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July 21, 2004 07:11am
Eroticy Business Practices Fraudulent?
Source: Letters to the Editor
by: Soft and Steffy

Here is a Letter to the Editor reporting alleged fraud by Webcapades' Eroticy.com. This appears to be the tip of the iceberg. We comment on our own experience below.

Dear Mr. President

This letter is to inform you of a company you may want to check out from the Internet, a porn chat site that utilizes fake members to lure unsuspecting customers into paying monthly fees. This site uses porn stars, and fake accounts in their chat room, banning those that dare challenge the authenticity of the member.

Eroticy.com, (aka Webcapades), has run this operation for several years, but lately, many members have written my site, Hometown.AOL.com/steffysplace, which has many links to complaints filed against this company.

Letters written directly to Lisa of Eroticy, none have rendered a response.

Eroticy uses these fake members, (one is the dearly departed Shauna Grant), and acts as though they are the member themselves, making unsuspecting men unknowingly pay for something that is bogus.

While in chat, words such as fake, paid, and several others are not permitted and instantly filtered to reflect what Eroticy wants to be written. The Chat master, CM as known in the room, bans people at will, usually right after the monthly fee has been debited from one's credit card or bank account. The CM also PMs women, (I am one), and states that her account will be banned unless nude pictures are posted on her account. It was shortly after this that my account of almost 2 years was banned when I refused to post such pictures.

If one of the members dares to ask about the realism of a member, that questioning party is abruptly banned for life.

Eroticy also illegally uses members pictures on 2 of their other sites, even though the member is unaware of their picture being posted on either site.


Are all Eroticy owned, and have posted pictures from members that have no clue their picture even exists on any of these sites.

I have also received letters from Porn Industry affiliates that have written to my site, and agree with everything I state on my web site.

I am sending this letter to every Eroticy sponsor, congress, every porn site that I can attain through my computer, the Better Business Bureau, all search engines, as well as posting it onto my web site.

If you feel this is the proper way to run a site that children can access by simply answering "No" to the question, are you 18 Years or Older, then the Internet industry needs to form new laws to protect our children and avoid unsuspecting consumers from being purposely ripped off.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

Soft and Steffy

About WebCapadesInc / Eroticy.com from the Editor:

I was made aware of RipoffReport by the above email sent to Adult Industry News. Eroticy was our client for a month (they bought paid ad space) and as a courtesy I joined for 6 months to test it out. I became suspicious when every email I received was generic in nature and didn't reflect any information from the previous email I sent, and the only thing anyone wanted to do was chat (even though their profile said they wanted to meet new people). All members from Eroticy who have written me appear to be fake.

I also found pictures of porn stars I personally know with different names - a dead giveaway that the accounts were fraudulent. My attempts to notify Eroticy of these accounts were ignored. My determination is that since I don't like being jacked around by people who are not honest, weather it's the company or the members, I'm just not going to join up again. To be fair I should state I receive an occasional small affiliate check from them. The checks have never bounced.

Steve Nelson,
Adult Industry News

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