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How I got a car dealership to give my friend a "newer" car

Idiot friend buys car at outrageous price from scummy dealer, guy gets him a free new car when he realizes dealer committed fraud

The stereotype of the sleazy salesman is one that holds very true to reality. There are far too many people in the trade who will do anything it takes to close a sale and there are also far too many industries breeding these manipulators. Part of it is the fault of commission-based work: When you work with no guarantee of consistent pay, you're likely to turn to drastic methods to put food on the table. You usually then realize that there's no ceiling to your income as long as you can close an…
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Scammer Pretends to be CEO in Failed Phishing Attempt, Gets Trolled

Scammer Pretends to be CEO in Failed Phishing Attempt, Gets Trolled

Phishing is a very real threat —so why does it seem so ridiculous every time you see a story about it? Every time it makes news —or happens in your own workplace— the story is always somewhere along the lines of “Bob from accounting bought $100,000 of gift cards for fake CEO” or “Deborah from HR gave all the company's passwords to someone impersonating her boss.” You always walk wondering just what in the heck these people were thinking… How on earth did they fall for that? Usually, phishing at…
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My IT Directors emails look awfully suspicious.

Guy Forced to Endure 2-Hour Phishing Workshop as Punishment, Reports All IT Director's Emails as Phishing Attempts

That'll show 'em.
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TIFU by getting scammed for $2k | So I'm a truck driver and last night I got scammed for $2000 dollars. It happened at the Terribles Gas Station right before Las Vegas. I parked there to go to sleep and shut down for the night, I went down from my truck to walk around and stretch my legs. As I was walking around, a black SUV pulled up next to me and a Rich looking Middle Eastern guy rolled down his window in a panic, he looked desperate and his wife was in the backseat crying with her 2 kids.

Truck Driver Gets Scammed Out of $2000 By Fake Rich Guy in Vegas, Shares Their Story

This is one of those lessons that is incredibly brutal to learn firsthand. It's almost biblical in a way; a wary and weary traveler is hailed by a stranger who claims to have suffered some misfortune. Will they help out? Will they give them the shirt off their own back? Except in this story, the stranger doesn't magically transform into a beautiful woman or a bearded old man and bestow riches upon them for their heart of gold. Nah, this is Vegas, baby - that stranger is going to strangle you wi…
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Landlord lost the lease | charged me an extra month and don't want to return my deposit? But why lie when I have the receipts...

'Can my landlord do this?': 5 Times Landlords Displayed an Inhuman Lack of Consideration For Their Tenants

It's no secret that landlords have a reputation for being manipulative lizard-people who will take any chance possible to extort or exploit tenants for a little bit more profit. It's akin to when you've made a few too many whiskey sours and are really trying to take that same lime for as many laps as possible. You futilely keep squeezing and squeezing the dang thing, determined to get out a little bit more juice, despite it already having as much juice left as a politician has morals. Anyways,…
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Foreign Serviceman Scammed By US Marine, Wife Brings Concerted Wrath Down Upon Him

This Wife sought vengeance after her husband, an Australian serviceman, was scammed by a US Marine. With clever tactics, she brought the incident to the attention of his superiors and made it an embarrassing problem for them. Woe be upon you if you cause embarrassment for the top brass. This story was posted to Reddit's r/ ProRevenge subreddit by Reddit user u/AussieTopCat, who is an Australian serviceman's (ex) wife. Her husband, she explains, loves to trade and collect military insignia from…
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Trending Topic: Woman 'Catfished' by Her Ex's New Girlfriend, Internet Offers Their Advice

It's no secret that the Internet loves a good catfishing story. The recent viral internet trends surrounding the subject have been helped immensely by Netflix's fascination with pumping out docu-drama's on victims and perpetrators of the “Catfish.” Recent examples include their series on Anna Delvey who catfished the entire system of New York's elite, ‘Tinder Swindler’ Simon Leviev who is inexplicably not in prison, and Manti Te'o, an NFL player who was infamously catfished by a non-existent wo…
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The Top 10 Liars of the Week Getting Roasted Online

These liars got put in their place for making wildly inaccurate claims online.
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Landlord Lost the Lease

'He said he lost the lease papers': Landlord devises new lease to get current tenants to leave in 2 months

Time to add yet another horrid landlord to the seemingly endless list of horrid landlords . This thread was posted on Reddit's tongue-in-cheek r/LandlordLove page by u/raimine , who shared their story of being cheated by their landlord after living in their apartment for five years. Imagine living in a place for five years, paying rent on time every month, never having an issue with your landlord throughout that period…and then all of a sudden, that harmonious relationship abruptly ends when yo…
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"Can my landlord do this? I thought the whole point of a secuity deposit is that you can get it back."

Landlord Pretends Security Deposit Is Not Refundable Despite No Damage

It's no secret that landlords can be shady. Whether it's doing the bare minimum to fix a leak or implementing unnecessary rules for you to follow that aren't real. In this case, the latter situation happened.
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Thread Exposes Shady Scam Practice Used By Debt Collectors and Banks

It's almost hard to believe that a (mostly) credible financial institution could resort to such predatory practices but the unfortunate thing is that it happens all of the time. Something similar happened to me with one of the top medical institutions in the state where I grew up. Turns out, they had hidden fees that they charged into an “account” under your name every time you went for a visit. This was in addition to the copay I had to make for my insurance.
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Guy Shares His Experience Trying to Sell A Couch Online, Every Response is A Scammer

What has the world come to?
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People Reveal Scams That Have Been So Normalized That We Don’t Even Realize They Are Scams Anymore

People Reveal Scams That Have Been So Normalized That We Don’t Even Realize They Are Scams Anymore

We all got to do our own research
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Lawyer Applies To Scam Job, They Use His Work, He Successfully Charges Them For It

Lawyer-tastic.
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A scamming mechanic assumes a woman doesn't know anything about cars, only to be publicly embarassed.

Woman Publicly Embarasses Would-Be Scamming Mechanic

Don't assume people don't know anything about cars.
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Dude Dupes Diaper Scammers, Leaves Them High And Dry

Worth it.
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