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(The Star (Malaysia))   Man buys penis enlarger online, gets magnifying glass instead. "The instructions that came with the package merely read 'Do not use in sunlight'"   (thestar.com.my) divider line 39
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2014-06-03 12:36:34 PM  
Chong told reporters that Ong was one of many who have fallen prey to online scams of this sort.
"Men and women are equally vulnerable to these scams." he said.


Maybe generally, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that more men go for this particular scam.
 
2014-06-03 12:45:33 PM  
While I feel sorry for this guy, I can't stop laughing.
 
2014-06-03 12:48:10 PM  

Theaetetus: Maybe generally, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that more men go for this particular scam.


It's probably breast enlargement for women
 
2014-06-03 12:59:19 PM  
Or a bigger penis for Chastity Chad Bono.
 
2014-06-03 01:01:48 PM  
FTA: "Lawyer Alex Kok..."

Huh?
 
2014-06-03 01:05:20 PM  
Back in the 70s, somebody ran a scam where they'd send you a kit to convert your TV from black and white to color for only $25. What you received: a can of paint and a brush.
 
2014-06-03 01:14:25 PM  

bingethinker: Back in the 70s, somebody ran a scam where they'd send you a kit to convert your TV from black and white to color for only $25. What you received: a can of paint and a brush.


There was a door-to-door salesman who showed up at my grandparents' house when my dad was a kid. They were offering a 'new color screen' for televisions. It was just what it said: A glass sheet, tinted rgb, that you could look through at your existing TV.
 
2014-06-03 01:21:07 PM  
I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?
 
2014-06-03 01:27:50 PM  
Reminds me of the hands free phone kit scam were the person would receive a box with a rubber band in it and a picture of a person with a phone attached to their head with the rubber band.
 
2014-06-03 01:30:05 PM  

stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?


Maybe because it then comes down to semantics.

A plastic magnifying glass is cheap anyway.
 
2014-06-03 01:30:58 PM  

stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?


You know, like those people who try to sell you a Playstation 3 box, and then mail you a Playstation 3 box, as in the box it came in.
 
2014-06-03 01:32:53 PM  
Penis mightier.
 
2014-06-03 01:34:42 PM  

stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?


Salt...wound.
 
2014-06-03 01:36:40 PM  
How is Drew handling it?
 
2014-06-03 01:47:42 PM  
Or another one I remember is a guy put an advertisement in a porn mag for 5 porn tapes for $5. After people sent him their $5 for their 5 porn tapes he would send them a refund check for $5 and a letter apologizing and explaining that due to high demand they were out of stock. The kicker is that the company name printed on the check was something like the Gay Sex Club of America and I guess most people were too embarrassed to try to cash the check or didn't bother to try to cash it since it was for only $5.
 
2014-06-03 01:48:27 PM  

Muta: How is Drew handling it?


with tweezers.
 
2014-06-03 01:48:46 PM  
www.sptimes.com

Her lawyers are considering a class action suit
 
2014-06-03 01:51:09 PM  

stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?


You can be a bastard and simply take their money.

Or you can be a magnificent bastard.
 
2014-06-03 01:55:29 PM  

spawn73: stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?

You know, like those people who try to sell you a Playstation 3 box, and then mail you a Playstation 3 box, as in the box it came in.


That happened with Xbox Day One box, and there was one where they listed it under "pictures" and put xbox one and people paid a huge amount thinking it was miscategorized when in fact it was just a picture of an Xbox One.  Stupid people are funny.
 
2014-06-03 02:03:11 PM  

stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?


Plausible deniability. If they sent the guy nothing, there is no defense. This way they can at least play the "What? Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?".
 
2014-06-03 02:05:23 PM  

stonicus: I'm surprised they even bother sending the magnifying glass.  The whole caveat of the scam is that the person who gets scammed will be too embarrassed to pursue it.  So why even bother with the mag glass?


If they send you nothing, you can complain that they never delivered the product they advertised. They look bad, and you don't look like such a fool.
 
2014-06-03 02:17:02 PM  
There's one born every minute....
 
2014-06-03 02:25:13 PM  
That is freaking hilarious.
 
2014-06-03 02:42:05 PM  
Damn. I used to type faster.
 
2014-06-03 03:25:21 PM  
Ok...now they are just making stuff up...whoever they are.
 
2014-06-03 03:32:48 PM  
Google says that RM450 =  139.32 US Dollar.

Official website says minimum wage is RM900.  I assume this would be a weekly or monthly wage?
 
2014-06-03 03:35:25 PM  
 Monthly wages, found the page.
 
2014-06-03 03:36:56 PM  

ongbok: Or another one I remember is a guy put an advertisement in a porn mag for 5 porn tapes for $5. After people sent him their $5 for their 5 porn tapes he would send them a refund check for $5 and a letter apologizing and explaining that due to high demand they were out of stock. The kicker is that the company name printed on the check was something like the Gay Sex Club of America and I guess most people were too embarrassed to try to cash the check or didn't bother to try to cash it since it was for only $5.



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2014-06-03 03:45:28 PM  
At least it wasn't a bobcat.
 
2014-06-03 04:38:25 PM  

ongbok: Reminds me of the hands free phone kit scam were the person would receive a box with a rubber band in it and a picture of a person with a phone attached to their head with the rubber band.


I once knew a guy who got one of those and actually used it. It was basically a child's size jock strap and it was to cradle the phone against the side of his head. I wish I had taken a picture.
 
2014-06-03 04:44:59 PM  
I'm still waiting for my P-p-p-powerbook
 
2014-06-03 04:45:03 PM  

ongbok: Or another one I remember is a guy put an advertisement in a porn mag for 5 porn tapes for $5. After people sent him their $5 for their 5 porn tapes he would send them a refund check for $5 and a letter apologizing and explaining that due to high demand they were out of stock. The kicker is that the company name printed on the check was something like the Gay Sex Club of America and I guess most people were too embarrassed to try to cash the check or didn't bother to try to cash it since it was for only $5.


Ha ha! ATM deposit for the win.

Wait...
 
2014-06-03 05:09:58 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Just take a small amount and rub gently on the penis for several minutes up to a half-hour. You'll notice a difference right away.
 
2014-06-03 05:11:01 PM  
Good thing he didn't order the pecker stretcher.
 
2014-06-03 07:09:18 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: [www.sptimes.com image 345x311]

Her lawyers are considering a class action suit


Thanks.  I was worried fark was broken in some other threads today.
 
2014-06-03 07:18:00 PM  

bingethinker: Back in the 70s, somebody ran a scam where they'd send you a kit to convert your TV from black and white to color for only $25. What you received: a can of paint and a brush.


Hysterical. I hope this is true and will not read the rest of the thread in order to avoid any debunking of this claim.
 
2014-06-04 12:29:48 AM  

bingethinker: Back in the 70s, somebody ran a scam where they'd send you a kit to convert your TV from black and white to color for only $25. What you received: a can of paint and a brush.


Saw one in the early 60s that was a plastic film with different colors on it that you put over the picture area.
 
hej
2014-06-04 08:52:58 AM  

bingethinker: Back in the 70s, somebody ran a scam where they'd send you a kit to convert your TV from black and white to color for only $25. What you received: a can of paint and a brush.


I remember my dad (or uncle?) telling me about ads that read something to the tune of "Find out how I make <some huge amount of money>  working from home!  For information, send $5 to .....".  What you received:  A piece of paper saying "this is how I make <some huge amount of money> working from home."
 
2014-06-04 11:35:16 AM  
At least it wasn't a microscope, amiright?

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