Bank of America Addresses Woman as "Slut" in Junk Mail Offer

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Bank of America is earning plenty of bad press after it rudely sent a piece of junk mail to a San Francisco writer addressing her as "Lisa Is A Slut McIntire."

McIntire's mother, who named her daughter, was first to catch the insulting error when she received the junk mail addressed to her daughter at home. Her mother immediately sent her daughter a text, which she later posted on Twitter:

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Now for the letter Lisa got:

Now you ask, how the hell did this happen? Apparently, it's an offer for a Bank of America credit card for Golden Key International Honour Society. McIntire explains on Twitter that "BofA is a big sponsor of Golden Key's scholarships, so they have some kind of arrangement for members' information."

She later tweeted at BofA pointing out that her middle name in fact is not "Is a Slut" but before she did that, she had some fun with it:

Now for BofA's reply:

Needless to say, McIntire is taking "slutgate" as she calls it, pretty well:

H/t: SFist




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18 comments
Jim Yu
Jim Yu

#iamaslutforairlinemilesbutthenthatmakesmeawhore#

Amber Deremiah
Amber Deremiah

haha should have had a validation for bad lingo on that Name field eh?! ;p

Jarrod Edgerton
Jarrod Edgerton

Where is Bank of America in that? Doesn't Golden Key Honour Society provide a list to BoA?

Lecia Michelle Peterson
Lecia Michelle Peterson

Oh this does suck, but I know it's really not major news worthy! It is pretty funny though, except for the fact that it was sent to her mom's address. It does seem like a jilted person pulled a lame prank on a mailing list though- another Co. admitted it was from their end, so not actually B of A's doing.....? Seems like the jilted party works for the other Co. Arthur Salvador do you know? I think you had experiences with pranks in mailing lists right?

Everett Peters
Everett Peters

Is this really news? If we are giving press to this and ignoring other issues, it is truly sad. Its like star magazine but less relevant.

Abel Moya
Abel Moya

If Lisa would stop being such a slut we would not have this problem. I wonder who the bro was that masterminded this gem.

Donna Di Meo
Donna Di Meo

I was screwed over by Bank of America. I hate them!

Jan Simone
Jan Simone

You'd think the company would have some sort of screening software before generating mail from these automatic mailing lists. :/

Lori Glumac
Lori Glumac

I am sorry, but that is funny as hell.

Alexander Fulks
Alexander Fulks

Why's this a big deal? Someone signed her up that way on a mailing list, probably an ex or some guy she wouldn't hook up with, and their automated mailing system printed it out and mailed it. This is not news. Let's stop trying to make everyone a victim of something.

Kristi Hendren
Kristi Hendren

Alejandro Zeta Galvez that's an excellent point. ;)

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