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UK retail giants remove  Habbo  gift cards following investigation
UK retail giants remove Habbo gift cards following investigation
June 13, 2012 | By Mike Rose

June 13, 2012 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: British retail giants Tesco and WH Smith have withdrawn the sale of gift cards for children's chat and gaming website Habbo, following a damning investigation by UK broadcaster Channel 4 earlier this week.

The report on the social website alleged that a reporter was met with chat that was "very sexual, perverse, violent [and] pornographic" in nature, and not suitable for the audience it is aimed at.

Tesco and WH Smith have stopped stocking gift cards for the website in their shops, with the latter stating, "We were concerned to learn of the allegations about Habbo Hotel made in the Channel 4 news report. In response, we have taken this product off sale, pending further investigation."

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I've been messaging Paul Lafontaine about illegal casinos, operation of child sex rooms and other illegal activity since September 2011. Prior to that I was emailing Ex-CEO Timo Soininen. in 2006 Timo Soininen responded to one of my emails saying he would investigate the situation of child cyber sex. He ended up neglecting the children by doing nothing. He then ignored thousands of emails from hundreds of people up until 2011 when CEO - Paul Lafontaine took over this child brothel. After 6 years of witnessing some of the most disgusting behaviour I decided to start a twitter account called several months before this issue hit the news.I was so disgusted by what I seen i was ready to dedicate my entire life to raise awareness about Sickos like Paul Lafontaine who many believe organize teams of spammers to gather teens within the network he controls to develope child pornography. Paul Lafontaine has made it his personal battle to ban anyone bringing attention to the sick problems within his community. Imagine sending him am email and within hours being banned for reporting this issue that could have been clearly prevented if anyone within this heartly organization cared. The fact is the people who own Habbo have known about the issue and have done nothing about it. They have actually contributed to the issue by releasing furniture that resemble sex toys, included sex rooms under the staff pick list and banned players who questioned why rooms like "Sex club" is the highest rated room on habbo. All Habbo staff and management should have been arrested locked away for life for knowningly neglecting a serious issue like this. Justice will prevail and Paul Lafontain, Timo Soininen and the rest of the owners will be arrested without a doubt!