Request that credit card companies disallow use of their products on rubmaps.com.
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Legitimate, professional massage therapists are committed to the health and well being of their clients, however, far too many individuals view massage as a sexual activity and illegitimate massage businesses that are engaged in criminal behavior such as prostitution and even human trafficking undermine the massage profession. This is made worse by predatory websites, sites such as rubmaps.com, a site that provides a forum for hobbyists, men who seek sexual massage, to list businesses, post reviews on businesses and their employees and promote illegal behavior in massage businesses.
This site also creates a dangerous atmosphere for massage workers by legitimizing behaviors that at times amount to assault, including sexual assault, by its paid subscribers. Currently there are no less than 10,000 massage businesses listed on the website and there is no consideration as to whether these businesses are legitimate or criminal in nature and there are numerous instances where businesses listed on the site have been determined to be engaged in human trafficking. Sadly, the website and its subscribers seem to care less about the plight of women, often foreign nationals, who are forced into the sex trade and victimized over and over again by site subscribers.
Financial institutions, such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express currently allow their cards to be used to purchase subscriptions to this site, however, in the recent past they have shown an unwillingness to allow their products to be used for such activity. It's believed that they do not realize their cards are being used for these purposes and it's time they be made aware of the harm their products are contributing to.
Let's send a message to these companies that massage professionals think it is time they stopped doing business with rubmaps.com.
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