This is why the Internet is wonderful
Posted by Martin Poulter on 21 May 2010
In this thread at Ask Metafilter, which unfolds over the course of a roughly 24-hour period, the community get together to protect two Russian women from a sex trafficking scam. They shared not just information but living space, money and phone conversations. Together they identified and informed a lot of relevant authorities, helped by the fact that one of the Metafilter regulars works for the US State Department.