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Old 11-09-2013, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scam Slam

Did you hear about a scam?

Post it here and let's SLAM!


We work hard for our money, and it seems certain others work very hard to steal it from us by setting up scams, ripoffs, and dirty dealings.

Our first installment is about cars - specifically when people take them to have their oil changed ..

Oil-change shop caught scamming | Watch the video - Yahoo Finance Canada

{I can't help but think of what Katz said a while back.}

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{I can't help but think of what Katz said a while back.}
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whut?
In another thread you told us a story of how you'd taken your car in to get work done, only to have another problem develop.
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OH! yeah..... hehehehehe
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I have never been scammed unless replying to this post right now was one Hahaha
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I have never been scammed unless replying to this post right now was one Hahaha
No, no scams here, just a thread to vent frustrations over scams you'd heard about and maybe with some luck it will keep others from being scammed.

Good to hear you've never been scammed {that you know of}.



ON TOPIC:

I don't know if any of you heard of this one, but last year some company sold those pre - paid 'gift cards' to customers while knowing there was some problem with the system and they wouldn't be honored at stores.

I'm not sure whether refunds were made but just imagine the frustration of going to a store with one of those cards, picking out what you want, then finding out the {recently - purchased, new} gift card is worthless!

Even if there were no problem with the cards, I still feel they're a bit of a scam, as illustrated by CBC:

Are gift cards bad presents? - Your Community

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"Consumer reports says that 19 per cent of gift cards - that's one out of five - goes unused," said Vartanian, who thinks money is much more likely to be used."
1/5 go unused?!



WOW, no wonder stores push those things so much!



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  • The cards may not expire, but if kept for too long they depreciate in value.
  • If the receiver gets a small denomination for an expensive place, they're stuck paying the difference on a purchase they may not have otherwise made.
  • If the receiver gets a large denomination for an inexpensive place, it will take an inordinate amount of time to spend the balance.
  • Scam artists have worked out ways to siphon money from active cards
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  • If you buy a card for a far-away friend, make sure they can use it in their location.
  • Be aware that it is illegal for stores to charge you HST on a gift card purchase.
  • If you're even slightly concerned that a brand may go out of business, don't buy its card.
The first two points are enough for me to call this a scam; they know people are generally busy, impatient, and forgetful by nature and are playing on those traits.
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I like the contests that have such incredible high odds, hoops of flame, and red tape to cut through, the ones that contain a very very special only now now now, limited time offer, only ten minutes left, requiring product purchase to enter, needing the cutting and collecting of 200 UPC codes, after entering your special 30 digit code at their website, sending in your rebate, with an accompanying, original, non-sale priced receipt that shows it has been dated and itemized properly, before contest closes at 11:59, be the age of majority in your area, limit one entry per household, and needing you to correctly answer a timed skill testing question.
(So ~~~ EVEN if you got everything else squared away successfully, they still want to, and can, screw with your crap; ~~~"AH HA So, well, we're not giving you your prize you won because you didn't answer correctly dumb ass so we'll just be taking that now, shall we??! Hah hah!!"~~~) They make it out to be as winnable as possible. Love how they advertise such huge prizes too, like anybody has odds to really WIN them after all that...!
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And Dumbledore's wand.
And some other stuff I haven't remembered.

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After all that, IF you do win... you'll have to pay taxes on your prize...

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I got scammed a few times while attempting to purchase weed.

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who hasn't? lol!

if you talk to police and get arrested, then you scammed yourself.
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One of my mantras, having been said many times in this life, for many things:
"And That's how they get you...!"
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The only scam I fell for was at a carnival when my Wife and I were still dating and I was still young and naive.

It was the one where you throw softballs into the bucket and if you get one or both in you get a big prize or a bigger prize respectively. We weren't going to play but he convinced me to try a free "practice" shot. So he took one of the balls out of the bucket and handed me the other and I got it in the bucket and made it stay easily on my first try.

This convinced me to play for real and I payed my money and he took both balls out of the bucket and handed them to me. I threw the first ball and it immediately went into the bucket and bounced right out. Second one was the same.

That's when it dawned on me that the presence of the other ball in the bucket is what made it possible for me to make my first shot so easily and I fell for it.

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Does anyone know of any scam secrets or tricks?
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That reminds me, I got scammed by a carny as well. I was wearing a Boston Bruins ball cap, and the carny noticed and told me that if I hit a 6 with the dart, he'd give me a Bruins jersey. Boom, nailed the 6 first try, and he handed me this little flimsy plastic pirate sword. I was too stunned at what had happened to react and call him out, so I just took my sword and left.

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Language must be kept PG 13 on this forum, just a reminder.
Good rant by the way, but the wording ...

{and please space out that HUGE intimidating block of text ; some of us are really old and can barely see anymore, you know?}

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I'm sure lots of people do, and sometimes there are legal ones; I remember years back there was a loophole in a lottery game 'Sports Action' and people were making tens of thousands of dollars a day exploiting it - all legal.
I suspect they've tightened things up since then.

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I got scammed a few times while attempting to purchase weed.
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who hasn't? lol!

if you talk to police and get arrested, then you scammed yourself.
This burns me up.
I hate how weed is kept in a legal 'grey area' of sorts which allows criminals to prey on people like that.

ON 'Carnies':
Possibly in the same league as used - car Salesmen when it comes to their capacity for deceit.
I gave up on those game booths when I shot out the entire star {printed on a card hung by a clothespin using an airgun} , other people standing at the booth said I did too, and the Carnie still wouldn't give me the crappy little piece of made - in - China garbage that was supposed to be the 'prize'.

Game over.
I'll head over to the Arcade instead, at least I know I'll be getting some entertainment for my coins.
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One good thing about carnies is that they were a decent source for erotic material for a 10 year old.
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Staffing companies can be pretty shady as well, though they never cost me anything other than time and hope.

Twice, by 2 different staffing places, I was called in about a job I applied to only to have them tell me it's no longer available when I showed up for the interview. One shut me down after I took all their tests and I asked about the specific job I was called to interview for.

The other claimed the company who hired them could not be contacted anymore after I completed the interview. It seems the both were just looking to get more bodies in the door and into their system so they could make more money.
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Urban definition of carnies should read:
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, :lack of any conscience, and ability to lie and steal a plus...

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'The burger was in a plain paper bag, and the fries were in a Dixie cup.'

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For decades now, I've been saying:

'I don't like this new 'Pop' music, but I can't explain exactly why .. it just sounds .. all the same to me - fake, somehow.'

I'm talking about the Disney - esque sounding songs typically heard on the radio which also get used heavily in adverts.

Those 'hot, new artists' with the 'most popular/ best selling singles' - that sort of thing.





Turns out, I was right; it IS all the same, for the most part!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e51_hSuKZKA

On a side note, I would like to add that while I hate this homogenized/ sterilized sound that the 'Pop' music takes on after processing, I do enjoy the sampled sounds of Drum and Bass, Dubstep and the like.

The difference is that with the latter, the processing is deliberate and functional to the creation of new songs - in the same way you can make a new picture using bits of old ones - which to me makes the 'sampled' styles of music a kind of 'audio collage' , in my opinion.

BUT to get up on a stage and accept an award for pretending to sing a song which was pre - recorded, processed, then played back ... what Elton John said !!!

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It almost sounds like a joke but of course it isn't.
Makes me mad just reading about people doing this sort of thing.
But as scams go, this one is pretty outrageous.
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Sounds like a case of a scammer taking advantage of an idiot.
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Ah yes I remember this scam very well when the PS2 first came out. Somewhere in little tiny print they would put you were only bidding on a picture of the item.
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Sounds like a case of a scammer taking advantage of an idiot.
Well then I suppose I'm wrong then and perhaps the guy deserved it?
Nah, it's still lying and cheating and people who pull scams like this need to be punished.
Doesn't matter to me if the guy was 'being stupid' or not, it's still wrong to rip people off.
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Not saying they deserve it. Just saying people who don't pay attention are the best targets for scammers. You know what they say about a fool and his money.
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I got scammed a few times while attempting to purchase weed.
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