andypip wrote:Think it would be kind of fun if we named and shamed a few of our lender friends and shared some of the antics that they (or their agents) get up to - bit worried though that we don't get done for slander/libel, what do peeps think?
Your worry is indeed a concern as one DCA (Debt Collection Agency) succeeded once in having a similar Forum closed down by complaining and threatening to sue the Hosting Company, so yes indeedy one has to be careful.
I also have had great fun with another that shares its initials with a large furniture firm - they are fantastic people to mess with!
There is nothing wrong with talking about individual circumstances, but we will not put up a creditors name to with the focus to concentrate on shaming them, this not only gives the forum an appearance of being bitter towards creditors, but it will also do no good for people who need to deal with any creditors mentioned.
So, the forum will not participate in naming and shaming creditors.
Want to talk to someone confidentially, without obligation and free of charge?
Whilst it's only fair that anyone who's had a bad experience with a creditor mentions that creditor in their post (for the purpose of warning others and sharing the experience), to have a specific 'name and shame' section would be going a bit OTT, and could give the impression that we're here soley to **** off creditors.
Anyway, the really bad ones don't even need a 'name and shame' section - numerous posts about them say it all, and one I can think of even have websites devoted to them!
Feux Verts wrote:I don't see a problem in naming and shaming as long as it's accurate. Can't be libelous if it's the truth.
Could be expensive if you have to prove your accusations even if correct.
Better to offer advice than become a playground where arguments abound.