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Nest2007
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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, November 9th (Saturday)

http://mobile.news.com.au/technology/online/ashley-madison-website-that-helps-people-cheat-on-their-partners-banned-in-singapore/story-fn5j66db-1226756547840


BS 35
WS 31
DD, only child
DDay: 06/09/13
End of TT/Full Disclosure 07/08/13

Reconciling. A stronger marriage now.

Psalm 37. It rocks my world. So does 140. Big guy upstairs has got it all figured out.


Posts: 230 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Here and there...
somanyyears
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Member # 26970
Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, November 9th (Saturday)


..it is also illegal to chew gum or spit on the sidewalk in Singapore.

..A-M should be made accountable in the courts for their role in the destruction of families and the financial devastation they help to create.

..a few multi-million dollar law suits won against the company might shut them down..

..we can only hope!!

smy


trust no other human- love only your pets
She isn't and never was who I thought..I can't believe who I married and what she did to us.
Me 67
Her 63
Married 42 yrs (together 47)
18 yr LTA with bf


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Holly-Isis
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, November 9th (Saturday)

MTE SMY. I've long thought that they should be named in an AoA lawsuit.


"Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. *CS Lewis*

Posts: 11216 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: Just a fool in limbo
HealingNow
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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, November 10th (Sunday)

I don't know if this story has been mentioned...

I have ranted in the past about Ashley Madison, and how they are free publicity slunts; how there really couldn't be that many women who would actually subscribe to a site like A.M.; how their game was likely a fraud through and through.

Turns out I was correct. No doubt the odd actual hook-up occurs, however, it seems most of their money is made from appealing to the neadrotholic instincts of *some* immoral males of the species.

Looks good on 'em

In today's Globe and Mail (10 Nov)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-woman-injured-while-typing-fake-profiles-for-dating-website-sues-for-20-million/article15368872/

Toronto woman injured while typing fake profiles for dating website sues for $20-million


Paola Loriggio

TORONTO — The Canadian Press


Published Sunday, Nov. 10 2013, 11:12 AM EST

Last updated Sunday, Nov. 10 2013, 11:18 AM EST

A dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses is being sued by a former employee who says she damaged her wrists typing up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women.

Doriana Silva is seeking $20-million from Ashley Madison for what she calls the company’s “unjust enrichment” at her expense, plus another $1-million in punitive and general damages.

In her statement of claim, Silva – a Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto – says she was hired to help launch a Portuguese-language version of the site and promised a starting salary of $34,000 plus benefits.

She was soon asked to create 1,000 “fake female profiles” meant to lure men to the new Brazilian Ashley Madison site – and given only three weeks to complete the work, the document alleges.

“The purpose of these profiles is to entice paying heterosexual male members to join and spend money on the website,” it reads.

“They do not belong to any genuine members of Ashley Madison – or any real human beings at all.”

The allegations have not been proven in court and Ashley Madison has yet to file a statement of defence.

The company, which describes itself as a dating service for married people, did not respond to requests for comment.

In her claim, Silva says she didn’t question her assignment, and no one at the company suggested there was anything “unlawful or improper” about the alleged phoney profiles.

In fact, she was led to believe “that doing so was some sort of a normal business practice in the industry,” it says.

Had she been aware of the “ethical and legal issues arising in relation to online fraud,” Silva would have turned down the work, she alleges in the document.

Creating the profiles “required an enormous amount of keyboarding” and Silva developed severe pain in her wrists and forearms, the claim says.

She alleges company brass ignored her complaints and her request for a wrist rest.

The pain soon made it impossible for Silva to do her job and she has been unable to work since 2011, the document reads, adding she “remains seriously disabled in many if not all aspects of her life.”

In her claim, Silva says the company has refused to grant her workers’ compensation or insurance despite an earlier agreement she would be covered, and the costs of physiotherapy and other treatments are adding up.

“Doriana’s injuries are permanent and her prognosis is uncertain,” the document says.

The suit was filed last year but stalled while the company petitioned the court to strike references to “ethics” and “unethical practices” from the statement of claim.

But a Superior Court judge found the references necessary to describe “the factual context in which the injuries were sustained,” a decision that was upheld on appeal this month.

Silva’s lawyer, Paul Dollak, said while compensation for personal injuries is usually calculated based on how much that person has suffered, his client is instead seeking a share of the money earned through the profiles she created.

On its website, Ashley Madison says it does not pre-screen members and can’t “guarantee the authenticity of any profile,” warning that “anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a dating profile.”


I'm a believer in the theory that a LOT of BS's go into a fog of our own after D-Day...
at the time we make choices that seem like the right thing...but down the road we look back and realize that we sold pieces of our soul.
-roadscholar

Posts: 182 | Registered: May 2007
tryingagain74
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Member # 33698
Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, November 10th (Sunday)

Well, there may be fraudulent members, but they do have some depraved members who are real-- my XWH and his Owife met on there.

I hope they get sued to pieces and end up having to fold. I know that another site will likely crop up in its place, but I would still derive satisfaction from watching AM go down in expensive, lawsuit-riddled flames...


BS (Me) 39
Happily liberated!
Two DS and One DD
It matters not how strait the gate,/How charged with punishments the scroll./I am the master of my fate:/I am the captain of my soul.--"Invictus," William Ernest Henley

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cookiegrl
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Default  Posted: 10:27 PM, November 10th (Sunday)

I freaking HATE that site. Was the first among many discoveries that changed my world.


Me: BW
Him: WH
Married 8 years
2 awesome kids, 7 and 4
D-Day #1 2/28/13
D-Day #2 10/21/13
Reconciling
Courage is not the absence of fear. It's acting in the face of fear.

Posts: 35 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: Florida
Nest2007
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Member # 39532
Default  Posted: 10:38 PM, November 10th (Sunday)

I told my fWH about the site last night - he'd never heard of it, and was appalled. "People actually look for affairs? Who does that?" He's in so much pain, both himself and for the pain he caused me, that it's unfathomable to him.

It IS appalling that some people lack the soul, lack the moral compass, to even make the existence of such a site a profitable endeavor. And yet, there it is.


BS 35
WS 31
DD, only child
DDay: 06/09/13
End of TT/Full Disclosure 07/08/13

Reconciling. A stronger marriage now.

Psalm 37. It rocks my world. So does 140. Big guy upstairs has got it all figured out.


Posts: 230 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Here and there...
surviving1963
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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, November 10th (Sunday)

I'm with you cookiegirl - it was one of the first of many "knives" in my heart. I HATE that website! I would pay money to help bring a lawsuit against them!!!!


Me: 50
WH: 50 pro cake-eater, NPD, SA
Married 33 years
D-Days 3-4-12, 8-19-12 (EA, probably PA)porn,ashleymadison, etc, etc
4 sons, 3 daughters
8 grandkids
Divorcing - finally

Posts: 120 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: Utah
Kiddingmyself
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Member # 33013
Default  Posted: 5:51 AM, November 11th (Monday)

My FWH used AM. I hold that site blameless in his infidelity. He did it. With or without AM it would have happened.


WH on DDay 2: "I should just work and shut up. My happiness doesn't matter."

Posts: 182 | Registered: Aug 2011 | From: Ohio
Tred
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Member # 34086
Default  Posted: 6:32 AM, November 11th (Monday)

"People actually look for affairs? Who does that?"

That's what I used to think. Then I discovered my wife was on there for almost two years. When I see someone elses WS was on AM, I wonder if they ever met my wife. Whenever I go to town, I wonder if someone staring at me met my wife on there. I'll never know. She talked to hundreds of men. Quite a few of them intimately. At least one long term PA. I'm not a fan of AM to put it mildly.


Married: 17 years (14 @JFO)
D-Day: 11/09/11
"Ohhhhh...shut up Tred!" - NOT the official SI motto (DS)

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