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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:04 PM

Scams are like zombies. Some just never seem to die.

Today. Central Florida, at a gas/convenience store, on hwy 46, Lake County, west of I-4. I am pumping gas and some guy in a big black suv walks over to me with the old speakers scam. In the old days it seemed like it was always a couple guys in a van. This guy was 40ish, goatee, black t-shirt.
Wanted to sell me speakers for my media room(?)...lol. Said the "idiot" at the warehouse shipped an extra set and he couldn't return them.
I just laughed and said no thanks but after I drove I off I had to ask myself "Who is still falling for this crap?" He approached another vehicle before I left, with no luck. I thought this particular scam died out back in the 90's or maybe early 2000's. Shows what I know.
I will just leave the obvious Trump equivalency laying there, but wow...what a world we live in.

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dameatball Dec 2019 OP
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #1
virgogal Dec 2019 #2
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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:15 PM

1. Everything old is new again?

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:18 PM

2. Happened to my son 35 years ago.

 

He bought a really nice radio.....that never worked. An old scam,and also at a convenience store.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:21 PM

3. Yeah, right. Maybe a generation has to pass before they start up again. I dunno.

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