Origins: The web site coincidencedesign.com has been exciting comment of late through its claims to make any woman accessible for a price of $78,000. It purportedly offers a research service that will uncover all the details of a target's life with the goal of using this information to set up an accidental meeting between her and a deep-pocketed client. Object: matrimony. Results are not
Many are troubled by Coincidence Design's supposed investigation techniques, which involve shadowing the target and harvesting information from her
It's all a leg-pull, of course. In a nutshell, the site's creator has engineered other hoax sites in the past and offers nothing about this current endeavor to substantiate the claims he makes about this one. David Cassel's detailed article "Rent-a-Stalker Online?" provides a wealth of information about his investigation into Coincidence Design, and we encourage all to read it.
Barbara "information pleased" Mikkelson
Last updated: 30 October 2007
Cassel, David. "Rent-a-Stalker Online?" AlterNet.org 16 January 2002. Richardson, Tim. "Get Your Future Wife Stalked For Just $78,000." The Register. 17 January 2002.