Who likes a good scam?

I was messing around on twitter today and I came across a thread with the title “What is the biggest everyday scam that people put up with” and it reminded me of a funny situation from years ago.

I was living in what was essentially a frat house at the time although we were all 27/28 yrs old.  Half of us were bartenders at local spots so basically every night was a who can get drunker than who contest.

After one of these nights i passed out and woke up the next morning to my phone ringing and a voice on the other end saying “I didnt even know you went to London, are you ok?”  I knew I recognized the voice but I was too hungover to look at my phone and way too tired to open my eyes, so naturally I just assumed I somehow blacked out and made my way to London.  Back then anything was possible.

I finally composed myself, realized it was my uncle, who was now asking me where to send the $1,500 i need.    What the fuck is this guy talking about.

Turns out my email was hacked and he was getting emails saying my stuff was lost and I needed $1,500 wired to me immediately.  AND MY UNCLE WAS READY TO DO IT!  I appreciate the thought but dude, really.  Want to buy my oceanfront property in Denver?  Ill sell it to you real cheap since I already have 40 million dollars waiting for me from a Nigerian prince as soon as I send him my bank account info.

What are some scams that you see out there that people continuously fall for that you shake your head at and say, Why?

 

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