People are losing their cash left and right
You may think that you’re pretty savvy when it comes to scams and schemes, but there are a lot of smart people in this world who are using their knowledge to take advantage of you. These people work hard to find every possible way to get those precious hard-earned dollars out of your bank account without you even noticing. The first rule of staying smart about scams is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…
Want to subscribe to our product or service? Great, no problem at all! Go on our web site and fill in the information. You’ll be done in two minutes.
Want to cancel your subscription? Nope, no internet option for that. Call us on the phone. Work your way through our phone tree. Wait on hold for several minutes, then get transferred to an employee whose very livelihood depends on talking you out of canceling. And if you finally get us to agree to cancel … well, maybe we will and maybe we won’t. After all, what proof do you have that the phone call ever happened? (roseislam)
I work for a telecommunications company and we don’t even want to offer cable anymore. We barely profit off of it, but old people demand it. Offering fiber internet is where it is at. (Fumble_Bees)
My parents are in their 50s, and I’ve spent the better part of the last year weening them off cable and getting them hooked on Netflix and Hulu. I hope to have them cancel cable by the end of 2018 just because we have one option where I live and the company is garbage. They’re worried about not having “the news” and I’m like… Subscribe to their FB page and you’ll get the news on your phone. They’re getting there. (AndNowAStoryAboutMe)
The Grandchild in Need- Somebody finds things out about you then contacts your grandparents claiming to be you and saying things like you’re stranded with no money. Then they’ll have your grandparents wire “you” some money, usually with the promise to pay them back. (Sentinel_P)
I think my grandparents have been called 3 times for various grandchildren. It is a “grandchild” at first then the “lawyer” or “police” get on the line to explain the situation. The scammer picked the wrong grandkid the first time. My grandma was like “there’s no way that one was arrested. I better check this out.” If they had chosen any other boy grandchild it might have been believable, but it wasn’t so she called my mom. (Nerdybirdy30)