A press release out from Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp, a nonprofit credit counseling group, caught my eye. In fact we’ve published the release in full, here.
The credit counseling group is making a big splash about $500 cash giveaway to one luck person that like them on Facebook and fills out the following form on their site.
According to the rules of the contest, entrants might want to familiarize themselves with the terms and conditions, just like they should before signing any credit agreement.
I found this little nugget in the terms that turns an innocent Facebook like into a winner who gets paid $500 and then who knows where their name and information go or get used for.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical material and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation. – Source
Would it not just be simpler for the charity to buy leads than all of this? After all, isn’t that the goal?
While I Was On the Facebook Page
While I was on their Facebook page I noticed this entry:
Now I know I recently wrote 10 Must Do Steps to Find the Best Credit Counseling or Debt Settlement Company for You but seriously, doesn’t just sound like this crying mother was pushed into a debt management plan rather than given a comprehensive review and analysis?
For a company that seems to hang its hat on education that Facebook post just seems to celebrate signing her up into a DMP and not educating her about all of her options.
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