Scammed in a Parking Lot


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Arizona 2009

I can’t believe I gave $50 to a random guy. I was leaving the grocery store when a man approached me in the parking lot. He convinced me that he was selling magazine subscriptions. He said that with every magazine subscription money would be donated to a charity. I was able to choose the magazines I wanted as well as the charity that would receive my donation. I foolishly believed him and bought several subscriptions. A few days later I saw on the news that the scam was busted. I was very lucky I paid with cash but I was out 50 bucks and never received any magazines!

Bottom Line: 

Be cautious of individuals soliciting goods who approach you to support a cause or a company and be careful of sales not in a retail store.

Average: 2.6 (17 votes)