Voice Platform and Support Network for Families of Missing and Victims of Crime
Would this stop people from hacking other peoples accounts?
For me personally I would have no problem whatsoever if they put this into place. I can debate religion, politics you name it all under my own name. Gee novel idea to be assosciated with one's own beliefs......how much can someone believe in something if they have to hide?
I'm sick of the families of the missing, the families of the murdered being preyed upon by sick people who use so many names/nics/handles on social networking sites. The psychic scammers, the reward mongers, the ignorant couch potatoe sleuthers that inject themselves into all areas of these cases but rarely use their own names as they wreak havoc on the families and on the cases. The people who throw up Facebook sites or web pages for the missing without ever asking the familiy's permission. I'm sick of going on missing person sites and having to ask first if this is a family member running the site/page or is this someone that the family has given verifiable permission to have this site/page up and running before I know whether or not to get involved on that site/page. For all we know on some of these sites it's the kidnapper/murderer who has the site up. And, I'm sick of memorial pages and YouTube memorial sites being the target of evil people leaving hurtful and hateful comments that the families can't get removed because they didn't put the site or video up and are not even admins on the site.
But with that said I can understand some people needing to use fake names: victims of stalking, victims of domestic violence, law enforcement, PIs contracted on a case, etc.
I guess if FB or any site was going to put something like this in place then it would have to be done under various security levels for individuals. For pages for the missing/murdered/memorials then more stringent verification that the family has given permission to have another person have the site up for them. (I know some people will yell "BUT WHAT ABOUT AWARENESS?" at me but what I see is the families spend so much time battling these unauthorized pages/sites that it takes away time they could be spending on awareness not to mention on how it zaps them emotionally.)
Most good people do not need to hide. Most evil loves to be called by many names.
Below is what Mr. Pirani, founder of the Safelist, said about gated classifieds website with verified identity.
Donna Jou was a 19-year-old, Honor student at San Diego State University when she disappeared in June 2007 after placing an
ad in an online classifieds website looking to earn a few extra dollars tutoring high school kids in math.
When I first learned about the very tragic story of Donna Jou and felt the incredibly palpable anguish of her Dad, Mr. Reza
Jou, in a birthday greeting that he posted on the website dedicated to her at www.DonnaJou.com, I became even more
determined to build a gated classifieds website that only allows users whose identity has been verified. Unlike shopping and
auction sites (e.g., Amazon and eBay) where users conduct business mostly by mail, users of online classifieds sites, on the
other hand, generally transact business in person. By allowing users to post ads anonymously, these websites create a perfect
breeding ground for criminals, who, thriving on anonymity, can hide behind their web browsers and prey on an unsuspecting and
trusting public with all kinds of nefarious activities, ranging from fraud to even more dangerous crimes, including rape, robbery,
In 2009, police arrested John Steven Burgess, a 3 time convicted sexual predator, who confessed to luring Donna to her death
after reading her classified ad online. As a father of 2 young girls, I made it my mission in life to build a safer classifieds website
so that my two daughters will never have to fear for their lives when using an online marketplace.
Please join me in building a web community where members may participate in all types of activities—trade, commerce or
social—free from fear and suspicion. If the SafeList Marketplace can help save just one life, or help prevent just one woman
from being raped or prevent just one child from falling into the dangerous world of child prostitution, then we will have made a
significant contribution to society. However, with your help, I am convinced that SafeList.com will play a significantly bigger role
in cleaning up the web of criminals and make it safer for everyone. We must not allow Donna’s untimely and tragic death be in
vain but instead act as a catalyst for us all in creating a better and safer Internet!