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Security is an important saftey concern here. A Child predator and kiddie pornographer has been caught here Pm ing our teens users. We have deleted his account. He did manage to pm some teen users before we caught him. His information is being turned over to the FBI. When you recieve a PM that makes you uncomfortable please PM a staff member immediatly. Predators and admirers are not allowed here under any circumstances.

His ID was crackdegghead (74.135.51.167) crackdegghead@yahoo.com. This man is to be considered dangerous.

Laura

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Guest Just_Call_Me_Nick

Wow...great job...it feels good to know security is taken serous here...thank you...

Nick~

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MaryEllen

As a senior member in age, I tend to look at our young people as a mother would look at her children. Whenever some pervert behaves inappropriately toward my kids, it tends to tick me off. Well done, Laura.

MaryEllen

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Guest o0tg0o

wow, the other day i was worried for the younger member's safety too, but this answered my concern and makes me relieved for the young'ens :) good job and I'm sure we all appreciate it. ^_^

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Guest Michelle M
A Child predator and kiddie pornographer has been caught here Pm ing our teens users. We have deleted his account. This man is to be considered dangerous.

Laura

I'm not defending him or challenging you, but is he really into that stuff? How was it confirmed? It seems serious. This is a bit distressing for me. This guy did talk to me, and comment on my pics. I am worried. I thought I could share my pics without being scared, since guests or non members can't see them. I'm guilty and naive though, I guess, since being a girl is new to me. I'm very impressionable and easily flattered. It's my fault for craving attention and praise and people telling me I'm pretty. I feel sick to know that a possible child pornographer could have right clicked and saved my pics though, and now they're out there. >.> I'm hoping this isn't true, because I hate to think of it. I might be in denial though. I feel ashamed, confused, disgusted, and don't know who I can trust anymore. This really deflated the great day I was having.

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Guest Louise

Hi Michelle,

Don't feel ashamed at what has happened it's not your fault, they are very clever at getting into your mind, but I have to say that with the security that is in place on here you are pretty much safe, but one will always slip through the net, and for this reason I say to everyone be very careful with whom you confide, it's best to keep personal details to yourself, there are those of us who are totally out in the open about ourselves, but not everyone is and to stay in stealth be very very careful.

Please all of you take care.

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Guest Katie-Louise

Great job Laura he PM me and it was definitely inappropriate as no admirers are allowed and then he PM me again saying delete last message so I did was very confused and felt slightly uncomfortable has he did not introduce himself.

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Guest kaos

Great job with security! It is nice to be in a place that really looks out for its younger members!

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Guest Just_Call_Me_Nick

Is there any advice we can have to help out on this subject in the future...is there tips and whatnots to look out for to better protect ourselves as well?

Some of us has been on line for some time and are aware of some of the dangers...but some may not be so experienced in this...so was wondering if there is any tips that could be pointed out?

Nick~

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Petra Jane
Is there any advice we can have to help out on this subject in the future...is there tips and whatnots to look out for to better protect ourselves as well?

Some of us has been on line for some time and are aware of some of the dangers...but some may not be so experienced in this...so was wondering if there is any tips that could be pointed out?

Nick~

One point that we keep plugging away at, but bears repeating, never give your personal contact details out, also, there is an option on your user profile to NOT show email, make sure this is ticked please, it's one of those settings that seems to be set to show rather than keep private by default.

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Guest Drew

wow, that's kind of frightening. good job to everyone here who caught this creep. i have a younger friend with a profile on this site who got a PM from this guy, from what i saw it was really innappropriate. good to know he's been deleted and safety is taken seriously. thank you.

Drew

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Guest savagedm

Honestly, people like these are masters of deception from the get-go. Michelle, any of us could have been tricked by someone like him. What is important is that he was caught, and as it stands right now, the damage appears to be minimum. Take this experience, all of us, and apply it to your lives. You now at least have a partial idea of what to look for in predators like him. Hopefully in the future, if something like this were to happen you can see it coming and get away before anything bad happens! Great job in getting rid of him Laura!

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I'm not defending him or challenging you, but is he really into that stuff? How was it confirmed? It seems serious. This is a bit distressing for me. This guy did talk to me, and comment on my pics. I am worried. I thought I could share my pics without being scared, since guests or non members can't see them. I'm guilty and naive though, I guess, since being a girl is new to me. I'm very impressionable and easily flattered. It's my fault for craving attention and praise and people telling me I'm pretty. I feel sick to know that a possible child pornographer could have right clicked and saved my pics though, and now they're out there. >.> I'm hoping this isn't true, because I hate to think of it. I might be in denial though. I feel ashamed, confused, disgusted, and don't know who I can trust anymore. This really deflated the great day I was having.

I did wrestle with whether to make this public or not. I didn't want to upset anyone here. However it is a serious matter and users needed to be warned. Predators and admirers need to be put on notice that their information will be made public and sent to the appropriate authorties. They will not be tolerated here. Remember if he's doing it to you he is likely doing it to dozens of others here too, some of which are underage teens. In this case he sent several pm's with the exact same message: "I think you are beautiful". Then he proceeded to ask for dates and members pictures. If someone does that to you a red flag and a siren should go off in your head. With each response to him he will get bolder until he asks to meet you. From that point on you could be in danger. Did you ever wonder how people like this even get kids to go with them? Who would run off with a stranger? They are experts at charm and hiding their threatening nature.

THis not the first time this has happened here and it won't be the last. We have given lots of warnings about protecting yourself here by not giving out your personal information. Few listen and our warnings just lead to raised eyebrows. You are anonymous here as you want to be. Your information is safe here. What good does that do though if users give their information out themselves? We never know what is on a users mind who registers here and we have no crystal ball. We hope people are here for support and most are. We can't start giving people online lie detector tests it wouldn't work. It is important that we remain easily accessable to those who need us in the community. This leaves us slightly vulnerable but not defenseless. Our security is excellent here and we can catch them when they make their move. You can help us catch them faster though by reporting any inappropriate PM's you receive.

This is the basic profile of a predator or admirer: They almost never post publicly (posts 0) and are almost always new users. You won't see an introduction post because they want to stay off our radar. They usually start PM'ing our users right away to the point of spamming on our radar screen. They send almost exactly the same message to everyone which is quite charming and flattering. At first it's a request for more pics of you. If you already have pics in the Gallery why does he need more. Next he asks you to offsite on a messanger program to meet and chat. WHy doesn't he use the chat here? Next he talks about dating you. Then he wants to meet. He may or may not talk about sex at first. Meeting him could put you in danger. All the while he will be charming and even respectful.

Ask yourself what he does he want to do with your pics? Why doesn't he post publicly? Instead he stays in the shadows.

If he wants a date their are many sites he can go to http://www.lauras-playground.com/trans_date.htm . Why come to a support site to date? He knows that here he is more likley to find someone emotionally vulnerable. This is why we keep Sex offenders and admirers off this site. There are tons of dating sites he can find TG's on. We have only a small handfull of support sites. This is the only one that does online suicide prevention. What better place for a predator to strike?

Please keep yourself safe. It's not everyone who is what they say they are. Some really are dangerous. We have enough problems. You have anonymity here, please use it.

:)

Laura

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Guest Michelle M

Thank you very much, Laura. I am glad that you did make it public. Your previous post made utmost sense to me with absolute clarity. It was a good reality check for me and a lesson to be learned. I am glad that at least I did not give out any personal info or names.

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Guest Just_Call_Me_Nick

After reading about the Predator that recently tried to capture some of us sort of speak…I began looking back into past postings…and I found a few other heart breaking things that has happen.

I am new so I wanted to look back into past postings to get a better feel of the people here. I admire how Laura has over come heart break after heart break…just to continue to believe in what she has created here…your heart Laura must be as large as the universe…and beyond.

And I for one am truly happy to see the site continue…and to see Laura’s heart flourish even more… :blush:

What I have noticed from reading past postings…Laura and everyone who helps out on the site has never asked for anything in return…other then respect…so you have that from me…to everyone. B)

Nick~

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Guest Brianna

Ohhhh, well even though that guy did PM me, I never felt like he was invading my privacy, he didn't ask for pics of me or anything. But then again, I didn't really give him much to feed off of, I just said Hi back and asked him about himself. But I'm not surprised at how it turned out, i was a little suspicious of him in the first place, I should have reported him. But oh well, great security, I feel really good about being here, knowing how safe it is.

Really, great work with the site as always, and I am proud to be here. :D

Love

Alyssa.

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Guest o0tg0o

yeah...i also inspected some of the images that were sent to some of the members here, but it's definitely photoshopped. I can point out how the lighting's weird, and the height proportion is a little off and ....i can go off on other things...but you get the point.

Either way we should all be careful. On our forums, online, and real life. We're all here to discuss too :-D

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Jayme

Ugh, now I am glad I said something! He Creeped me out and I guess I was not alone. Laura Thank you for telling everyone here who and what he was. I hope he is the last one to come in here.

I was wondering why he directly contacted me through yahoo where he tried to get some info from me. The red flag was when he sent his reply of just a 32 m admirer when I asked him who he was. I had never seen him here before and I wasn't going to have anything to do with him after his reply.

Again Laura I want to thank you for all the hard work you put up with just keeping this site running. You and all of the staff here are a blessing.

Jayme

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Guest KyleMicheal

I hate people like that.

People who take advantage of others like that.

I don't know why, but after I read the news about the predator...I almost started to cry.

Thank you for keeping us safe, I know how much you try and care, but...I'm scared now.

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Guest Rev. Michal

I hate pedos.

Hate them in the face. With rocks.

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Guest SharleahLynn
Is there any advice we can have to help out on this subject in the future...is there tips and whatnots to look out for to better protect ourselves as well?

Some of us has been on line for some time and are aware of some of the dangers...but some may not be so experienced in this...so was wondering if there is any tips that could be pointed out?

Nick~

I can offer this little tid bit of assistance : If you are pm'd without permission , or asked for a pm and the person doing the pm starts getting in any way personal, immediately pm a staff member and report the discomfort from the person. The staff will deal with them expeditiously. We try to catch all the bad people but can not get them all unless we have users telling us about them as they are doing their dastardly deeds. You do not need to ask an RM or Supervisor to pm(especially to report trouble). WE ARE HERE TO BOTH HELP AND PROTECT YOU . ........ SharleahLynn

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Ohhhh, well even though that guy did PM me, I never felt like he was invading my privacy, he didn't ask for pics of me or anything. But then again, I didn't really give him much to feed off of, I just said Hi back and asked him about himself. But I'm not surprised at how it turned out, i was a little suspicious of him in the first place, I should have reported him. But oh well, great security, I feel really good about being here, knowing how safe it is.

Really, great work with the site as always, and I am proud to be here. :D

Love

Alyssa.

Protection of our users(family members) here is job #1, we have not ,nor will we ever tolerate predators , pedophiles, admirers , or trolls to knowingly invade our safe haven. We ask all our people to please inform us if they are approached by anyone like that , some do and some are afraid to come forward. FEAR NOT, we are hear to provide you with a safe environment. Tell us when approached by a bad person. SharleahLynn

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Guest Sheila
I did wrestle with whether to make this public or not. I didn't want to upset anyone here. However it is a serious matter and users needed to be warned. Predators and admirers need to be put on notice that their information will be made public and sent to the appropriate authorties. They will not be tolerated here. Remember if he's doing it to you he is likely doing it to dozens of others here too, some of which are underage teens. In this case he sent several pm's with the exact same message: "I think you are beautiful". Then he proceeded to ask for dates and members pictures. If someone does that to you a red flag and a siren should go off in your head. With each response to him he will get bolder until he asks to meet you. From that point on you could be in danger. Did you ever wonder how people like this even get kids to go with them? Who would run off with a stranger? They are experts at charm and hiding their threatening nature.

THis not the first time this has happened here and it won't be the last. We have given lots of warnings about protecting yourself here by not giving out your personal information. Few listen and our warnings just lead to raised eyebrows. You are anonymous here as you want to be. Your information is safe here. What good does that do though if users give their information out themselves? We never know what is on a users mind who registers here and we have no crystal ball. We hope people are here for support and most are. We can't start giving people online lie detector tests it wouldn't work. It is important that we remain easily accessable to those who need us in the community. This leaves us slightly vulnerable but not defenseless. Our security is excellent here and we can catch them when they make their move. You can help us catch them faster though by reporting any inappropriate PM's you receive.

This is the basic profile of a predator or admirer: They almost never post publicly (posts 0) and are almost always new users. You won't see an introduction post because they want to stay off our radar. They usually start PM'ing our users right away to the point of spamming on our radar screen. They send almost exactly the same message to everyone which is quite charming and flattering. At first it's a request for more pics of you. If you already have pics in the Gallery why does he need more. Next he asks you to offsite on a messanger program to meet and chat. WHy doesn't he use the chat here? Next he talks about dating you. Then he wants to meet. He may or may not talk about sex at first. Meeting him could put you in danger. All the while he will be charming and even respectful.

Ask yourself what he does he want to do with your pics? Why doesn't he post publicly? Instead he stays in the shadows.

If he wants a date their are many sites he can go to http://www.lauras-playground.com/trans_date.htm . Why come to a support site to date? He knows that here he is more likley to find someone emotionally vulnerable. This is why we keep Sex offenders and admirers off this site. There are tons of dating sites he can find TG's on. We have only a small handfull of support sites. This is the only one that does online suicide prevention. What better place for a predator to strike?

Please keep yourself safe. It's not everyone who is what they say they are. Some really are dangerous. We have enough problems. You have anonymity here, please use it.

:)

Laura

hi laura, i'm still a new member and am still finding my way around. so excuse the late post. i have read this post and will be on my tippy toes. the first thing i did was to hide my email address just as a precaution. i just felt i had to say something as this concerns me too. i think this should be mandatory reading for all new members if not such a frieghting subject. i did read this the other day and running across this page again thought i'd speak what was on my mind. thank you for your site.

hugs,

sheila :)

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Guest Zarek.Dark-Hunter

Great job Laura!! Your decision to make it public has made an impact. Both to the users of the forum and possible predators. Again, GREAT JOB!!

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