Theaetetus: Maybe generally, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that more men go for this particular scam.
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.
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?
Muta: How is Drew handling it?
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.
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.
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.
DjangoStonereaver: [www.sptimes.com image 345x311]Her lawyers are considering a class action suit
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