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(Daily Mail)   British payday lender Wonga issues takedown notice to Twitizen who tweeted debtors-prison image to mock them, then backs down after Streisand Effect kicks in. "We accept that we were a little heavy-handed last week"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 27
    More: Dumbass, Wonga, DMCA takedowns, Twitter, Twitizen, payday loans, William Hogarth, Central London, image feature  
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2014-04-15 01:17:00 PM
I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.
 
2014-04-15 01:19:34 PM

jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.


The Mob gives better rates.
 
2014-04-15 01:23:18 PM
Wonga!?  Well that's an odd name.  I'd have named it Chazzwazzers.
 
2014-04-15 01:24:21 PM

Tr0mBoNe: jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.

The Mob gives better rates.


^ Both of these things.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-15 03:04:33 PM
Is "Streisand Effect" a new synonym for free advertising?
 
2014-04-15 03:10:28 PM

Rapmaster2000: Wonga!?  Well that's an odd name.  I'd have named it Chazzwazzers.


Chumbawumba.
 
2014-04-15 03:50:28 PM

Tr0mBoNe: jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.

The Mob gives better rates.


You tend to get better rates when you have to put up collateral.
 
2014-04-15 04:01:00 PM

Arkanaut: Tr0mBoNe: jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.

The Mob gives better rates.

You tend to get better rates when you have to put up collateral.


Collateral...you mean like your life? ;^)
 
2014-04-15 04:14:51 PM

Stone Meadow: Arkanaut: Tr0mBoNe: jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.

The Mob gives better rates.

You tend to get better rates when you have to put up collateral.

Collateral...you mean like your life? ;^)


Or at least your legs.
 
2014-04-15 05:37:17 PM
Two Wongas don't make a right.
 
2014-04-15 05:51:34 PM
I understand all of those words (except Wonga and twitizen), but the way they are arranged into a sentence lost me.  Can someone translate that into American?
 
2014-04-15 06:02:50 PM

jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.


Uh...Payday loan places make it clear what you're getting into. It's all on the contract you sign. And if you default on them, they take you to court. Default on a loan to the Mob, and they'll break your legs. And after that, you have two broken legs and you'll STILL owe them the money. But by all means, go ahead and do it your way...
 
2014-04-15 06:17:45 PM

Stone Meadow: Arkanaut: Tr0mBoNe: jake_lex: I think I'd rather borrow moeny from the Mob than any of these sleazy payday loan places.  At least the Mob makes it clear what you're getting yourself into.

The Mob gives better rates.

You tend to get better rates when you have to put up collateral.

Collateral...you mean like your life? ;^)


I'm greasing up my hoozits!!
 
2014-04-15 07:48:58 PM
Twitizen?

Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?
 
2014-04-15 09:48:56 PM
FTFA: It highlighted widespread anger at the loans company, which offers loans at representative annual interest rates of 5853 per cent.

HOLY.  FARK.

Also FTFA:  But today, after a huge backlash on Twitter which saw the original image posted and re-posted thousands of times, the company backed down.

Aaaahhh hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2014-04-15 09:51:52 PM
Mister Peejay:  Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?

Shut the f#ck up! No one - NO ONE - says that. EVER.
 
2014-04-15 10:07:39 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Mister Peejay:  Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?

Shut the f#ck up! No one - NO ONE - says that. EVER.


Of course, this is true. However, people do say, 'dub-dub-dub' which is, I think, even worse.
 
2014-04-15 10:12:58 PM

Worst Name I Ever Heard: Barricaded Gunman: Mister Peejay:  Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?

Shut the f#ck up! No one - NO ONE - says that. EVER.

Of course, this is true. However, people do say, 'dub-dub-dub' which is, I think, even worse.


Yeah...bullshiat. People don't say dub-dub-dub fark dot com, they just say fark dot com. Right? Uh...come on people, help me out here. They don't really...do they?

/crickets...
 
2014-04-15 10:35:40 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Mister Peejay:  Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?

Shut the f#ck up! No one - NO ONE - says that. EVER.


I am afraid that I have bad news for you...

/fortunately, have only heard it once
 
2014-04-15 10:39:08 PM

Stone Meadow: Worst Name I Ever Heard: Barricaded Gunman: Mister Peejay:  Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?

Shut the f#ck up! No one - NO ONE - says that. EVER.

Of course, this is true. However, people do say, 'dub-dub-dub' which is, I think, even worse.

Yeah...bullshiat. People don't say dub-dub-dub fark dot com, they just say fark dot com. Right? Uh...come on people, help me out here. They don't really...do they?

/crickets...


Right, they don't say "dub-dub-dub fark dot com" they say "dub-dub-dub-DOT-fark-dot-com". It's understandable you wouldn't have heard this if you've not spent much time around sales/marketing types. It's depressing.
 
2014-04-15 10:54:51 PM
A Wonga spokesman today told MailOnline that the original message was, in fact, sent by mistake - and that the image does not infringe Wonga's copyright after all.

So essentially they're now accusing their legal team of ineptitude.  Nice.
 
2014-04-15 11:41:27 PM
I got one of those letters from StudentsFirst after creating www.stockholdersfirst.org and re-imagining their logo.
 
2014-04-16 08:00:51 AM
Simple. Replace Wonga with the woman from Western Scam Sky Financial!
 
2014-04-16 09:04:14 AM

IlGreven: Simple. Replace Wonga with the woman from Western Scam Sky Financial!


How about cashcall.com for a change...

i.ytimg.com
www.joeydevilla.com
 
2014-04-16 10:00:47 AM

Mister Peejay: Barricaded Gunman: Mister Peejay:  Is Subby one of those people who says "tri-dub" as shorthand for "www"?

Shut the f#ck up! No one - NO ONE - says that. EVER.

I am afraid that I have bad news for you...

/fortunately, have only heard it once


I've seen people at work yahoo google.com.  It still happens.
 
2014-04-16 10:19:22 AM

Worst Name I Ever Heard: Right, they don't say "dub-dub-dub fark dot com" they say "dub-dub-dub-DOT-fark-dot-com". It's understandable you wouldn't have heard this if you've not spent much time around sales/marketing types. It's depressing.


Ouch...that DOES sound painful. LOL... :^)
 
2014-04-17 12:06:56 AM
Will Wonga-taa still live with his tiger friend?
 
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