Is it safe to report illegal pr0n to the FBI?
February 19, 2013 5:50 PM Subscribe
I'd like to report something to the FBI but I don't know if it would be dangerous to me to do so.
Today I got something in the mail advertising "rare and unusual movies," which was intriguing--I love movies! even rare and unusual ones!--but what they meant was fetish porn, including bestiality.
I've bought porn DVDs before, but it's all been legal and fairly unremarkable (if there's any tendency towards a fetish, it's for muscular men). At any rate I'm not sure why I got on this list. I'd really like off the list, but I don't know if I should contact the company even to tell them in no uncertain terms to take me off the list--would they just add me to the "definitely still at that address" file and sell it to someone else?
Or should I just not say anything to the company and report them to the FBI? That was my first thought, but then if they get busted and the FBI seizes the computers, they'd see my name on their mailing list, even though I haven't bought anything from them. I'm not swimming in money, and I'd be hard-pressed to afford a lawyer if I ever needed one, and my life is fairly boring but I'm also in no rush to be under increased surveillance.
Or should I contact the FBI directly, by name rather than anonymously, and let them know what I got?