CYBER PERV PATROL (Site ‘outs’ predators)
A group of cyber-vigilantes has turned the tables on sexual predators who use the Internet to lure underage victims. The operators of the Web site perverted-justice.com pose as kids on the Internet, then expose any men who attempt to engage in online sexual activity. They pretend to be young girls or boys, and when adult men initiate inappropriate conversations with them, they bait them along, soliciting e-mail pictures and phone numbers and keeping transcripts of their entire online conversations. Then they post the information on their Web site - transcript, pics and phone numbers. The site's visitors are encouraged to e-mail, instant-message or call the would-be seducer and give them a piece of their minds.