New meaning to the word “fineprint”

When signing up for a contract or trying to qualify for certain promotions, we are always told to remember to read the fine print. In the online world, fine print has also become “faint” print.

Consider the following promotion from Firstrade:

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Here’s how the “faint” print (that appears on the same page) looks like:

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The print is so faint that it actually is very straining to read. It is as if Firstrade is telling you not to bother reading.

The fine print on Wells Fargo’s checking account sign-up page is smaller but looks to me a bit easier to read since the print is darker:

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