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What was one of the biggest scams that you fell for and later regretted?

  1. Angelladywriter profile image62
    Angelladywriterposted 6 years ago

    What was one of the biggest scams that you fell for and later regretted?

    The biggest scam I fell for and later regretted was, an email I received that was suppose to be from a member of the United Nations. They requested that I send money, so that I could receive money that was given to me by an anonymous donor. I gave personal information that caused someone in another country to get my bank card information and try to purchase a four hundred dollar dress. I was thankful that my bank caught the purchase. I truly regretted opening such an email. Scams change daily, so whatever answers we present, might help others avoid being scammed.

  2. Pollyannalana profile image85
    Pollyannalanaposted 6 years ago

    Amway! That is like the vacuum cleaner salesmen. They know you will sell to all of your family and they don't care how many come in and spend a 100 or so and then leave, and by then they have others that will spend 100 or so. It is good stuff, I loved it and someone who knows many many people can do well, but the average Joe...no way.

  3. jacqui2011 profile image84
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    Around 15 years ago, I was so desperate to stay at home and earn money after the birth of my first daughter. I applied to a company who stated that if I joined and paid £95 I would be able to start making money straight away and be given a list of contacts to send on e-mails to. I was so naive that I sent the money and received a booklet stating that I had to contact people I knew and try and sell them health food. I felt like such an idiot that I never told my husband til months later. There are so many scams out there that it's difficult to tell which ones are legit.

  4. kschang profile image87
    kschangposted 6 years ago

    When I was still in college, I fell for one of those "income" seminars where the guy hawked everything from "profit from real estate subdivision" to "how to find liquidation items and call me and I'll give you a share" to "mail order business in a box". Must have bought like 5 different tape sets for like $500 ($250 each, but special price for the first X people here! Buy two get one free! And one more bonus!), just about maxed out my credit card. Went home with it, listened to it for 15 minutes and realized all these tips are either obvious or bogus. smile

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    Thankfully I've never fallen for a scam that cost me any $$, but years ago when my wife and I were expecting our first child we received a post card inviting us to a "seminar" on child safety/baby proofing your home. That sounded interesting, so we went. When the "program" began we quickly found out that it was merely a sales pitch intended to sell us a particularly expensive brand of crib. For some odd reason we stayed for the entire program but we didn't buy anything, and as we left the room we spoke to quite a few other attendees who were similarly annoyed that they'd been misled and had wasted their time.

    Some time later we were watching our local news and saw the same guy who hosted the "seminar" we attended, being busted by their "Shame On You" consumer-protection reporter. Haha!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.