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3702 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Dec 2021 at 8:04 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-01 8:06:04 PM  
derp
 
2021-12-01 8:07:34 PM  
It hath been foretold.
 
2021-12-01 8:08:24 PM  
This is perfect irony. How delicious.
 
2021-12-01 8:10:29 PM  
Oh dear. Someone is scamming the scammers by preying on their prey. The horror of it all! And these fortune-tellers had no idea this was going to happen to them. What a kick in the crystal balls!
 
2021-12-01 8:11:16 PM  
I can't really bring myself to feel bad for any of the people involved. If you're in astrology educator, my level of respect for you could certainly be a little higher than then it's going to be, because it's basically at zero.
 
2021-12-01 8:12:30 PM  
Damn, that's pretty smart. The target audience has demonstrated their willingness to be duped.
 
2021-12-01 8:13:34 PM  
Kind of like how I collect the email addresses of spammers and submit them to TFG support pages when I'm on Zoom calls at work.

/Oh, you're trying to sell me Let's Go Brandon t-shirts and lawn signs? Then you'll love getting mail from TFG scammers.
 
2021-12-01 8:34:37 PM  
The scammers are honest.  They know they're a fraud.
 
2021-12-01 8:36:44 PM  
I didn't foresee that happening. Who could ever predict something like that happening. But, your grandma says "Hi".
 
2021-12-01 8:39:06 PM  
Once more I almost wish I did not have a conscience.
 
2021-12-01 8:40:15 PM  
Did not see that coming.
 
2021-12-01 8:40:39 PM  
You can get all of the astrology DERP your heart desires for free from the bozos over at Vice. The homepage on that site is simply swimming with that crapola lately.
 
2021-12-01 8:42:47 PM  
FTA:If the person says yes, the scammer will send them a PayPal, Venmo or Cash App account. Once the person has paid the money, the scammer usually blocks them on Instagram.

So if I followed this narrative, but, instead of blocking them, I cut-and-pasted a horoscope from years ago, added a tarot card and a cut-and-paste explanation of that card from an out-pf-print book...would I still be a fraud? I think it would fall under a consumer protection issue that nobody would have the time or money to sue me over. And I could settle by simply refunding the money if I was in danger of a lawsuit. I think the only fraud that is potentially criminal is blocking them without a "reading" whataver that means.
 
2021-12-01 8:43:00 PM  
I just want to know why she had a fake baby bump at the end of Shuteye.
 
2021-12-01 8:56:15 PM  
It points to a massive mental health services gap that astrology serves as a kind of folk-psychology and therapy. It is proof the private sector cannot provide sufficient mental health care to serve the population.
 
2021-12-01 9:01:04 PM  
I know why this is happening and, more importantly, how it will happen to all of you. I accept Venmo, Total Fark, or boob pics as payment. Only I can stop this.

Nurse AliBaba
 
2021-12-01 9:01:34 PM  
"You are not the person by which I agreed to be scammed"

FTFY

Never end a sentence with a preposition. You are representing all of Fark, get your head in the game!  >:(
 
2021-12-01 9:03:53 PM  

TheReject: "You are not the person by which I agreed to be scammed"

FTFY

Never end a sentence with a preposition. You are representing all of Fark, get your head in the game!  >:(


Prepositions are great to end sentence with! What game is your head in?!
 
2021-12-01 9:05:37 PM  

mrinfoguy: This is perfect irony. How delicious.


That's exactly what I said. The headline writer is gonna frame this one.
 
2021-12-01 9:10:42 PM  
Tarot card readings proved to be unreliable so now I only provide credit card readings. I can now assuredly predict at least some of your future.
 
2021-12-01 9:15:15 PM  
Haha, you can't scam me, I'm a Taurus - the only sign that doesn't believe in astrology.
 
2021-12-01 9:18:49 PM  
I always have mixed feelings on this general topic. I have a few friends who think they're psychics or fortune tellers or whatever, but all of them refuse to take money for their "service", because they're just trying to help people and taking money for doing that is wrong. And sure, I think they're full of sht, but they're not scamming people.

On the other hand, people asking for money for their "services" can f*ck right off.
 
2021-12-01 9:21:32 PM  
I have free Astrology advice for everyone! Just tell me your Social Security Number, your drivers license number, your current address, your mothers maiden name, where your father was born, the name of your first pet, the name of your high school mascot, the make and model of your first car, and that six digit code you just received on your cell phone, and I will tell you your future, with absolutely accuracy! I have never been wrong!

I'm reading the cards and, yes, and it says you are going to become the victim of identity theft.

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2021-12-01 9:29:14 PM  
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2021-12-01 10:30:55 PM  
Premo, who teaches yoga in Sacramento, was surprised to hear from Daashuur directly (she had only been following her for a week), but replied that she planned to contact the medium soon. He had a big project on his way and could use some divine guidance. Then he put his phone away and went to bed.

Who is this "He" that suddenly appears?
 
2021-12-01 10:36:58 PM  

TheReject: "You are not the person by which I agreed to be scammed"

FTFY

Never end a sentence with a preposition. You are representing all of Fark, get your head in the game!  >:(


Well, if we're worrying about whether or not to end a sentence with a preposition, we should also be considering if using "by which" is correct for a relative pronoun referring to a person. I prefer "by whom" here, though I think "which" was used in older English, such as "Our Father, which art in heaven".
 
2021-12-01 11:21:17 PM  

No Catchy Nickname: TheReject: "You are not the person by which I agreed to be scammed"

FTFY

Never end a sentence with a preposition. You are representing all of Fark, get your head in the game!  >:(

Well, if we're worrying about whether or not to end a sentence with a preposition, we should also be considering if using "by which" is correct for a relative pronoun referring to a person. I prefer "by whom" here, though I think "which" was used in older English, such as "Our Father, which art in heaven".


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2021-12-01 11:25:14 PM  

talkertopc: Once more I almost wish I did not have a conscience.


This is why I think folks like Dennis Miller went the derp route. He was a very cerebral comic, and it took a lot of effort to keep a high-brow crowd entertained. Shiat, he was far too intelligent for the typical Monday Night Football viewer.

So, he sees all that low-hanging fruit on the Far Right, and wonders why he's working so hard. He can get the same money for 1/10th the work. He doesn't believe a word of what he says, but it pays the bills. Someone is going to get paid to fleece the rubes, so why not him?
 
2021-12-01 11:49:10 PM  

No Catchy Nickname: Premo, who teaches yoga in Sacramento, was surprised to hear from Daashuur directly (she had only been following her for a week), but replied that she planned to contact the medium soon. He had a big project on his way and could use some divine guidance. Then he put his phone away and went to bed.

Who is this "He" that suddenly appears?


Seriously! You gotta be a psychic to figure out the gender of that person!
 
2021-12-01 11:51:29 PM  
And hey, what does everyone have against astrologers? It's not like they were running the White House in the 80s.

Oh, wait....
 
2021-12-01 11:58:48 PM  
They're just going after the low-hanging fruit, since that particular segment of consumers is very easily manipulated to begin with.
 
2021-12-02 1:14:34 AM  
I love how the scammed scammers reveal they're booked a year ahead in one paragraph and complain they can't pay groceries in the next.
 
2021-12-02 2:47:29 AM  

grumpfuff: I always have mixed feelings on this general topic. I have a few friends who think they're psychics or fortune tellers or whatever, but all of them refuse to take money for their "service", because they're just trying to help people and taking money for doing that is wrong. And sure, I think they're full of sht, but they're not scamming people.

On the other hand, people asking for money for their "services" can f*ck right off.


I had some similar friends. Did yours get vaxxed? Mine didn't. They also asked for my wife's MS neurologist's phone number so they could explain medical science to him. That's why I said "had".
 
2021-12-02 3:09:20 AM  
For some reason, some people just want other people to do their thinking for them. I can't figure if they are just lazy or really too stupid to plan their own lives and reckon out what the next steps must be to be successful.
 
2021-12-02 4:29:14 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: FTA:If the person says yes, the scammer will send them a PayPal, Venmo or Cash App account. Once the person has paid the money, the scammer usually blocks them on Instagram.

So if I followed this narrative, but, instead of blocking them, I cut-and-pasted a horoscope from years ago, added a tarot card and a cut-and-paste explanation of that card from an out-pf-print book...would I still be a fraud? I think it would fall under a consumer protection issue that nobody would have the time or money to sue me over. And I could settle by simply refunding the money if I was in danger of a lawsuit. I think the only fraud that is potentially criminal is blocking them without a "reading" whataver that means.


I think that might still be considered fraud because you would be impersonating someone else and collecting money under false pretenses.  Though how what the astrologists do is not considered fraud is beyond me
 
2021-12-02 4:30:56 AM  
Spiritualists say that being scammed in this way is especially painful because their work has long been stigmatized as a giant fraud.

"Historically, people who work in wellness and spirituality have been ridiculed as hustlers and con artists...


If you walk like a duck and talk like a duck you don't get to complain when people call you a duck.
 
2021-12-02 8:49:50 AM  
First, that's a lot of words.

Second, the stupid, it burns.

Third, Premo Yoga!
 
2021-12-02 8:53:00 AM  
"Historically, people who work in wellness and spirituality have been ridiculed as hustlers and con artists...

"Historically, people who empty other people's houses and pockets have been branded as thieves and robbers..."

"Historically, people who work in bash other people's brains in with blunt instruments have been smeared as murderers...

Some things that have been done historically still apply in modern settings.

Please don't get me started on the last part of that stupid sentence ("and literally burned at the stake,"). If the people burned at the stake had actually been magical wellness promoting soothsayers you could call the trials legit (it was a harsher time and all that). Stop throwing your stupid nonsense in with the lot of actual victims of intellectual repression and religious persecution.

"I am particularly offended because I am a fortune teller, my business is the truth," she said.

Oh please. He who predicts the future lies, even if he tells the truth.

"That is a curse from a true witch," Newton wrote. "Marcella Kroll".

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2021-12-02 9:02:42 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: grumpfuff: I always have mixed feelings on this general topic. I have a few friends who think they're psychics or fortune tellers or whatever, but all of them refuse to take money for their "service", because they're just trying to help people and taking money for doing that is wrong. And sure, I think they're full of sht, but they're not scamming people.

On the other hand, people asking for money for their "services" can f*ck right off.

I had some similar friends. Did yours get vaxxed? Mine didn't. They also asked for my wife's MS neurologist's phone number so they could explain medical science to him. That's why I said "had".


They did get vaxxed, and all think anti-vaxxers are nutjobs. It's kind of amusing. They believe weird stuff like fortune telling, but they also trust in medical science. They're some weird fusion of crackpot and rationalist.
 
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