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peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas I gotta get myself away from this place. I said yep, what a concept, I could use some fuel myself and we could all use a little change.

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peanut
Sep 9, 2007




From the suburban mom thread...

SEX BURRITO posted:

I know someone who fell in love with a Tunisian guy and was taken in by promises of marriage. She sent him money, and he'd send love notes and Skype with her kids, telling them he was going to be their new stepdad. One day she Googled him and there was a whole forum of women who'd been ripped off by Tunisian dudes, with a whole thread dedicated to her future husband.

I think my friend got targeted by this :/

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




I'm p sure dudes were pulling crap like that on both sides (probably with hookers, too.)

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




What's the deal with gold buying agents?

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




MayakovskyMarmite posted:

Everyone interested in this should watch the 1972 documentary Marjoe. It is a fascinating movie about a former child evangelist who drops out of the faith/scam. He then goes back with a camera crew to expose the grift. Has some insanely great gospel music along with superb under cover cinematography. It is also a great time capsule of 1972.

Watch this clip on youtube. At 1:40 he starts explaining the speaking of tongues. At 3:00 they start literally counting hundreds and hundreds of dollars in small bills. At 4:25 he explains how his family groomed him for the grift and the amazing amounts of money he made before it all came crashing down.

https://youtu.be/1-C3trU9ljw

Less than 6 minutes, pro click y'all.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




<---me ordering a year supply of energy discs

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Olds keep falling for the same phone scams here.

Hey, it's me. This is my boss's phone.
Oh, [name]? What's wrong?
I hosed up at work and now I'm out $20k. If the customer finds out, not only will I get fired, but the whole company will be in trouble.
Oh my goodness how terrible.
Can you wire money/deliver a paper bag of cash to my boss asap?
Yes of course right away.

It still works, and for some pretty crazy sums of money :/

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




ConspiraSea

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




What if the government sinks that ship?!

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




I've heard of taxi or restaurant scams where the customer leaves their wallet or phone as collateral while they "go to an atm." The staff realize it's an empty wallet or plastic display phone when the customer never comes back.

There have also been COD package deliveries full of rocks

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




PT6A posted:

What really burns my rear end about this is it fucks over every person who legitimately made a mistake and doesn't have cash. On the other hand, it should only be an issue in cabs/restaurants where they can't run a card, which has to be less than 2% at this point -- even the last holdouts I knew have gone over to debit/credit now.

Lol welcome to Japan

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Just light it on fire, and boom! You're done.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




I heard that Disneyland employee protocol was to put Pixie Dust on a Protein Spill.

On topic: Disneyland and/or all children's entertainment is the biggest scam ever amirite?!

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




MightyJoe36 posted:

All of these quicky weight loss scams have the same thing in common.

If you read the fine print at the bottom of the screen (if you can. It comes up and then disappears pretty fast), it says "Results not typical." "Normal results are a loss of 1-2 pounds per week when used in conjunction with a program of diet and exercise." Which is typical of the weight loss you could expect when doing a program of diet and exercise. In other words, they're straight up telling you that it's worthless.

Part of a balanced breakfast. *

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Some lady better stop using an incomplete email address (mine) if she's serious about Earning Money Doing What She Loves!!!!

Only registered members can see post attachments!

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Naive 20-year-olds walking around a supermarket parking lot selling car wax while-u-shop. Probably on commission. The main victim is the employees getting pepped up to be told gtfo in the sun all day.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Bing is a parasite.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Oh boy not only has my old college roommate has gotten deep into a health prodcuts MLM called ARIIX, but they were #soexcited to see Tony Robbins - Unleash the Power Within in a huge stadium.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Lol it's not a pyramid, it's a funnel! You're on the brim and need to recruit new team members to make the funnel deeper!

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Dank new phishing tech

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peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Whatever happened, I'm sure we can work it out, please contact me at (phone number) or visit me at (home address). If anything was damaged and needs to be replaced, just use my credit card (number) or maybe I can meet you at 7-11 and pay using itunes cards.

EDIT: If u don't believe me u can do a police check with my ssn (number) and u will see I am an honest guy!!!

peanut fucked around with this message at 05:28 on Apr 22, 2017

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




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Excellent staff, I always defend all my lawsuits here.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




^^^^

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




wow so convenience

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




DrunkMidget posted:

I found a fun way to fight this. I answer these calls now, hit whatever number it is to speak to the scumbag on the other end, wait until they're on the line and then play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the keypad until they curse me out and hang up. The best part is they know I can't hear their screaming because all I hear is beep, bop, boop, bop, beep, beep, beep. If they're still on after the first go around you can go up a register and play it with an even more annoying tone.

"Hey! You can lower your credit card payment instantly! Press "1" to speak with a representative and start saving!"
1
: "Hello, this is Steve from.."
: 3,2,1,2,3,3,3,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,2,1,2,3,3,3,3,2,2,3,2,1
: "Hello? Hey!"
: 6,5,4,5,6,6,6,5,5,5,6,6,6,6,5,4,5,6,6,6,6,5,5,6,5,4
"You mother fucker! I will gently caress your..."
: 9,8,7,8,9,9,9,8,8,8,9,9,9,9,8,7,8,9,9,9,9,8,8,9,8,7
*CLICK!*


They quit calling about 2 weeks ago, it's been nice.

Edit: This might have had something to do with it too.


hell yeah thx for excellent idea, goon friend

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




My inlaws got new phones. Fat smart phones with hard-push screens for olds.
They got a tiny discount if they installed a free trial of a phone concierge app for two months. After two months the service would go back to the normal $15/month but they could cancel without penalty after the two month trial.
There's still a useless concierge sheep walking around on my father-in-law's screen.

At least they asked me before they said yes to a $20 monthly support package for 24 hour internet help...

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




one of many good reasons to keep a post-it with Martin Shkreli's personal info nearby

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Is he going to come out with powerful new friends like Martha Stewart did?

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




grad school lol

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Some environmental organization did that on my college campus. Just $5/month to save the environment??? Of course​! It's my parents money...

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




More like someone who actually cares about the cause and doesn't know the money is used ineffectively

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Japan's NHK does door-to-door collections too. Satellite/cable tv has the NHK fee bundled in and managed apartments should have a group contract. The NHK guys are notoriously stubborn and have been said to demand things like, "sign this contract before we determine if you need to pay or not."

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Now that I think about it, television switched to all-digital in Japan a few years ago, including interactive buttons for 24 hour weather maps, show info and quizzes so it should be very easy to see who is connecting or not.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




lol it's a good name

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




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peanut
Sep 9, 2007




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peanut
Sep 9, 2007




Send ;;;;;$85 to my account and I will proofread in 24 hours!!!!!

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




lmao he should look into ancient astronaut consultant positions with the history channel...

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




My usual youtube-to-mp3 conversion site went down so I asked a friend for a recommendation, and the one she sent me too was full of ads and immediately filled my screen with pop-ups and even a voice recording about
HACKER WARNING! your information might be getting sent to hackers!!! call this number immediately and Microsoft staff will guide you through the un-hacking process!!

Friend said oh sorry I forgot to mention that, I always just close that window hahaha

I think... she is bad at the internet.

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peanut
Sep 9, 2007




I ended up using http://2conv.com/nl/ there is also a .de and .ru and they also have a downloadable app to rip videos to relieve their cloud servers.

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