Unemployed single mother-of-two (28) borrows £1,700 from EIGHT payday loan companies to buy ‘hundreds’ of Christmas presents for her children… but says she can’t pay them back

Our thanks to D for pointing us to this story. Another one for the ‘You couldn’t make this s*** up!’ file:


From the article:

The jobless mother said: ‘There were hundreds  of presents under the tree. Their gran passed away this year so it was nice to  be able to treat them. They got loads of computer games for their  Xbox, they got a new TV and DVD player each, new bikes and loads  more.’

My guess is she’ll get away with this scam, and her smile suggests she knows she will, or someone else will repay the loans. Once again we have a woman being held no more accountable for her actions than a child. Children can’t be held accountable for committing to legal agreements.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Jericho One

    In my city there seems to be an abundance of unemployed single mothers being encouraged to go college. What’s surprising is that they all seem to own cars – would love to know how they afford it… Even when I was working fulltime, I couldn’t justify the costs of running a car.

  • Oh well if these companies are dumb enough to give her the money good luck to her, at least she did not go out and buy drugs etc.

    Mind you she cold have had a play on the share market.