Scams are everywhere, both online and offline, preying on people’s money and time. A user asked the forum, What’s the biggest Scam in life that no one wants to admit? Here are the common responses.
THE “UNSUBSCRIBE” BUTTON AT THE END OF THE EMAIL
“Click here to unsubscribe to this email notification.”
BABY PRODUCTS PRICES
“The prices of anything baby related. Toys, food, clothes, etc. I was in a store on Saturday to get a cot mattress and cover. I cried.”
WORKING ALL LIFE TO RETIRE OLD
“We work the majority of our lives, during our fittest years of health, for the promise of a golden retirement when we will probably be too old and ill to enjoy it properly.”
“The entire wedding industry. To be clear, not marriage but weddings specifically.
I’m happily married to my wife, and we were content to do something special just the two of us, maybe spend a couple of grand and treat ourselves a little bit to something amazing.
Cue the families getting involved, and before you know it, we’re spending closer to twenty grand on one day and feeding a bunch of people I’ve not heard of before or since the wedding.”
PAYING CASH FOR DOCTORS
“Paying exorbitant amounts of money for health insurance, and still having to pay boatloads of cash for any doctor/hospital visits.”
MIDDLE MAN IN HEALTH INSURANCE
“US private health insurance. Cutting out the middleman would save everyone money. It blows my mind we haven’t changed anything.”
CHEAP LABOUR TO COMPANIES
“A lot of us have been convinced that we are selling our labor to companies at the correct price; in reality, we’re selling it too cheaply.”
DEGRADATION OF ENVIRONMENT
“The rat race. The idea that you are making progress towards a better world. Carrying on with the destruction and degradation of our own environment in the name of progress.”
BOOKINGS AT AIRLINES
“The fact that airlines have X amount of seats per flight, but almost always sell X+10 seats and then refund you about 80% of your ticket cost. Do that to the ten people, and suddenly you have about two tickets worth of profits seemingly out of nowhere, and everyone still has a flight. Just an unbelievably immoral way to gain a few bucks, but everyone just goes with it since the airplanes aren’t exactly a train that comes every 10 minutes.”
COLLEGE DEGREES FOR HIGH-LEVEL JOBS
“Needing a college degree for most high-level jobs when there is rarely any relevant knowledge gained from the degree relevant to the job.”
“Car dealerships and realtors. They get rich, drive prices way up, and basically do nothing but get between people buying cars and houses.”
PRICE HEALTHY FOOD
“Overpriced healthy food vs. cheap garbage food.
Hotdogs are cheaper than carrots where I live; that’s a mess
Edit: people, you can’t grow your own food in a small studio apartment or even a one-bedroom with your partner. Many people can’t afford the space for that, but EVERYONE should be able to buy healthy food at a reasonable price.”
DEBT DUE TO COLLEGE
“College. I’m honestly surprised more people don’t look at the ludicrous amount of debt and say no. But that’s what happens when you’re indoctrinated from childhood by your teachers and other adults who went themselves.”
“Involuntary government. We all acknowledge that politicians are clearly some of the very worst people, yet they dominate so many aspects of our lives.”
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
“Real estate agents. Might not be a scam, but it’s an incredibly unnecessary step in buying a home that costs everyone more money.”
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