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Creditors humiliate woman on Facebook

by JP Bill / November 30, 2008 11:52 PM PST
Creditors humiliate woman on Facebook

This is Jennifer Moss' cautionary tale - one that involves a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, an exorbitant lease and masquerading creditors who used Facebook to hunt her down and humiliate her in front of family and friends.

The 21-year-old Oshawa woman learned the hard way that there's no such thing as privacy when you use a social networking site - and few things as nasty as a leasing company spurned.

In February, she and fiance Bruce Strickland were desperate for a car to get him to his job at a sod farm. So they walked into a used car dealership and chose the $10,725 Grand Prix off the lot.

The deal they got from AJM Leasing was outrageous. But when you're poor, with no credit and just starting out, you don't have many options. So they signed on the dotted line: They would be paying a whopping 29.9% lease rate of $436 a month for four years.
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boo hoo
by James Denison / December 1, 2008 1:26 AM PST

buy a junker and drive it awhile. Insurance will be less too. Amazing how people think the world owes them money and things that aren't theirs.

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Right! She's also got that fancy internet conected phone...
by EdHannigan / December 1, 2008 6:02 AM PST
In reply to: boo hoo

What's that cost a month?! Jeez! Are we supposed to feel sorry for her?

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reply to: Right! She's also got that fancy internet conected
by caktus / December 1, 2008 12:22 PM PST

In today's world Internet access and particularly phone service for so many reasons are necessities.

As for her Facebook account, it would probably have been a good idea to delete the account at the [first sign] of trouble.

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I have a basic cell phne....
by EdHannigan / December 1, 2008 7:30 PM PST

Don't have that kind of fancy phone. Don't need internet access on my cell. Those things ain't cheap for someone who is crying poor.

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I don't think that was the point
by Josh K / December 1, 2008 6:10 AM PST
In reply to: boo hoo

The article was about the methods used by the leasing company, which were more than a bit unorthodox.

I got "taken" the first time I bought a car too. At least I learned a good lesson in how not to buy a car.

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I agree with that also, but....
by James Denison / December 1, 2008 10:00 AM PST

...just turn the car in. Used to be usery laws. If any still exist, they must be a joke now.

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Those evil Canadian companies!
by Kiddpeat / December 1, 2008 2:50 AM PST

They should be put out of business!

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by JP Bill / December 1, 2008 3:16 AM PST

In an e-mail response, the executive vice president of The Kaptor Group, which owns AJM Leasing, said he's prevented from discussing Moss' file due to confidentiality -- which she finds ironic. "They can't give you the information they were willing to give all my friends?"

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