View Poll Results: Have YOU been scammed for anything over $200?

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  • YES! Ive Been Scammed and Im pissed!

    5 20.83%
  • NO! I havent yet experienced it!

    13 54.17%
  • Ive been scammed but got my money back 100%!

    1 4.17%
  • Ive been scammed but for LESS than $200

    5 20.83%
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    Have you been Scammed?

    Have YOU been scammed for anything over $200? LESS than that? Have you gotten your money back?
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Have YOU been scammed for anything over $200? LESS than that? Have you gotten your money back?
    Yeah I've been scammed. But not in "real life". In an online game. While that doesn't necessarily include money it can if you are eventually going to sell your game account on ebay or some such.
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Have YOU been scammed for anything over $200? LESS than that? Have you gotten your money back?
    I've been scammed for less by druggie friends.

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Back when I was 18, me and my brother got scammed in Venezuela for around 200 dollars by some airport staff pretending they worked for the check in. Venezuela reduces unemployment by employing way too many airport staff with no qualifications, and they earn extra money by scamming travelers.

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Does having a credit card stolen count?
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    This one time I paid 99cents for a headphone jack extender from china and when I got it, it barely worked... GRRR!

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Kind of depends on what is being called "scammed." Way back in the day, around 30 years ago, got taken trying to buy some weed a couple of times.

    More recently, as a contractor I've been burned by a "friend" failing to pay me for work done and it was substantially more than $200. Lesson learned, now everybody signs a contract and put half down up front. Friends, family, friends of family, family of friends, strangers, neighbors, everyone.

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    A company did try this, the wife caught them.
    It was only 8 to 9 dollars per month for a useless "service".
    Always beware of anything "free".
    Small business cannot be trusted, most are honest, some are not the honest and dis-honest look(on the surface) the same.
    A reason for the "detested " rules and regulations that the tea-bagging conservatives wish to repeal.

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Are we counting ex-girlfriends?

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    This one time I paid 99cents for a headphone jack extender from china and when I got it, it barely worked... GRRR!
    You expected a 99 pennys item to work as well as a $10 unit ?
    But many people do exactly this.
    Few do know how much to pay..
    A reason for Zillow and CU, but these too can be innacurate.

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