Dodgy Christmas Loans Oct 11, 2015Views: 1542
I registered a website (in 2014, i think?) called Christmas Loan Bad Credit.co.uk and had the intention originally of setting up a loan website offering Christmas Loans to people with poor credit history. I never joined any loan affiliates, though, and instead went down the advertising revenue road and pretty much forgot about the site.
I decided also that instead of selling peoples information onto dodgy loans brokers and payday lenders that i would add a contact form on the site that would ask relatively primitive personal information that once submitted would redirect to a page that explains the errors of the submitter's ways, primarily being entering your personal information into a site that suggests finance in the UK is regulated by Santa Claus way up in the north pole.
As i expected i got many hundreds of emails and even ended up on a payday lending regulators website listed alongside other dodgy loans websites despite it being a spoof. Luckily, nothing ever come about as a result of it I was also lucky enough to escape being listed in an article on the mirror's webstie about dodgy loan companies robbing the poor of their Christmas money.
I've decided to milk the project again for Xmas 2015 but as usual i forgot to pay my hosting bills and lost my ranking but have done various bits and bobs today to ensure that it gets back ranking where it originally was, number 1 for Christmas loans and a plethora of other terms which generated a nice few thousand hits and paid my mortgage for a few months.
I am particularly fond of one element of the project and that is the logo i paid 5$ for (i thought of the strap line myself) one day i might decide to make a serious website and will get the logo the recognition it deserves, but for now it will sit on the modest website that educates people stupid enough to enter their personal details on dodgy websites the errors of their ways.
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