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Sketchy Business Gets Called Out, Accuses Freelancer of Being a "Shyster"

Here we have a business trying to get a dude to work on a "trial basis" essentially giving them the ability to fire him and take credit for anything he does for them. Just so happens that like any other entitled folk, they aren't happy about it. What a bunch of gagoots. And saying you're "willing" to not pay someone is almost like if someone tried to Jedi mind trick you without using the force so it's just a jackass in a bathrobe waving his hands around. For some true shyster behavior, here's the entitled mom of 4 who tried to swindle her babysitter.

business tries to "overlook" paying freelancer, calls him shyster
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Guy Muds Himself Out Of Unfair Rental Charge

 It's the worst feeling when a company tries to screw you over with a fraudulent fee and just expects you to pay it to make the problem (they created) go away. That's why it's so satisfying to see people push back against unfairness in any way they can, like this guy who got hounded for trivial debt and sent them a dime or this guy who battled a store owner who wouldn't change his phone number.

story about rental car place tries to charge extra day so guy takes car mudding and fee gets cancelled
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People's Most Devilishly Effective Scams At Work

This isn't the first time that we've read accounts of people trying to do the least amount of work possible while somehow still pulling their jobs off. People are quick to look to apply minimal effort when it comes to seeing their job's series of required tasks through. This fun Twitter thread has folks describing the most devilishly effective scams that they were able to pull off with cunning effectiveness at their jobs. 

A Twitter thread about the most clever and effective scams that people pulled off at work.
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MLM Hun Gets the Facts, Won't Accept Them

Scams are still abundant in this day and age, and one really popular system designed to separate well-meaning people and their money are massive pyramid scheme-like multi-level marketing operations. What makes them hard to deal with is that they're not the traditional kind of scammer that you can just mess with. They suck people in with promises of being your own boss and giving bonuses for recruiting more people, all while siphoning money out of their own "employees" pockets. One big issue with this is that the convinced don't want to be unconvinced, so when given the facts about predatory companies, the duped people involved just double down. It also provides a lot of strange, interesting and frustrating interactions like these, where a near stranger at this person's gym wanted to tell them about a "new and exciting opportunity."

Person gives the facts to Multi-Level Marketing scammer, but they double down
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Scheming Rotten Salad Lady Gets Banished From Deli Section

Anyone who has worked retail has probably crossed paths with a customer who's tried to pull the ol' return scam. They'll claim they bought something, it was defective, have no proof , but still demand a refund. It even works sometimes, like in this tale of employees getting bamboozled by the chicken lady. The thing is, people who pull this off once seem to get a taste for it and frequently try to recreate the scheme, often at the same store. Good luck with that.

customer tries to scam return items saying salads are rotten, gets kicked out of deli
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Tenant Rents Fake Apartment, Accidentally Takes Pro Revenge

I mean, in all fairness an accidental professional revenge is better than no revenge at all. It seems as if the world's unfortunately never going to run out of shady landlords trying to pull fast ones on unsuspecting tenants. So, I guess it falls on us to read up on those tenant rights, and then clap right on back with pro revenges when the opportunities present themselves. For some more landlord drama check out this tenant who staged a coup d'état on a terrible landlord

Dude accidentally takes pro revenge on a shady landlord.
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Ridiculous "Cash Flipping" Scammer Gets Trolled

It should go without saying that if someone cold calls you and says they can increase your money tenfold, that crap is fake and they deserved to get messed with. For some more absurd displays of the human condition, here are influencers getting called out for their free lobster scam, as well as the story of an Aunt Karen's scam falling apart.

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Worst Scams That Young And Gullible People Fell For

This life is a wild emotional rollercoaster that chucks curveballs our way on a stubbornly consistent basis. If it seems like things are running along smoothly and you haven't hit a bump in the road for a while, maybe you've finally gained all the wisdom that you can, or life is just taking it easy on you for a hot second. With that being said, many of us have fallen prey to the shadiest and sneakiest of scams when we were young, gullible, and blissfully ignorant. This AskReddit thread pays homage to those unfortunate scams that preyed upon the young souls of the world when they just didn't know any better. 

A collection of the worst scams that people fell for when they were young and gullible. | fist_is_also_a_verb Columbia House CDs could buy 12 CDs 1 penny, then agreed purchase certain number CDs future full price not sure thought they'd call cops or ruin my credit forever, or But bought all my agreed upon CDs at full price. Iread years later could have just not bought single thing because they can't enforce contracts made by minors.
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Landlord Tries To Scam Tenants For $80, Ends Up Paying $6K

This landlord thought they'd simply scam another few tenants with a BS "cleaning fee." Fortunately, these tenants decided to fight back with a smart and effective revenge. You better believe that the landlord is kicking himself now, to the tune of $6,000. Ouch, but definitely deserved. 

Landlord tries to scam tenants moving out over an $80 cleaning fee, and it ends up costing him $6,000 | r/prorevenge posted by underwhelmingtwin scam me for $80 for cleaning on move out? i don't think so jack
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Obvious Scams Americans Have Been Conditioned To Accept

Nothing quite brings the blood to a boil like learning that you've been played by some manipulative, deceptive, straight up illegal scam. Unfortunately, the reality is that we share this world with many folks that are always proactively trying to pull a fast one on unsuspecting victims. The good news though is that you can read up on a thread like this, and hopefully break free from the vicious cycle of falling for scams that Americans have been conditioned to accept. Along a similar vein check out this woman's wonderful experience with the Icelandic healthcare system

Clear scams that Americans have been conditioned to accept as normal. | imnotyourbrahh 1d Charging $1 add cheese Reply 1.4k
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Normalized Scams People Don't Notice

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the scams of this world that are so normalized that nobody seems to notice. It's wild when it comes to some of the shady stuff that people/companies can somehow get away with. For instance, some of those internships can get pretty scammy real quick. 

An AskReddit thread about various scams that are so normalized people don't notice | ChaChaRealSmoothe 5h games at fairs/carnivals. Reply 1.9k
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Big Scams That Are Somehow Allowed

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about various big scams that are somehow allowed. Some people just seem to get away with things that they absolutely never should've. We'll never understand it. 

A collection of big scams that are somehow allowed | TurkeyBread69 1d S 2 Awards Mom saying won't be trouble if tell her did Reply 900
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Scams That Many People Overlook

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about various scams that people don't realize are scams. These might be helpful to have in the back pocket so that you don't fall prey to any of those sneaky scams. 

Scams that many people don't realize are scams | peezoki 2d 1 Award Verizon $1 scam. Verizon tacked on 1 fee onto 8 their customer's bills each month so over course year, they did every customer, about 150,000,000. Their rationale 50% wouldn't notice and just pay charge or would notice and wouldn't spend anytime fighting 1 charge. 50% would notice charge and call have removed those, 35% would get frustrated while on call and give up. This added approximately $120,000,000 bottom line each year (3
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Scams That People Still Fall For

You shouldn't be so suspicious of every human interaction that it ruins your life, but there are definitely a lot of scams out there. That said, when one correctly identifies a scammer, they can mess with them with awesome results, like this scammer that got trolled and taken on a wild ride or this scammer that got trolled with photoshop skills. Here's a story of an unlucky scammer who called an electronics store.

Scams that people still fall for | UpbeatFaithlessness6 7.4k points 1 day ago edited 17 hours ago Those phone calls claim social security number is suspended due criminal activity My own mom fell this unfortunately
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That is one way to deal with a phone scammer. Never forget the time that this programmer decided to write a script that called phone scammers 28 times a second, which resulted in service denial, which prevented future scams. 

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This failed scam artist had the audacity to try and scam the same shop three times in a row. Not once, not twice, but three times! Absolutely absurd.