Do you know who you are chatting with?  

rm_gata11459 58F
8849 posts
2/15/2006 9:05 pm

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3/16/2006 5:20 pm

Do you know who you are chatting with?

Over the past few weeks some disturbing headlines have made the news. One story in particular is heartbreaking, and a link to our own American Friend Finders has come about from it.

When Neil Entwistle shot his 27 year old wife Rachel and their 9 month old daughter Lillian to death in a suburb of Boston, he returned to his native home of Framingham, England. But before doing his dirty deed, he surfed the web. Looking for ways to kill with a knife, the best ways to commit suicide, he also came here, to this place, AdultFriendFinder. Some news reports say he had made plans to meet a lover he had met here on the AdultFriendFinder web site, others have just named the site and described it as a popular spot for sex and swingers.

George Gillespie of Ohio brought a law suit against AOL and Mike Marlowe of Alabama, citing that Marlowe humiliated him in an AOL hosted chat room. The humiliation did not stop in the room, Marlowe, having actually traveled to Ohio to submit a change of address card at the local post office for Gillespie, disrupting Gillespie's mail service, taking this quite a bit further than a good natured ribbing.

When chatting to people that we meet on line, do we really know who we are chatting with? They could be anyone couldn’t they? They could be the future love of our lives, a soul mate that we would have never otherwise met, or they could be...Neil Entwistle.


Peace xxx K



rm_emerald6912 49M
545 posts
2/16/2006 6:06 am

gata, those stories certainly put into perspective some of the dramas that we see on this site. They highlight that there are some 'real' dangers with the online world.


rm_mockeen 62M
71 posts
2/16/2006 8:39 am

gata, like i said on a few occasions "weird and wonderful people"!!!! i have had my doubts about certain things i have observed on this site but thank goodness anyone we met were great people. but i still get that second sence feeling about what is going on in the chat room. i have noticed some very silly things that some people do like putting full facial pics on their profile, especially very pretty women, it sends a shiver through me. i have chatted to people who have had bad experiances after arranging a meet. the site is full of preditors and picture hunters.

however, i have met and chatted to some really good genuine people who are here for the fun and friendship and if it was'nt for that i would have given this site the elbow.

keep the faith


rm_gata11459 58F
10597 posts
2/19/2006 6:13 am

em, yes i think that we see some of this everyday, maybe not to this extreme, but certainly drama and danger. It should be taken seriously and not laughed off. xoxo gata

mockeen, you are right, people should protect themselves against preditors, and what a better place to find those out on the hunt then here. with on line resources, it is easy to track people down and find out addresses of work and home. and right again, there are some wonderful people here too, that it would be a shame not to get to know and share with, you just have to be cautious in choosing. xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


vilmac2 47F

3/16/2006 3:48 am

Gata its a very scary thought tho ! Youve got me thinking 1


rm_gata11459 58F
10597 posts
3/16/2006 5:20 pm

Vilmac, well it should make us all think, but remember that there are some really great people here too.. wonderful folks.. we just have to be careful.. xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


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