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HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

There's a big 'It's illegal to use a legal name' poster still up on a billboard where I live. I kind of like it, it's so odd.

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HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

Depressio111117 posted:

My favorite thing is scammers getting mad that you won’t let them scam you. I remember one of the guys in those Lenny videos starts saying “gently caress you” after about twenty seconds.

I had one of those 'I'm from Microsoft' callers call me back THREE TIMES after I gave him my usual response of 'Ugh no you're not, go away'. He was really annoyed with me and all I was doing was telling him to leave me alone.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

I've had tradespeople get really lovely when I ask for ID. It's a loving pharmacy guy, I'm not going to let just anyone stroll on back here.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

He was just trying to start a communist plot :D

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

BiggerBoat posted:

I can't shake the feeling that almost the entirety of capitalism, and especially banking, is a scam.

I mean. Yeah.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

FrozenVent posted:

The movie has a musical number titled “Springtime for Hitler”, just fyi.

And a scene where the two main characters, both Jewish, tear off the Nazi armbands they'd been wearing and spit on them.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

greazeball posted:


I've been looking for a new apartment and I wonder why so many scammers make their fake ads so easy to spot by pricing them 20-30% below market rates.

I assume it's the usual thing where they're filtering out skeptical and careful people because they don't want to deal with those people.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

I had a collection of the penis pill spams I was inundated with for a while a couple of years ago but I lost it in a glitch. My favourite was 'little blue pills to help you squeeze her dry!'

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

It's probably the same thing as usual where if you're savvy enough to recognise a dodgy link, the scam is not aimed at you. It selects out people who know about domain names and link checking.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

Cage Kicker posted:

Yes, because no matter how obvious a scam it is, people are absolved of personal responsibility for making good decisions because ??????

I forgot I was posting on Something Compassionate...

What's fun about this is that most people who think 'only idiots would fall for such a scam' believe they themselves are too smart/knowledgeable to fall for a scam.

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HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

D34THROW posted:

So what's the scam? Change the hyperlink text to a legit URL while the actual URL for the hyperlink is the phishing site, counting on people not to hover over the link to verify its veracity?

Yeah. Most people won't think to do that.

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