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Watching TV the other day we caught one of these "Bank of Mummy or the Wife" type shows and we thought, "This is Debt Pron." I.e. peoples financial problems exploited for the voyeuristic pleasure of others. Then we thought, "We bet lots of people on B3ta have massive financial problems. Let's exploit them." So, confess them all. Dodgy credit cards, lending money to some bloke in the pub, visits from the bailiffs, using one card to pay off another. We want to wallow in your fiscal pain. So, what is your biggest money fuck up?

(, Thu 23 Nov 2006, 19:50)
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When I was 15...
I opened acounts at all the high street banks, without making a deposit so that I could get their opening offers - in order to sell the goodies for hard cash.

Because I was at boarding school, I told the banks that my mum lived abroad and that I needed to open an account so that she could transfer over £1,000 both complete lies. It was amazing how gleefully they waived away the standard opening amount with a promise of an imminent grand.

One of the banks even gave me an overdraft of £100, which I swiftly maxed out. When they asked me to repay them, I informed them that I was under 18 and therefore it was highly illegal what they had done.

That and the other dorment accounts all eventually closed and it wasn't until much later in life that I had any problems with banks.
(, Mon 27 Nov 2006, 13:50, Reply)

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