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Old 05 September 2007, 10:10 AM
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Surely this can't be legal
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Old 05 September 2007, 10:13 AM
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marryyourdaughter.com would be worse
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Old 05 September 2007, 10:42 AM
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The site claims it's legal because girl's can marry from the age of 13 if they have parental consent. Can anyone verify this to be the case?
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Old 05 September 2007, 10:50 AM
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The site claims it's legal because girl's can marry from the age of 13 if they have parental consent. Can anyone verify this to be the case?
Here it's 18, or 16 with parental consent. (except in Scotland where you can marry at 16 without parental consent.)

For the USA:-

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United States: Usually 18. Most states, however, allow marriage at a younger age with parental and/or judicial consent. Some states allow marriage at a still younger age if the female is pregnant.
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Old 05 September 2007, 01:11 PM
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Sorry, I read that as marr your daughter.

Aside from the age of these girls disturbing me, I'm also perturbed by the "Bride Price". Is this a slave trade or what? And who in their right mind would submit their daughters on this website?
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Old 05 September 2007, 01:36 PM
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WTF? Where's this bride price come from? I mean, I remember the ancient concept of 'dowry', but isn't this the opposite of that? How is that anything other than slavery?

Y'know almost every time someone's posted something like this I've come back and said 'this can't be real, it's too over the top'. I hope this is some kind of weird and sad joke.
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Old 05 September 2007, 01:40 PM
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this may be my connection but the site keeps giving me a 503 error. however it does work sometimes - keep trying.

oh, and:
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Old 05 September 2007, 01:50 PM
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The site claims it's legal because girl's can marry from the age of 13 if they have parental consent. Can anyone verify this to be the case?
I can't get to the site (503 error that Jonny mentioned), so I don't know where they're from, but this site says:
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The states vary in determining the minimum age at which a couple can marry with parental consent. However, for the majority of states, this age is sixteen though in a very few states, this age is as low as fourteen.
ETA: I finally got through to the page. I wish I didn't.
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Private registered domain. This feels like viral marketing to me. The "list your daughter" piece takes anything. I filled the blanks with random letters and was greeted with "Thank you, your listing has been sucessfully processed." I didn't monkey with the "propose" link but I'll bet it's similar.

The testimonials are over the top. The link on the side bar is legit to the Katrina relief fund.

Gibbie

ETA: Ewwww someone in the comments about this at Museum of Hoaxes pointed out that in teeny tiny font just below the copyright information is the following:

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marriage arranged Russian Philippines mail-order bride matchmaker forced child slave prostitute hooker whore escort sell teen sexy sex childwatch naked abuse pervert wife preteen sex toy buy money sold traditionally tradition history marry obedient price parent young single own horror polygamy sex rape slavery American husband hot blonde brunette redhead 13 14 15 16 17 underage save stop illegal teenage delinquent juvenile family money need foreclosure losing virgin escort looking shopping child diet "weight loss" slimming nutritious
Now I'm wondering what the heck it really is. And hoping I've not set anything off from my work addy. ewww

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Old 05 September 2007, 02:53 PM
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The testimonials look a bit suspect, I wouldn't be surprised if it's just an internet hoax, or something someone threw together that they thought would be funny.
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marryyourdaughter.com would be worse
That's what I thought it was at first.
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Old 05 September 2007, 04:26 PM
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Private registered domain. This feels like viral marketing to me. The "list your daughter" piece takes anything. I filled the blanks with random letters and was greeted with "Thank you, your listing has been sucessfully processed." I didn't monkey with the "propose" link but I'll bet it's similar.

The testimonials are over the top. The link on the side bar is legit to the Katrina relief fund.

Gibbie

ETA: Ewwww someone in the comments about this at Museum of Hoaxes pointed out that in teeny tiny font just below the copyright information is the following:

"marriage arranged Russian Philippines mail-order bride matchmaker forced child slave prostitute hooker whore escort sell teen sexy sex childwatch naked abuse pervert wife preteen sex toy buy money sold traditionally tradition history marry obedient price parent young single own horror polygamy sex rape slavery American husband hot blonde brunette redhead 13 14 15 16 17 underage save stop illegal teenage delinquent juvenile family money need foreclosure losing virgin escort looking shopping child diet "weight loss" slimming nutritious"

Now I'm wondering what the heck it really is. And hoping I've not set anything off from my work addy. ewww

There is a comment just underneath it that says this:

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Those extra tags are for so they come up as hits on search engines, generally for people looking for porn. It's an old and quite common practice among less trustworthy sites. Legitimate sites don't (always) have to resort to such devices.

This alone would label it a probable scam.
Those are what are called metatags and is useful to increase the chances that their website will pop up whenever the user uses those particular words in the search engine.

More than likely that website is a hoax.
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Old 05 September 2007, 04:37 PM
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Or it's the FBI.


ETA:smokinggun.com has a page about Wicked Adventures, which advertised sex tours, and was run by the FBI:

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The Wicked Adventures site uses meta tags in its html pages to presumably lure prospective clients. Terms embedded in the site's pages include "sex tourism," "lolita," "nymphet," "asian virgins," "pedoland," and various phrases associated with child pornography ("pthc," "hussyfan," and "babyj").

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Old 05 September 2007, 05:05 PM
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But the metatags should actually be metadata, and therefore not visible on the page.
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Old 05 September 2007, 05:11 PM
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The whois also states that the domain was created less than two months ago, making the large number of "testimonials" from happy customers seem a bit suspect, and they are so over the top that I find it hard to believe that this could even be an attempt at an FBI sting. I noticed the metatags when I viewed the source code--it seems to be a common practice for questionable sites to use this trick as a way of driving traffic to their site, even using tags that may have nothing to do with them.
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Old 05 September 2007, 05:15 PM
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But the metatags should actually be metadata, and therefore not visible on the page.
Given that half the images don't load, and half the links on the left hand frame end up pointing to an error 503 this is possibly the least of their problems.

Some SEO analysts have been suggesting that major search engines ignore metadata in the metatag, since it has been abused in the past, and instead recommend key words are placed in the body of the text invisibly - text colour the same as background colour, rather than in a metatag. The spider reads it, the casual user can't see it.

I think that the site a jape of some kind.
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Old 05 September 2007, 07:52 PM
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That's what I thought it was at first.
Same here!
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Old 05 September 2007, 08:26 PM
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Within the United States girls can marry as young as 13 years old with parental permission
The statement is misleading, because it implies a national standard. Each state has its own laws -- there is no national age at which children may marry, just as there is no national age of consent. More correct would be to say "in some parts of the US" or "in some states."

In Massachusetts people under 18 may not marry without the consent of a court, even if they have parental permission.

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Old 05 September 2007, 08:29 PM
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The statement is misleading, because it implies a national standard. Each state has its own laws -- there is no national age at which children may marry, just as there is no national age of consent. More correct would be to say "in some parts of the US" or "in some states."

In Massachusetts people under 18 may not marry without the consent of a court, even if they have parental permission.

Four Kitties
And in Arkansas, there's no age limit whatsoever!
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Old 06 September 2007, 05:56 AM
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I hope it's a fake. The testimonials page seems a bit off so it just has to be fake......

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"Thank God for your site! Our daughter was really nervous walking down the aisle, but she seems okay now and the money we got let us keep our farm and even add on a few acres."
—Mrs. Addrien L.

"At first we were worried that Janine was too young to get married, but then her new husband bought her a house and a car and jewelry and the money we got let us buy a house for ourselves. Getting out of the trailer park at our age was the best thing that ever happened to us, and it’s all thanks to Marry Our Daughter!"
—Mr. Jack M.

“I was SO scared getting married so young, but my husband is an okay guy and I am SO proud that because of me my parents were able to get their first brand-new car and take the trip they always wanted to. I couldn’t have done it without your site!"
—Katrina K., married at 14

“Our 15 year old daughter Mary wasn’t very popular and did nothing but mope around the house bringing everybody down, so we decided to marry her off through your site. Now our house is a lot cheerier and we love our new swimming pool and Jaccuzi! We’ve told our youngest that when she turns 15 we’re going to marry her off too!"
—Mrs. James P.

“My mother thought I was getting ‘too frisky” and that I had to get married right away before I lost my purity to some high school boy. Marry Our Daughter found me a husband and my parents were able to keep their house and pay off my mother’s medical bills. I was so glad I could help them, and being married at my age (I'm 16 now) has a lot of advantages, like my own credit card!"
—Nancy A.
Bolding is mine.

The last message if it's real is just about heart breaking.
PS If it's for real then
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