Yet another bank(er) bamboozlement | FT Alphaville

Yet another bank(er) bamboozlement

Remember those mistresses of the universe? The ones that set up this support group – Dating a Banker Anonymous – to provide comfort to the downtrodden wives and girlfriends of hard up IB-ers?

Well, brace yourselves, for it was *gasp* all a scam.

The New York Times, in which the group first appeared, has issued a correction today:

An article on Jan. 28 about women who commiserated over dating Wall Street bankers caught in the financial crisis described a group they had formed, Dating a Banker Anonymous, as a support group. That is the name of their blog. Its creators originally told The Times that about 30 women had participated, but since publication, they have said that all involved were friends. Laney Crowell, one of the women who started the blog, said in the article that it was “very tongue in cheek;” she has since described it as a satire that embellishes true experiences for effect. Had the nature of the blog been made clear at the outset, the article would have described it accordingly, not as a support group.

We’re sure the proper regulators have been notified.

Related links:
It’s the economy, girlfriend – NYT