Monday, January 25, 2010

[Scam Watch] is a ripoff!!!

01/24/2010: How many of you ever checked free credit reports at, and realized three months later that they have been charging you $14.95 per month, AND you can only cancel this occurrence ONLY by calling them during 'normal business hours', although it didn't take them a split second to sign you up for it via some 6-size font text, without your conscious knowledge and effort??

Update 01/25/2010: So I just had a head-a-thon with some lady with an E. European accent, who was surprisingly well trained for such calls, and cancelled the membership after continued discount offers of upto 90%!!

Of course they have a fine-print disclosure on their website saying its different from the service. To think how many others have fallen into the trap, I am ready to launch an online campaign against them.

Remember: is genuine. is NOT!!!

Fine print from

When you order your free report here, you will begin your free trial membership in Triple Advantage(SM) Credit Monitoring. If you don't cancel your membership within the 7-day trial period**, you will be billed $14.95 for each month that you continue your membership., Inc. and are not affiliated with the annual free credit report program. Under a new Federal law, you have the right to receive a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies. To request your free annual report under that law, you must go to"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

3 Idiots are enough. Let's not make a fourth one, Chetan.


Apparently you did get the credit in rolling credits section, as agreed by you in the said contract? So the makers did satisfy the contract, and you were paid aptly for the credits as shown in this video and this agreement??

The one gotcha here is that you cannot make them liable on moral grounds for not putting the credits in the beginning of the movie, which technically were 'not' rolling credits. It would have brought the makers so much more goodwill and credit if they had acknowledged the 'Based on...' credit in the beginning credits, but that was NOT required by the contract, so oh well!

Anyways, this was unfortunate. And whether or not you read the contract clearly before putting the pen down, perhaps you should be more careful in the future. Do -not- assume anything. As far as credits for the original story go, you will be recognized as the first author, now, and ever. However, if the film-crew who adapted the book to a slightly different screenplay are awarded, they deserve the awards, that is exactly what the contract was about, wasn't it: to give away rights to 'adapt' the book to a movie?

You are an accomplished writer, it may be best to put this issue to bed now.

Disclaimer: I am not related to either Chetan Bhagat or the Crew of '3 Idiots'. All views expressed above are solely my own, with no direct influence from either parties.