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Free Breast Implants With Credit Card
Status: Hoax
image The Plastic Assets credit card company is making an attractive offer: free breast implants if you sign up for their card. They promise that "With a low APR and bigger breasts, you will be ready for anything!" And you also get free lip injections for every friend you refer.

The site is well designed — well enough designed to plausibly pass for an actual credit card company site. But it's a hoax. The site is part of the Huffington Post Contagious Festival (as you can find out if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of it), which is a contest to create a high-traffic site. There have been contests like this before. Remember the Contagious Media Festival, which produced Forget-Me-Not Panties (panties with a built-in GPS device so that jealous lovers could track the whereabouts of their wearer)? (Thanks to David for the link.)

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Categories: Body Manipulation, Business/Finance
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 08, 2006
Comments (6)
You know.. I think I got something in my Inbox about this the other day...
Posted by Bobcat  on  Wed Mar 08, 2006  at  03:46 AM
Well you're going to need big cans to earn enough money to get out of debt.
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Wed Mar 08, 2006  at  11:38 AM
Damn you, Alex. I came here right now to let you know about this hoax website and you beat me to it! You can't see it, but I'm shaking my fist at you even as I type this.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Mar 08, 2006  at  08:35 PM
Don't worry, Cranky. Someone actually beat Alex to it and posted it in the forum the day before Alex did.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Wed Mar 08, 2006  at  10:03 PM
do you think this link is affecting the results of the contest at all?
Or is it fair game?
Many of the other entrys seem to be political in nature... borrrring. :D
Posted by katey  on  Thu Mar 09, 2006  at  08:48 AM
woo hoo, i won! i posted it first in the forum.
Posted by buba  on  Thu Mar 09, 2006  at  09:03 AM
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