathic pranksters and other vicious cowards who send photos to this nauseating extortion site are as beyond redemption as the slug-like vermin who operate it. I can say, having held my rising gorge down as I examined the site, that it is either operated by a middle school drop-out or a non-English speaker, as the text reeks of illiteracy. I can say that the operators, whoever or whatever lower species they are, are liars as well extortion scammers, since the site claims that it has been sued and has always prevailed, though it has only been up since October and thus there hasn’t been time for any lawsuit to wind its way through the courts.
I can also say that its targets are vulnerable women who, because of embarrassment, lack of resources or desperation, will pay a quick hundred bucks to get their profiles off of the site, and, sadly, that the creatures who launched “Potential Prostitutes,” may make a significant profit before they have to shut down and vanish, with lawyers in pursuit.
Source: Boing Boing