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How to get scammed

We’ve all heard stories of people being scammed online. It happens all the time, and the scary thing is that it could happen to anyone. Well, almost anyone. It seems that when it comes to selecting their victims, scammers are biased in favour of a specific group of people: those who didn’t really want to get scammed. Until now, scammers have blatantly discriminated against people that actually do want get get scammed. Hopefully this article can help put an end to this cycle of bigotry, by arming those who are desperate to get scammed with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that they get scammed.

Common Sense, meh

If you hope to have any chance of being scammed, you really need to refrain from using common sense. This is the leading cause of people not getting scammed, and it is something that you need to take very seriously indeed. Managing your urge to use common sense may seem difficult at first, but with proper training you can not only rid yourself of common sense, but also reason, logic and judgement too. This will increase your chances of being scammed exponentially. Take a look at the stats below if you’re in any doubt.

Only this lucky person got scammed. Why? Because no common sense was used at all.

Act on impulse

If you really want to score big and get taken for a real ride then you need to look out for those once-in-a-lifetime only-valid-for-the-next-60-seconds deals that haters will call “too good to be true”. A key to getting the really good deals is to get in there first. There’s no time to think about things or to consult with others. You need to focus only on that voice inside that says “go for it”. Everything else is just a distraction that will waste valuable time and cost you the chance of being scammed properly.

Here are a few real-world examples:

2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Luxury R500,000.00 Owner emigrating. Must sell today. Only 24,500km. Panoramic Tiltslide Sunroof, Rline Exterior, Air Suspension, Adaptive Cruise Control, AC, Sound System Dynaudio Confidence, Lane Change Assist Side Assist And Lan, Area View Including Rear View Camera, Electric Luggage Compartment Opening And, Travel Adventure Package, Advanced Safety Package, Skytrax, Smash & Grab.
Apple iPhone 7 plus 32GB. Brand new sealed in box. Unwanted gift. Only asking R7,000.00. Current retail price is R12,000.00 or more. Better hurry for this deal of the century.
Xbox One 1TB Limited Edition: Call of Duty Bundle with Kinect, 2 x Xbox One Call of Duty Wireless Controllers, 1 x Xbox One Official and All accompanying wires and cables. Plus 20 top tier games, including GTA5, Call of Duty MW3, MW2, Ghosts, Forza Horizon 3, NBA 2k17, For Honor, Mass Effect Andromeda, Resident Evil 7 and more. Need cash urgently. Asking R3,000.00 for the lot.