posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 07:16 PM
I'd like to thank Widebody for his excellent post. posted on 3-1-2008 @ 03:42 PM
Thanks for doing such an excellent job of recording the scam that predatory credit card companies continuously perpetuate in the public. Most of the
people I know, including myself, have fallen for this scam at one time or another, when we were young and gullible. It is a fool me once shame on
you, fool me twice shame on me kind of deal, and these predatory credit card companies make a great deal of money scamming people the first time.
Most of us see the scam almost everyday in the mail, the pre-approved credit cards offers for 0% interest, but it is not pre-approved at all, before
you have even opened the envelop they have lied to you. In this day and age, this must be the most common lie of all, don't worry, you're
pre-approved, I just want to see how it feels, don't worry, I won't *#* in your mouth. They have no intention of giving you 0% interest, and they
admit it in the fine print.
I think if was Jack-in-the-box who got it right, it is like selling a product that kills people, and providing a warning in the print print, and
claiming that this is legitimate. It perpetuates a society of debt, a society of con artists.
I have no sympathy for people who knowingly and willingly get into debt over their head. Most of them are counting on bankruptcy, and that is wrong.
Of course most of those people I have known who knowingly and willing get into debt over their heads have parents with money, and they are counting on
mom and dad to bail them out.
What really makes me mad is that these crooks prey on young people, extracting a very expensive lesson for personal gain, and that is criminal. All
of the people who profit from predatory lending should be send to prison and sodomized for a few years. Most of the young people who get caught in
this scam are just trying to get buy, and think they are doing the right thing by building up credit, as Widebody points out, this is the biggest scam
of the system.
I have no sympathy for predatory lending practices, and everyone who beats this system, I congratulate. We all wind up paying for this scam, not only
through our taxes, but mainly through inflation. The prices of goods and services, including home and auto prices are all jacked up through these
crooked lending practices.
Lightfordarkness is the black knight of this forum, his arguments have been completely disproved over and over again, yet he lays on the ground bloody
and limbless claiming victory. Bluebyblue tries to neutralize Widebody's post post by claiming that Widebody does not fault the credit card
companies, when he clearly points out what a scam the system is, shame on Bluebyblue.
Like dark_matter06, I too have been in the Tyler Durden mood for a long time, even before the movie came out, which is why I loved it. As far as I am
concerned, fraud is every bit as vicious of a crime as armed robbery. As long as a sizable portion of our population continues to believe that fraud
is an acceptable form of doing business, we will be a society without justice, and that is the real reason we are in such a decline as a society. We
have become a nation of used car salesmen.