I am sure we are all familiar with the vast array of scams on the internet but this, in particular, caught my eye.
When I opened my inbox this morning I was greeted with this:


Being an inquisitive sort, I went to visit their site and see what they are about. The first thing to strike me as odd was the lack of any link to tell you what this organization is about. They begin, immediately, asking for personal information without so much as a 'Bless You For Clicking The Link' opening, which should raise an eyebrow by itself.

The second thing to catch my eye was the ambiguous quote in the header.


Presumably, the quote is from the book of Proverbs, which deals a lot with money matters, but my KJV says: "Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed" (Prov. 13:21). And I don't interpret this to mean monetary gain. And what, exactly, are "Christian Lending Principles"?

Anyway, I am curious to know how many of the 'flock' will be fleeced by these charlatans simply because they have 'Christian' in their header. Will the deluded blindly fill out the forms because a 'fellow christian' wouldn't lie to them?

(Think: Peter Popoff, Aimee McPherson, Oral Roberts, et al.)

The Reverend

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Comment by Rev. Mathew G. Thompson on February 21, 2011 at 4:52pm

I stopped inquiring when they asked for my personal information, which was the first thing to pop up on their website.

I wonder, would I have been called by god if I left them my phone number?

Comment by Jan deBoer on February 21, 2011 at 5:20am
Does it require a (non-refundable) FEE with the application? That's the usual scam.
Comment by Rev. Mathew G. Thompson on February 13, 2011 at 10:16pm

Presumably, if you accept JC as your lord and savior you are automatically pre-approved. Your credit rating should be A++ and your word would be your bond.

(Unless, of course, you're not one of the Real Christians.)

Comment by Andrew Garber on February 13, 2011 at 9:57pm
Can you use the blood of christ to pay the interest?  And how much is that in pubes?
Comment by Rosa on August 30, 2008 at 11:22am
Sure, many people out there fill out credit forms without reading the small print anyways. Backing by a faith will only serve as further reinforcement of that conduct. That said, only an ignoramus will believe in the good faith of a christian usurer... lending money with interest was traditionally considered a sin after all.

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