America's biggest banking institution had its brand dragged through Web2.0rhea, after an imposter pretended to be the Bank of America on a newly-created and quickly deleted Google+ page. As noted by TalkingPointsMemo.com, the fake profile was apparently created just a day after the Chocolate Factory launched its Google+ Pages …
How could they tell?
"We are committed to making as much money as possible from usury, coercion, bribery, insider trading, extortion, and debit card fees as possible."
Sounds a pretty accurate summary of the aims of every big bank - how could they tell this one wasn't from the real BofA?
Its the use of the phrase "making as much money as possible" instead of "maximizing shareholder value", and the duplicate "as possible"
Maximizing shareholder value
When a company exec starts using that phrase, it's time to start looking for a new place to work.
"how could they tell this one wasn't from the real BofA?"
Because it *was* a pretty accurate summary of the aims of every big bank!
Because it was honest?
"...how could they tell this one wasn't from the real BofA?"
Because a genuine one would have rather more lies in it than that.
A Well Deserved Lampoon of B of A
As a joyfully former victim/customer of Bank of America, I can only laugh at this well deserved lampooning. It couldn't happen to a more despicable bank, except of course for Citigroup, HSBC, Wells Fargo, Chase, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs ad nauseam. Here in the USA we're ALL little peon serfs in the eyes of the Corporate Oligarchy. Thus we FAIL.
Are you sure that's not a sea lion?
As a one-time customer
I would have thought they'd leave it up as a brag. Why the hell doesn't the Reg contact them about whether they removed it by mistake?
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