A report from Single Parent Gossip author and child safety expert Pat McKenna, going live on SPG's website today, warns that single parents looking for love online may want to avoid Adult Friend Finder.com by a long shot. McKenna's report alleges that the matchmaking website generates revenue from ads placed on websites containing imagery depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
"These websites act as so-called affiliate marketers routing traffic to AFF and they are paid by AFF on a per click basis suggesting that there is a financial incentive for marketers to place AFF ads wherever possible to get traffic," the report claims. "AFF pays for that traffic so it is aware of its origin and the identity of the marketer in order to maintain accounting."
The report also clearly defines the matchmaking website: it's for adults looking to establish some kind of relationship, not a Facebook-type arena where old schoolmates gather together. The drawback is that apparently AFF has racked in a good number of "criminals" and "pedophiles" related to the websites supporting AFF's advertisement. It's indicated that pedophiles could try to build a relationship with adults to get close to their children.
But McKenna's report alleges that AFF is purposely "building a path" for pedophiles and criminals to its front page through its affiliate marketing campaign. "They pay for affiliates to manage and drive that traffic to their landing pages and entice these people to join by displaying adverts of local girls displaying their wears and graces," the report claims. "That traffic has a name. Yes, they are pedophiles with a desire to download and view imagery, interact with, and in too many cases have physical contact and sex with children."
To read more bout the threat Adult Friend finder poses, check out McKenna's report over on Single Parent Gossip. Thanks to Tom's old pal Wolfgang for the tip!