As far as I can tell, Lisa Furlong and her corps of fake 18% rate cap petitioners have established no public Web presence. But now that fake rate cap has a fake Facebook page:
Facebook does not allow impostor accounts. But in faking fakers, this fake Facebook page tells the truth. The short description—”We want to cap payday loans at 18% with a golden loop hole for lenders to set whatever rate they want! Join our gra$$roots effort today to protect the rich”—is a perfectly accurate one-sentence explanation of Lisa Furlong’s deceitful petition. And the little “18” with devil horns is hilariously truthful.
This fake Facebook page spotlights a petition company working for Furlong:
Tim Mooney is a founding partner of Silver Bullet LLC, which has been hired to circulate petitions for the fake 18% rate cap petition and Marsy’s Law A payday lender front group paid Mooney’s Silver Bullet LLC over $400,000 to gather signatures in Missouri in 2012 as part of a broad campaign of deception and intimidation to sabotage a genuine interest rate cap petition.
The fake Facebook page also links to this afternoon’s article from Dana Ferguson checking into South Dakota petitioner Ryan Gaddy’s allegations of further illegal activity by out-of-state circulators pushing the fake 18% rate cap and Marsy’s Law. Mooney tells Ferguson that Silver Bullet is not associated with any of the Facebook recruiting that Gaddy reveals and is aware of and following all South Dakota laws.
I do not know who has created this fake Facebook page for South Dakotans for Fair Lending. The unknown creator did use an image posted June 20 on this blog, complete with the blue circle and arrow I added, but they did not check with me. Facebook will likely delete this impostor page before we find out who created it, so get your screen caps while they last… and thank these anonymous monkey wrenchers for giving Lisa Furlong and her fake ballot committee a taste of their own fakery.