Have you ever been scammed?

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    The first time I was scammed I was 17.
    I was working at a gas station and my boss talked me into loaning him some money so he could get a new paint job on his truck.
    We wrote a contract where I loaned him $500. He was to pay me back $100 a month for six months. The first month rolled around and he paid me the $100. 2 weeks later him and his family disappeared. He was managing 4 different gas stations at the time, and I found out later he had written that same contract with 3 other employees (1 from each gas station).
    Oh, and for those that are curious, it was a '48 Chevy he had restored, and the paint job was the last thing he needed. It was a nice truck.

    Have you ever been scammed? What was the scam?
     
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    I was 14. I went to a carnival with some of my friends. I bought some flashlight thingy for 75 cents. I gave the guy a dollar. I held out my hand for the change. He gave me a nickel. I put it in my pocket. He gave me another nickel. I put it in my pocket. He did this 4 times total. I didn't realize until I got home that he scammed me out of a nickel. DAMN YOU CARNY!
     
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    Every time I wrote the IRS a check and received absolutely nothing for it.
     
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    You didn't get a reach-around?
     
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    So, the streets you drive down are paid for with what? Or, the safety our military provides is covered by private donors, no?
     
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    (Supposed to be) covered by fuel taxes and lawful federal imposts, duties and excises.

    Income taxes are the price we pay for a worthless currency and an overbearing paternalistic big gubmint that prints up too much of it.
     
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    Yes.

    I bought into the anthropogenic gullible warming scam, before I decided to have a few reasoned and analyitical thoughts.
     
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    Yes.

    I let myself be talked into being a wingman for a friend on a double date without seeing the girl first.

    Turns out I could safely feed her Alpo.
     
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    Ooooo...Been there, done that....















    Forgot the Beggin' Strips. :lol:
     
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    I know a dude who thought he had found a wesite for direct distribution from china for electronic merch like flat screen tvs and xbox 360s.. he ended up sending over 2k to China via WESTERN UNION.. I told him from day one that this was a scam.. he still sent the money.. he tracked his package from China to his doorstep.


    He received a box with used shoes in it. hilarious.
     

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