Bullies for hire

A screed headed “Stop PAYDAY Companies from taking your HARD earned MONEY!” (emphasis as in original) landed in my email box yesterday. The pitch:

Eliminate payday Loans ASAP!

Before they take your next check stop them in their tracks with us!
We will keep them from taking your hard earned money.

We help protect you! We are the Payday BULLIES!!

They list a phone number, a post-office box in Woodstock, Georgia, and a URL which as of last night went to an Apache 2 test page.

Interestingly, arriving at about the same time was a GoFundMe solicitation for various anti-bullying efforts, including this one to support Rachel’s Challenge. Timing is everything.


  1. fillyjonk »

    8 March 2013 · 1:39 pm

    Uh, I would think not taking out a payday loan in the first place would be the most efficient way of stopping payday loan places from taking one’s money….

    (Homer: “Us-ur-y?” Mr. Burns: “Oh, heh-heh, I must have made up another word that doesn’t exist.”)

  2. CGHill »

    8 March 2013 · 1:44 pm

    They’ve already determined that their target audience wasn’t quite that S-M-R-T.

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