Backpage Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Backpage was a classified advertising website that had become the largest marketplace for buying and selling sex by the time that federal law enforcement agencies seized it in April 2018.
As early as 2011 critics and law enforcement began accusing Backpage of being a hub for sex trafficking of both adults and minors. Despite claims by the website that it sought to block ads suspected of child sex trafficking or prostitution and reported some per month to the NCMEC, which in turn notified law enforcement.
In 2015 Backpage lost all credit card processing agreements as banks came under pressure from law enforcement, leaving Bitcoin as the remaining option for paid ads.
Backpage supporters claimed that by providing prompt and detailed information about suspicious postings to law enforcement, including phone numbers, credit card numbers and IP addresses, the website helped protect minors from trafficking. They contended that shutting down Backpage would drive traffickers to other places on the internet that will be less forthcoming about crucial information for law enforcement.
Affiliate Marketing (Former Employee) says"Backpage provided a stable job as they were generating hundreds of millions of dollars in income from sw'ers advertising their services like escorts, happy ending massage parlors, bondage pros that will beat men for money, etc. Cons: bad managers"
Moderator (Former Employee) says"If you are looking for a work place where management is helpful and present don't work here. I enjoyed some people that I worked with. There was a lot of favoritism not based on work related issues."
Moderator (Current Employee) says"I work from home editing ads that come in through a queue. The shifts are generally 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. Its a work from home thing which is nice because I am able to spend more time with my children without having to haul them off to day care each time I go into work. Cons: no job security"
Custodian of Records - Supervisor (Current Employee) says"The environment may be a little too relaxed for a professional office. The jeans and t-shirt culture seems to bleed over to the attitudes where the management has an attitude lacking authoritative decision making."
Content Developer says"I worked at backpage for less than a year Cons: Employees aren't made to feel valued"
Paul Valentine says"Of course that's basically what Kamala did with Backpage because everyone sucks regarding internet policy."
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Born_Invincible says"All she got to do is secure some old white penis and the Doja Milaje/Intersectional shit will carry this bust down… https://t.co/MiNRW1X3z7"
In The News
Washington Post reports"16-year-old was found beaten, stabbed to death after being advertised as prostitute on Backpage"
Tallahassee Democrat reports"Backpage.com was linked to area murder, assault and prostitution cases. Now it's shut down"
Reason reports"Kamala Harris' Dishonest Campaign To Destroy Backpage.com"
STLtoday.com reports"War over Backpage moves to a new battlefield"