The truth about government crackdowns on the industry

Discussion in 'General Industry Related Topics' started by Slinky Bender, Oct 26, 2017.

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  1. Zoey

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    I don't think anyone's trafficked at all, they just want to earn income to pay for their families, rent, or living expenses-- and don't have many other marketable skills or college degrees. Gotta earn an income somehow.
    Trafficked adults wouldn't be in America or should be a rarity.
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  2. Slinky Bender

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    I know people here always complain that there are too many rules, but there is a reason for each one. I hope people realize what the purpose of the rule of only discussing past experiences and not making or announcing plans, or talking about meeting up IRL is (as well as what the dangers of having "chat" sections and PM).
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  3. twotimesone

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    I do care. Those people who got busted meet each other IRL and use their work emails in their profiles. How stupid could that be? After learning of this incident, I don't like to put reviews anymore either. It is like putting intimate details about you paying $xxx having sex with this girl. I hope that the admins here run a more low key operation that what they are doing at TRB.
  4. qkjnk

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  5. genius

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    Not to bright on their part on just so many levels. When I ran my company I had my bookkeeper use Peachtree Accounting software to do payroll (stubs and checks) along with all our other bookkeeping functions (I don't know why any small business, that needs a bookkeeper anyway, would put up with the hassle and costs of ADP to do payroll). Been a while but I think it would have been pretty simple to generate a paystub proving I worked for you and provided them with "accurate" personal information on you. I'd split the bounty with you. My company (long gone) is still listed with Crains and Bloomberg, et al., and they used the info we provided them w/o, as far as I could tell, any verification as to accuracy (or cost to us for that matter).

    Also, I guess they think that IRS, Feds, State tax agencies and local LE can't generate pay stubs as part of a sting.
  6. Slinky Bender

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    I remember when this New Jersey agency said they wanted guys to provide copies of their pay stubs to get verified. When I called them out on that on this site the owner put on the homepage of their website a bounty for my personal information.
  7. genius

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    And if they provided a copy of their badge or work email address I would think that for safety they all used a burner phone - NOT!
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  9. Jaxxny

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  10. qkjnk

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    This makes for horrifying reading for everybody here.
    Prosecutors charged the men that posted reviews as "promoting prostitution" a "second degree felony that carries a maximum five-year prison sentence and and a mandatory fine of at least $3,000" including "indefinitely banned from voting or owning a firearm."
    They all plead guilty to avoid long prison sentences and all lost their well paying jobs.
  11. qkjnk

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    News story yesterday from CBS about trafficking.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/does-backpage-crackdown-help-or-hurt-effort-to-stop-sex-trafficking/

    Not sure where the stings were. We should all be VERY careful - especially with this new administration's attitudes.

    I personally freak out about possibly using the services of a trafficked person, but there is significant biological pressure to get off, and in my circumstances, professional services make the most sense. (I can paraphrase a recent comment: I never pay for sex - I pay to have not get involved...)
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  12. MayorSimpleton

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    I haven't finished reading this extensive article but the moral police who use the "ends justify the means" tactics were in full force with those guys. One could argue that what those guys ran was illegal but saying they kept sex slaves was abundantly the on going PR campaign that all sex workers are sex slaves.
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  13. Slinky Bender

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