Police fake child sex site taken down by their webhost
The Department of Homeland Security fake website offering cheap (presumably) trips from the USA to Canada for men to engage in sex with children has been suspended by their webhost after a member of the public reported it to the host abuse department whom in turn took it down and if they followed standard procedure must have reported it to the FBI as well.
The DHS will have learnt its lesson and if they ever try this again they might be using their own server instead of relaying on commercial services, this way they can ignore public complaints, they could also work in collaboration with the hosting company and inform them of what they are doing.
A one year undercover operation and hours of police time have gone up in flames because of their short thinking.
Police set up of the fake child sex tourism site
The Homeland Security fake online website/company was named “Precious Treasure Holiday Company” which can be abbreviated as PTHC, in pedospeak that acronym stand for preteen hardcore sex. The website also depicted some well known underground paedophile logos, aka boylover and girllover logos (http://www.wikileaks.ch/wiki/FBI_pedophile_symbols) and it contained some misspellings, I would assume done intentionally to make it look like a foreigner was behind the company.
To make sure everything looked convincing, the site had a password protected online catalogue of children for customers to choose the cutest kid from, only interested parties where given access to the password protected part of the site after initial contact.
How did DHS made sure pedos would find the website?
DHS agents also set up a series of sites with ambiguous content, I am assuming here nothing illegal was posted just worded as if it were, and they included links and mentioned their sting operation “Precious Treasure Holiday Company” on those sites, they kept promoting their sting operation on chat rooms and forums that dealt with jailbait and little lolita sex while assuring people that it was a bonafide operation.
Descriptions used by “anonymous” posters to illustrate the site included: “great place for real incest” ; “only place for the real thing.” ; “This website…is an actually thriving business that is legit.”
How could one have spotted the fake child sex website?
Various clues gave away this website as a sting operation, anyone with a little common sense would have easily spotted there was something wrong.
- First inconsistency: Child sex trip to Canada
Has Canada become a child sex haven now? Why travel to a country next to yours with akin living standards and rule of law (no added benefits) in order to engage in child sex when you can do it in your own country? Selling child sex travellling to a third World country would have made more sense.
I believe the DHS chose Canada because they wanted to make 100% sure that nothing could go wrong and everything was under their control at all times. If they had arranged for the suspects to travel a real child sex paradise there was the chance that the subject might have engaged in sex with kids there before he got arrested.
- Second inconsistency: Privacy services from a Canadian company
This is a supposedly illegal website, but it is not being hosted in Russia or China or Mongolia, it is using a North American based domain registrar and hosting with a privacy whois service (Tucows) subjected to Canadian law. The whois records also show that the domain had recently been created (2010), not a big giveaway but not a good sign either.
- Third inconsistency: Online child sex catalogue does not contain illegal images
The suspects were given a username and password to access an online children’s catalogue, I am speculating here (but willing to bet money on that) that it is almost certain that all of those photos, although perhaps racy (if at all), did not contain any indecent images of children, doing so would have meant that the police were breaking the law themselves by distributing child pornography, and if only for the headlines that it would make on the press, it is highly unlikely the police will ever distribute child porn unless they are really desperate to make an arrest and have run out of options, even then they would want to make sure that those images can never be redistributed/copied.
Spotting FBI fake child porn websites
The rule of thumb is that the police can offer illegal services but they will never actually provide them because it becomes legally troublesome and it makes the cops look real bad in the press, police informants are a different thing, but cops themselves only in extreme circumstances might ever distribute child porn or drugs, but nothing stops cops from distributing fake child porn (photos not showing pussy and tits) and drugs (flour anyone?), that is fair game.
Did this fake child sex website got any results?
Because of the fake DHS child sex tourism website one USA citizen is now serving 20 years in prison and another awaiting trial for conspiring to transport an 8yo girl from Canada to the U.S.
I do not agree with these kind of police tactics where they incite others to commit a crime that might have never occurred had the cops not offered them the possibility to carry it out, it stinks of entrapment. DHS operation it is no different from opening Bank Of America’s safe next to a homeless shelter and waiting behind the corner ready to arrest anyone coming in to grab the cash.
News Source: The Smoking Gun