Over 25 million people in the U.S. fall for a scam each year! Was it a weight-loss product? A prize promotion? A work-at-home program?
People are dressing up in khaki pants and blue polos and are hanging around gas stations and fast food restaurants near Best Buy stores. These crooks then approach people and tell them "Hey....I'm a manager over at Best Buy. We just got a big shipment of t.v.s in and my boss is busting my butt to get rid of this shipment. Tell you what....come back to the store with me with some cash and I'll slip you a t.v. out the back door." People actually fell for this.
Steve one time bought speakers from a guy’s truck… he actually received speakers, but they were not very good. Slacker and Steve are smart consumers. One time a sales man stopped by his home selling cleaning products, cleaned everything (grill, drive way) and then sprayed it in his mouth to show how safe it is. Never purchased any, but the sales man then used his name to sell to the neighbors.
How were you scammed?
One time my Uncle purchased a VCR out of a guys trunk, turns out it was just a box of rocks. But that is a 50 dollar lesson learned.