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Start a personal loan with a photo
« on: August 15, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »
An even quicker way to get into debt.

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PicStarter, it lets you start a personal loan application with just a pic

https://www.latitudefinancial.com.au/picstarter/

This just seems very irresponsible to me. I know they have to still go through the loan application and credit checks but still

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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 10:45:30 PM »
What's the sociological term for "Oh, shiny!" ?  This company just figured out a way to more easily monetize that concept. I wonder what they'd say if someone sent in a pic of the candy at the checkout aisle?
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 12:57:39 PM »
Quick: someone snap a photo of a prominent politician and use it to start a loan...
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 01:33:45 PM »
Just a new way of generating contact leads. Instead of collecting your email address, they collect your cell phone number instead. . . .

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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 01:38:53 PM »
Wow, I guess they're targeting millennials and gen Y. People that probably have no debt or very little. Making it seem like getting a loan is "cool" just like taking selfies on snapchat, I suppose.

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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 07:32:26 AM »
Quick: someone snap a photo of a prominent politician and use it to start a loan...
Corporations have taken every single one...
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 09:18:48 AM »
Wow, I guess they're targeting millennials and gen Y. People that probably have no debt or very little. Making it seem like getting a loan is "cool" just like taking selfies on snapchat, I suppose.

I'd actually argue that Millennials/Gen Y have TONS of debt, its just all student loans.

This is just a way to get us to start with consumer debt.

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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 01:47:56 PM »
Holy shitballs!!  If someone could figure out how to put that sort of click thing under stuff on Pinterest, they'd really have a gold mine.
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 07:47:08 AM »
Honestly, I came here expecting to read about loans with the collateral being nude photos of the person borrowing money.
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2017, 01:18:55 PM »
Honestly, I came here expecting to read about loans with the collateral being nude photos of the person borrowing money.

Really? That's another kind of site.





So...anyone got the URL there?
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 08:51:58 PM »
Honestly, I came here expecting to read about loans with the collateral being nude photos of the person borrowing money.

Really? That's another kind of site.





So...anyone got the URL there?


It was a thing in China for a while, probably still is. It was a debated urban legend until a bunch of the photos leaked last year.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2052498/dozens-more-cases-revealed-chinese-students-forced-give
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Re: Start a personal loan with a photo
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 02:42:11 PM »
^wow.. but nothing is really surprising these days.

Read somewhere the average consumer is exposed to 3,000 advertising hits a day to buy things. Sure over the years that number will keep going up. And the more clever they get the better results and easier to pitch i am sure.
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