TELUS calls consumers broke deadbeats outright, won’t stand for people not paying bills

EDITOR’S UPDATE: yes, this is 100% real. Telus pulled it very shortly afterward.

Arpad Barabas, Founder and CEO of Mobizou, reported to us an interesting couple of lines on a Telus website page. Head over to this page, and scroll down to “Why do I need a credit check?” Here, you’ll find a lovely sentiment from the company:

[Consumer:] Why do I need a credit check?

[Telus:] You may be broke, therefore highly unlikely to pay your bill.

We just don’t want to lose money, you dead beat. You know how it is…

We “know how it is,” indeed. Some lower-priced services and perhaps we wouldn’t be so broke, eh?

Humour, an accident, or a bold slap in the face to consumers?