15 Everyday Scams Everyone Keeps Falling For

Scams are frustrating, but they can happen to anyone. Somebody recently asked, “What’s a scam so stupid that people keep falling for”? Here are the top 18 answers.

Gift Card Scams

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“The utility company that you’ve been paying via your bank account for 10+ years will never ask you to pay triple what you normally pay in google play store gift cards.”

Multi-Level Marketing

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“Sorry, you don’t have a small business. You’re caught up in a scam.”

Facebook Is Going To Change Its Algorithm By You Copying And Pasting A Post

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“Yes, honey, you already did when you signed up and every time you accepted their new terms of service. Buried in the fine print you entirely gave them permission.”

NFTs

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“The NFT is the answer to the question of how to get people to give you money for absolutely no reason.”

“Lose 15 pounds In 5 Days” Type Diets

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“I mean, I’ve successfully done this. It involved COVID-19 but still.”

Sending People On Dating Apps Money

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“But he’s the love of my life!!! You don’t understand!”

Psychic Hotlines

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“You’re the psychic, and you should already know my card number.”

Lottery

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“My mum will tell stories of someone else winning the lottery, and she will be angry about it. Like, somehow, she is entitled to win because she plays so much. It drives me insane.”

“I’ve made $8,030 since I turned 18 by not buying a lottery ticket every day.”

Time Shares

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“It’s easier to get out of a deal with the Devil than get out of a timeshare. It’s amazing there aren’t laws against this colossal scam.”

Astrology

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“It never made sense, and it is not even science, just some people trying to justify their poor behavior with stars from billions of miles away. I get angry when people say our star signs don’t match, so we are not compatible”

“Instead of scams involving money, they are scamming you out of your time on this earth.”

When A Cat Shows Me His/Her Belly, She Won’t Get My Hand If I Touch It

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“But it’s so soft and fluffy…”

“I Won’t Get Mad If You Tell Me The Truth”

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“The original scam.”

Politicians Care About You

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Politicians have been around for centuries and have played a vital role in shaping societies across the world. Unfortunately, some politicians are not immune to corruption, scandals, and self-serving behaviors.

The “Self-Made” Stories Of The Wealthiest People

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“Yup, only started with 25 million and made it to 15 million!”

“This is like the boss from the IT crowd saying that when he started his company, he had nothing but “a dream and 6 million pounds.”

Buying A “Rich” Influencers Course On Dropshipping Or Crypto

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“People always forget they don’t make their money off dropshipping or crypto. They make their money by selling their course to people.”

Minimum Credit Card Payments

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Minimum credit card payments are usually calculated as a small percentage of the total balance owed. Unfortunately, this prolongs the repayment period and accrues more interest over time, leading to higher overall debt.

Essential Oils

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“They’re nothing more than air fresheners.”

Car Extended Warranty

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“Man, I was getting those calls before I even owned a car.”

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