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Tumblr User's Weird Debt Notice Is Scary Money Lesson

We've all gotten stupid scam calls about something being wrong with your bank account, and there are tons of scams people still fall for. This however, is something in between a lie and the truth. This person got a legit notice from someone who bought a small amount of forgotten debt and wanted them to basically reactivate it with some shadowy wording. Weird. 

tumblr user gets strange debt letter | cherryseltzer just got super predatory debt collection letter 113 debt citizens bank, who had an account with 16 (20 years ago letter appeared be an offer cancel debt if paid them $22.75. HOWEVER actual wording is amount debt is $113.77 and will accept $22.75 so, no MENTION canceling debt, but implication is there because many collectors current debt offer settle percentage.
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Signs That Someone's Trying Too Hard to Look Rich

We live in a world with super rich people and super poor people, and it can get weird as hell. One of the strange consequences of this world is people who try to act super rich, but that often amounts to being total jerks and completely alienating the people around them. Here's a bunch of stories of rich kids getting their world burst by real life, as well as stuff rich people buy that everyone else hardly thinks about.

Signs that someone lives beyond their means or tries to act rich | tappytaps 30.7k points 23 hours ago Talking about expensive everything have is and much money have found truly wealthy people don't feel compelled talk about constantly.
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Dude Almost Falls For Incredibly Believable Scam

We like to see idiot scammers get trolled, but sometimes they're incredibly clever and have access to way more of your information than you thought. Seriously, someone can dig up tons of personal information on you like your family members and past addresses in order to look legit, and frankly that's spooky as hell. This guy had to deal with just that but thankfully had the sense to back out.

scammer alert story by person who almost got scammed
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Guy Asks If He Should Press Charges for Step Daughter Putting Him $60,000 in Debt

Holy crap, how do you even get in a situation like this? We've seen people want to disown their sister, but this is an even bigger piece of family drama. And what are you gonna do? Send your step-daughter to prison? Is that even the right thing to do? Defrauding your parents into debt is a terrible move, but how many lives do you wanna ruin here? All in all, this isn't a fun situation to be in.

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Petition to Sell Montana to Canada Is Well on It's Way to Making Its Goal

Change.org has been host to some pretty questionable petitions, such as "let people drink the red liquid from the dark sarcophugus" a few months back, when a really old Egyptian Sarcophagus was exhumed. (It got over 34,000 signatures!) Anyway we're not sure if selling Montana to Canada would solve the debt crisis, but it sure is a neat idea. Here's what people, even some self-proclaimed citizens of Montana, had to say.

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Struggling Writer Shoots Himself in the Foot, and Then It Gets Worse

In the midst of #shareyourrejection, writers told stories of the many rejections they had on the road to success. This one took the cake. The outcome is so bad, we sort of hope this story itself is a work of fiction.

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As part of a segment on how seedy the debt buying industry is, John Oliver set up a debt buying company for about $50 online.  He used the new company, called C.A.R.P., to buy $15 million of medical debt for the price of about $60,000.

Forgiving this debt is the largest one-time giveaway on television. Even outranking Oprah. 


via babble

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