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Visa, MasterCard drop Backpage over sex trafficking claims

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Visa and MasterCard said this week that they will no longer let cardholders make any purchase on the classified advertising website, which is best known for its mature content. The move was prompted by a campaign waged by Sheriff Tom Dart, of Cook County, Illinois. Dart sent letters to both companies alleging that the classified ad website is used for sex trafficking and prostitution. He estimates Backpage generates over $100 million in revenue annually from adult advertising.....http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/02/news/visa-mastercard-backpage-prostitution/


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