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Man attacked, robbed after meeting woman in hotel from BackPage.com

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

It's known as the world's oldest profession and it's one that is illegal in Tennessee. But, it's one that came with a beating and robbery for a 27-year-old man.

Police are hoping no one else becomes a victim of the woman who is using a website known as BackPage.com to find customers, and apparently victims of what is known as 'bait and switch'.

Police said the man agreed to pay the woman $200 dollars and meet her in a hotel room. After spending about 45 minutes in the hotel room with the woman, a man came in the room with a gun, attacked the man, and stole his phone and credit card.

Some Memphis residents said people need to be more careful.

"It's too dangerous out here to be trying to hook up online or whatever the case may be," Keith Campbell said.

The man was not seriously injured and contacted police.

Memphis Police Department said the Organized Crime Unit investigates cases on BackPage.com trying to stop some of the illegal activity. They said they would like to catch the woman before it happens again, or gets even worse.

"You stupid. You are very stupid," Shae Price said. "People that have no common sense in the world itself."

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