I was messing around on twitter today and I came across a thread with the title “What is the biggest everyday scam that people put up with” and it reminded me of a funny situation from years ago.
I was living in what was essentially a frat house at the time although we were all 27/28 yrs old. Half of us were bartenders at local spots so basically every night was a who can get drunker than who contest.
After one of these nights i passed out and woke up the next morning to my phone ringing and a voice on the other end saying “I didnt even know you went to London, are you ok?” I knew I recognized the voice but I was too hungover to look at my phone and way too tired to open my eyes, so naturally I just assumed I somehow blacked out and made my way to London. Back then anything was possible.
I finally composed myself, realized it was my uncle, who was now asking me where to send the $1,500 i need. What the fuck is this guy talking about.
Turns out my email was hacked and he was getting emails saying my stuff was lost and I needed $1,500 wired to me immediately. AND MY UNCLE WAS READY TO DO IT! I appreciate the thought but dude, really. Want to buy my oceanfront property in Denver? Ill sell it to you real cheap since I already have 40 million dollars waiting for me from a Nigerian prince as soon as I send him my bank account info.
What are some scams that you see out there that people continuously fall for that you shake your head at and say, Why?