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08-08-2019, 13:32   #1
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Worst scam you've fallen for

or almost fell for. A couple years back, I got the "gardai virus" (type of scareware) on my laptop which said I'd need to pay €150 to unlock my laptop. I stupidly entered my debit card details and on the weekend, found that not just €150 but 300 was taken from account leaving me with just €20. Canceled the card and reported it to the bank who unfortunately couldn't refund it.

Friends werea a bit shocked as they said I'm a computer nerd but they themselves have also fallen victim to ponzi schemes etc and one even lent his camera to a stranger who ran off in Tanzania...
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08-08-2019, 13:36   #2
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Prince in Nigeria
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‘Lending’ all my confirmation money to my mother in 1985

Turns out it wasn’t a ‘loan’ as I never got it back.... #bitter
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fortunately, *touch wood*, I have never fallen to any of these.
I remember that Garda one. Got it myself. They used the Garda insignia too. Douchebags.
I was a little freaked ou for a minute or so but quickly realised why on earth would the police be looking for money to unlock.
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When I was 12 I was selling strawberrys on the side of the road. Some older kid conviced me that we was collecting the cash for the manager. Almost immediately after he left I realised how stupid I was.
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Lad I worked with got caught with the top of the range laptop from a car sale. Expensive argos book purchase!
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Bought a bit of hash off a fella in a pub down past Connolly station on the quays years ago (What could go wrong).
He dissapeared and I was left with a square of Cadburys chocolate wrapped in tin foil...
Bastard!
At least you got some name brand chocolate.
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Ex-Wife - said she would love me and the 5 kids forever.She took half my money and is now shacked up with a Nigerian prince.
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None, because I'm not a gullible moron!
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Bought a bit of hash off a fella in a pub down past Connolly station on the quays years ago (What could go wrong).
He dissapeared with my 50 euro, and I was left with a square of Cadburys chocolate wrapped in tin foil...
Bastard!

Did you at least eat it?
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08-08-2019, 13:46   #12
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Not an offical scam but I felt like an idiot and robbed due to my own stupidity

In new York, wrecked from.shopping all.day with herself and sick of shops plus walking!!

I was standing outside some.clothing store while herself was inside

Outside the store there was this beauty stall [hand wash, facial creams, etc]

Anyway this sales woman walks over to me and grabs my arm and basically says oh come try our hand wash ****e etc

So tired and unwilling to decline I went about 5 feet away

So 2 min later im washing my hands into a basin and sure doesn't the water look off colour [prob eating, touching money etc all day] and she is look oh great cleaning product bla bla

Then she rubs some creams on my hand while bigging up the product and its natural origins and ****e

Im a male and couldnt give a f to be honest


Anyway , im half alseep and she is like 'will you take a bit for you and the wife and I asked how much?

50 dollars she said

And why the **** I didn't walk away then i dunno

Handed 50 quid for bascially a bar of soap and cream

Wife comes out and big smile oh what did you buy

I just handed her the bag in my own disgust and said lets not talk about it

I hated myself for blowing 50 dollars but being so tired I just wanted that woman to **** off

5 years ago and still annoys me
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Bought a bit of hash off a fella in a pub down past Connolly station on the quays years ago (What could go wrong).
He dissapeared with my 50 euro, and I was left with a square of Cadburys chocolate wrapped in tin foil...
Bastard!
Is it not €30 for a bar now? €50 for an eighth ounce of weed....but what do I know
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Is it not €30 for a bar now? €50 for an eighth ounce of weed....but what do I know
I wouldn't have a clue these days tbh..
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Did you at least eat it?
Na, it got hurled into the Liffey
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