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By M Davies   /     Feb 18, 2008  /     Misc/Crap  /     0 Comment

Aim convo between me and my brother:

Wordmastaflex:  the u stands for umperdumper
mhryvnak:  umperdumper?  wtf is that
Wordmastaflex:  and thats all i have to say about that
Wordmastaflex:  idk
Wordmastaflex:  lol
mhryvnak:  i’m not up on my slang terms
Wordmastaflex:  its not a slang term
mhryvnak:  i just learned what bling bling means recently
Wordmastaflex:  just said it cause i couldnt think of anything with u
Wordmastaflex:  bling bling means
Wordmastaflex:  EAT MY ASS
Wordmastaflex:  in spanish

Umperdumper?  I’m out of touch with the younger generation.

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FREEEEEEEEEE Credit Report . com

By M Davies   /     Feb 18, 2008  /     TV Rants  /     2 Comments

I am addicted to these new freecreditreport.com commercials with the catchy tunes and the cute guy singing about how a hacker stole his identity.  Or how he married his dream girl with bad credit.  The best one by far though, is about the beater he bought because his credit report was bad.  I want to take that guy and pinch his cheeks.  He has a baby face. 

More seriously though, if you didn’t already know, freecreditreport.com is sort of scammish.  They will give you a Free Credit Report, yes, but only after you pay to be enrolled in something called "Triple Advantage" … some kind of credit monitoring.  I am not exactly sure what this "Triple Advantage" monitors, but the scam goes like this:  They offer you "Triple Advantage" free for the first month, then if you don’t "opt out" within 30 days, you will be charged 12.95 a month and like I said, I have no idea what the hell they are monitoring.  They do mention that to get the free credit report, you have to enroll in Triple Advantage, but they do not say how much it is, or what it is.  When you are advertising a "free" anything, not mentioning the fine print and sneaky fees behind it is not an ethical business practice, IMO.

Here’s an article that goes into more detail:  http://redtape.msnbc.com/2006/09/dont_fall_for_f.html

To get a REALLY REAL free credit report you should check out www.annualcreditreport.com.  You are entitled to one free credit report through the Annual Credit Report website per calendar year.  I also recommend the "Commercials I Hate" forum that I have linked from my Blogroll.  If you ever want to question the legitimacy of a commercial, that is the best place to research it.  Or as always, just google it, chances are if something is fishy, you’ll find out.

 

This is the Free Credit Report . Com car commercial.  The lip syncing is very bad.

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