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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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Restaurant Owner Scams People For Good Google Reviews

This restaurant swung real low with their approach toward garnering "positive feedback" from customers. They'd basically get potential hires to write up BS reviews, hyping up the owner's various establishments. Well, that certainly backfired on the crazy owner when it was all said and done. 

Restaurant scams people for good google reviews, but gets it in the end | r/ProRevenge Join u/Takemetothedumpster 1d 1 Restaurant scams fake google reviews burn their google reviews page/ reputation ground and get media cover Hi folks, First post here, thought would definitely fit.
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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. 

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Karen Says Car Hit Her In Parking Lot, Dash Cam Says Otherwise

This case of a parking lot Karen losing it, ends in one satisfying and petty revenge. Specifically, the hysterical Karen in question claims that the car physically hit her. Well, it sounds like no such thing occurred. Instead, it actually sounds like the car came to a screeching halt, about 15 feet away from her. Fortunately, the dash cam was around to confirm this story. 

Karen claims that a car hit her in the Costco parking lot, and the dash cam proves otherwise | Karen called police claim physically hit her with my car Costco parking lot have dash cam. Title basically says all have an inconspicuous dash cam on my car, because live daily hazard driving city. Yesterday woman walked out front my car side, completely disregarding moving vehicle and fact idk, maybe l didn't fucking see her?
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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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Customer Lies to Get a Free Washer, Doesn't Get Her Way

In what world does someone think that if they complain about their new washer being broken that they'll get a second one and just get to have two washers? Seriously. Customers can be a handful but sometimes people get through to them with an honest approach. For when you can't, here are some customer service memes to help laugh away the pain.

Reddit story of a customer who tries to lie to a business and keep two washing machines.
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That lady was on one! She tried and failed multiple scams. To continue trying to push scams after her "unopened power tools" ended up being a box of newspapers was an unreal kind of bold. 

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People Share When They Successfully Stopped A Repeat Marketing Or Scam Call

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to reveal the times that they victoriously put a stop to repeat marketing/phone scam calls. You might get some secondhand satisfaction from these people getting a leg up on those bastardly scammers. 

People share times that they were able to put a stop to repeat marketing/phone scam calls.
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Things People Wrongfully Think Are Scams

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share things they're aware of that people wrongfully think are scams, but actually are nothing of the sort. Those crazy things like the dentist and sites that require you to enter your credit card information before you can purchase their legitimate products, are actually just around to help you. The paranoid suspicions are fair in a world that can feel like it's just trying to pull one over on you, too often. 

Things that people wrongfully believe are scams just trying to take their money.
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Things That Are Pretty Much Scams But Most People Accept As Legitimate Business

There are a surprising amount of businesses out there that exist not because their service requires that much time or skill, but because of some dubious sociological precedent in place, or because they actively try to keep people from knowing the truth. Unlike these things people wrongfully think are scams, some industries are just run by bastards. 

Fees, businesses and services that are basically scams.
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Med Student Leaves Aggressive Review For Computer Repair Shop, Owner Responds with Fury

Sometimes people come into a store ready to start swinging. When this customer called this business a scam, the owner chose to respond with some convincing aspects of the whole story that were left out of the original review. Business owners tend to put a staggering amount of time and energy into responding to negative reviews, like this person who left a one star review and was met with justified condemnation.

A person leaves a review calling laptop repair business a scam and the owner responds.
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Things People Should Stop Buying (25 Replies)

Someone on AskReddit asked people to share those things that people should seriously stop buying. Whether it's buying into MLMs, or purchasing those sketchy bath products that give off all kinds of questionable chemicals, the following should serve as a guide into how you can avoid spending your money recklessly. 

AskReddit replies to why people should stop buying different scams.
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