At one point in time, most of us all have been on the receiving end of the ultimate betrayal, that of the one you love cheating on you.
Unfortunately, it’s something that has always gone on and shows no signs of abating.
James McGibney was in the Marine Corps abroad, serving his country with a good friend, and upon their return, his pal discovered that his wife had been cheating upon him during his entire deployment.
From there, McGibney came up with a brainchild that has named and shamed cheaters worldwide Cheaterville.com.
He says: “I thought to myself, doesn’t everyone have the right to know if someone is cheating on them?”
We spoke to James to find out how cheaterville is making people think twice about doing the dirty behind their partners back.
Celebzter: The basis premise is for ordinary people to expose cheaters, right? Do you think by naming them and shaming then, they might think twice about doing it again?
James: Absolutely! I’ve had people come up to me and say that because of CheaterVille they will think twice before cheating because they don’t want to be put on front street for millions of people to see.
Celebzter: What sort of feedback have you gotten from the public?
James: It’s about 50/50, people who don’t cheat love CheaterVille, people who do cheat hate it.
Celebzter: Ever had someone threaten violence or suing you following exposing them?
James: We get threatened with lawsuits every single day. To date, not one lawsuit has come our way because people quickly realize, we’re not the ones who posted them as a cheater. Could you imagine what would happen if websites were held liable for content posted by end users? Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr would have to shut down immediately, most of the Internet would be in dire straits if that occurred.
Celebzter: What sort of legal process do you go through to vet people and ensure their stories are true?
James: CheaterVille is not judge or jury, there is no vetting process on our end. Having said that, we go through great lengths to ensure personal information isn’t posted. People have tried to post mistresses phone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers, home and work addresses and very unflattering naked photos. When someone submits a naked photo of an alleged cheater, it most certainly isn’t a glamour shot.
Celebzter: Is cheating more and more prevalent, in your opinion, than it used to be?
James: Cheating has occurred since the beginning of time. It is certainly an epidemic in our country and unfortunately that will never change. The internet has made it even more convenient for people to cheat and CheaterVille is considered one of the most popular websites in the world aimed at combating this issue.
Celebzter: What are the best cheating stories that have been exposed on the sites?
James: We notice massive amounts of traffic coming from Match, eHarmony and Plenty of Fish. Users of popular dating sites use CheaterVille to conduct a background cheater check before going on an actual first date. There was a gentleman (I use that term loosely) posted on CheaterVille over 100 times! He was creating profiles on every dating site imaginable claiming to be single and “looking for love.” He was actually married, with three kids and was just preying on innocent women. That is exactly why CheaterVille was created, to warn women of this type of guy.
About James McGibney
James served tours of duty with Third Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group and Marine Security Guard Battalion. He was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal by the Secretary of the Navy for his service.
Prior to starting these three companies, James was the Founder of SecuraTrak (Sapias), a Telecommunications company (GPS/Cellular.) SecuraTrak is a patented wireless asset tracking system that can locate anything, anytime, anyplace, via integrated GPS and cellular technologies. The company raised over $28 million in financing from institutional and individual investors before being acquired by a publicly traded company. James is also the author of numerous GPS and cellular technology patents which are used by many Fortune 100 companies today (Patent # US 6,509,867 B1 & 6,850,839 – GPS spatial zones.) James holds a Master’s degree from Boston University and attended Harvard Business School for his executive education. James sits on Cisco Systems UCS Blade Advisory Board and was the first person in the world to launch the Cisco UCS Blade technology. He is also a Life Changer on Dr. Drew’s daytime talk show.