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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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Undercover Web Site Derailed By Hosting Firm


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MARCH 9--In an aggressive bid to entice prospective “sex tourists,” the Department of Homeland Security last year launched an undercover web site that purported to arrange trips from the U.S. to Canada, where clients could engage in sexual activity with minors, The Smoking Gun has learned.

The “Precious Treasure Holiday Company” web site was active until a few weeks ago when its Massachusetts-based web hosting firm removed the site from its servers, apparently in response to a complaint about its content. Now, visitors to precioustreasureholidaycompany.com are greeted with the messa
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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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Heh, well this appears to be a first for the department of Gestapo security.

In a sort of ironic turn of events, the DHS's pedophile-trapping "sting-op" web-site has been shut down by the networking host they were operating it on.

Recently, DHS has been seizing tons of bit torrent and other sites and closing them down, as we have seen reported in several stories. Now it appears that one of their own undercover sites have been closed down.

While I definitely think the taking down of child sex predators is a must, I do kind of think that some of the things going on here (like using trolls to pimp their chestor site and posting naked pics of little girls on it) are particularly creepy. But I guess that is how they "bait" potential offenders?



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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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What? Are you telling me www.terroristbombstore.com might not be a real place for jihad?

This whole time it could be the DHS.... I feel so stupid.



To the OP, yeah, that's great that they are getting them, but why did you have to use my country for the 'destination'?
That's BS.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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Because if they used a US destination it would qualify as "entrapment" ... and if they used Massachusetts it would be "fraud".... I shouldn't have to tell you this... you know how dedicated these people are to upholding the law.....


Besides... we have to give the new law enforcement pretty boys at the Interpol something to do, now that they have jurisdictional immunity to operate in our countries....
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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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That's awesome, I wonder what happens when all the neo-law enforcers keep finding each other turning up in their investigations?

It will be like watching 9 o'clock drama unfold on the news. 75% goes under the rug and the other 25% gets played out cause someone slept with someone else's girlfriend and they have an axe to grind.

"We is gettin' the bad guys"

Way to go LE.

I had had no idea Interpol was integrated in that way. I missed that somehow, but I found something as soon as I searched.

The country will become one of the Organization’s greatest screeners of borders and non-nationals using INTERPOL’s advance technology and network. All of you, as law enforcement officers of Canada, will now be able to search INTERPOL’s databases, containing information on known criminals, stolen passports, and at a future date stolen motor vehicles, wherever you have access to the CPIC – from Saint John to Sudbury to Slave Lake.

This means that where and when it matters most – when a border agent checks a passport, when a traffic officer stops a suspect– you will now be able to find out instantly whether that passport was stolen, or whether that individual is wanted, not just in Canada, but in every single one of the 187 INTERPOL member countries.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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Very funny.

Thanks for the chuckle.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Walls's must be pissed at the mirror image.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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I don't understand... Isn't this kind of thing illegal? Even when the DHS does it?



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by Flakey
I don't understand... Isn't this kind of thing illegal? Even when the DHS does it?


I never got an answer to my question. Anybody?

OP?

Members?

Hello?



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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One would think so.

Would I be able to set up a website like that (not that I want to, obviously)?

What gives them the right to store kiddy porn on their PC's, and arrest people for doing the same thing?


 
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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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The same could be said about selling drugs, and selling sex lol. Gotta break the law to enforce it eh?

Thanks for the article, you always seem to post interesting and amusing news articles



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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I don't think that the actual website existing qualifies as entrapment; but having someone out pimping said website may be.

I thought that entrapment's fundamental principle is that the person they are trying to catch has to intiate the activity first...even Dateline followed that principle with To Catch a Predator stuff.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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Hey couldn't this be used against someone who was not involved in child porn, that you wanted. By sending them a porn image, it would be stored on their hard drive for later retrieval and prosecution, wanted or unwanted. I've heard of a lot of guys, who were whistleblowers that got in trouble fo images. (I can't remember who....- what about Assange?)



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Sure, why not. You can also be infected with a virus, that downloads a bunch of stuff, and puts it in some obscure place in system files that people normally don't look. Personally I prefer to keep everything encrypted, with insane 50+ character passwords, including my OS. To anyone other than me my HD is useless, been doing that ever since some cocksmacker stole my external with all my movies and music on it



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Anyone know whatever happened to DimensionalDetective? I liked reading this threads long before I ever joined here.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 03:11 AM
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I was wondering the same thing? Where did he disappear to? That is why I am looking at his last thread. Does anyone know? I have not been here in a long time myself. Life takes you in many directions sometimes and its hard to find your way back. Hope all is well Dimensional Detective.

The only Thing I have to say about the the subject in this post is, entrapment And being set-up are two different things.If you are a criminal and you are busted because of entrapment, well then..... We really don't need criminals. If you are set up.... Than you must fight to prove you are innocent. Good luck with that!



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 04:09 AM
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hmm......no good feeling that he suddenly vanished..





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