Beware the Lurking Lorem Ipsum

Fusion Hotspot Scrach-off Card
Fusion Hotspot Scrach-off Card

One of the motels we stayed at had a new (to me, at least) approach to the ubiquitous Free WiFi offering, which involved a small card with scratch-off fields:

Being the curious sort, I checked their website to see what they were up to. The main heading, across the top of the page, read:

Bringing wireless Internet capabilities to your property

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The rest of the page has Lorem ipsum filler under every heading, including:

24/7 Support

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Clicking that attractive Read More link produces pretty much what you’d expect by now:

Error 404 – Page not found!

The page you trying to reach does not exist, or has been moved. Please use the menus or the search box to find what you are looking for.

All the other links behaved the same way, including the Support header.

Oddly, the Contact Us item hidden in the About us pulldown produced a form, so I sent off a message. Haven’t gotten anything back yet and really don’t expect to, either.

It does give one pause to consider what happens to the bitstream between one’s tablet and the website. I make it a practice to not sign in to vital accounts while traveling…

At least they didn’t use the Samuel L. Jackson slipsum generator