I started reading That Girl Emily, I even linked to it. It’s a revenge blog by a woman named Emily who’s found her husband Steven is sleeping with her best friend Laura. She is now exacting her “14 Days of WRATH”. The blog even goes back a few months explaining all about the once happy marriage. It's been juicy reading, but I became suspicious on Tuesday when I finally read back through her archives explaining the evidence the private investigator presented to her.
“This is what happened yesterday. I went to see the PI. He told me that Steven has a private credit card I don’t know about. A credit card I’m not supposed to know about. It’s been piling up hotel charges. Hotels in the city. Hotels I’ve never been to. Usually, when Steven goes out on company meals, a credit card for expense accounts is brought along. No one every pays with their own. Steven’s private credit card had numerous restaurants charged on it. Restaurants I’ve always wanted to go to. Restaurants I’ve never been to. The PI called Steven “sloppy.””
I understand it’ fairly easy to pull a credit report on someone possibly revealing an extra unknown credit card, but the only way to find out what is charged to that card it to either work for the credit card company, hack their system or be looking at the actual bill. The later being the most likely for a PI to do, but the supposed husband works as “financial consultant in a big firm”. I used to work for a financial consultant in a big firm and the security there was a HUGE deal. HUGE. So if the husband hides his records at work, the PI is not getting his hands on them without the FBI being involved. Besides Emily’s life seemed a little too well packaged for real life – but one can never know in the world of blogging.
I did a little PI work myself (ok, I googled it) and found the billboard that kicked the whole thing off has been linked to a viral marketing campaign for Court TV. The New York Post ran the story seven days ago. According to Outside the Beltway the billboard is up in NYC and LA and now slow housewives everywhere are reading the blog. So, I am very sorry dear internets, for unkowingly linking to and helping perpetrate this brilliant guerilla marketing campaign, but it was kinda fun.
Remember when for a brief moment you saw and believed in a half hour documentary on the Sci-Fi channel called “The Blair Witch Project” and then you heard the movie was going to be out and had the wits scared out of you in the theatre opening night? Well, me neither, but it happened to a friend of ours and I always kind wished I had gotten to see it under those circumstances. Well, now I’ve spoiled it for you all too, but please, go ahead and indulge there’s two more days left in Emily’s 14 days of wrath and besides, now you are in on it! I’ll leave the link over there on the blog roll until the sponsor steps forward.