BedWetterBetter
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May 14th, 2020 at 10:15:28 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

You're a pessimist. Those trucks don't sit in front of your house all day until you come out and buy something. Bill Ryan was just talking about how he had to basically steal from his business partners to make ends meet and you're complaining these people aren't working for GD FREE? When I was a kid, we were only allowed ice cream a few times a year max and all the other times the truck just kept driving by the house. I assume you're willing to drive around at your expense 50 hours a week providing a service PEOPLE WANT? If I have a choice between going to the nearest gas station, RT 15 minutes, 3 miles and having someone bring it to me for $2-5, I'd pay. Great f***** deal IMO.



And you're clearly triggered by this. Rather than get baited into your trolling attempt, I'll just leave at this. Nobody demanded these guys drive up and down neighborhoods, schools and playgrounds. Someone sat and thought how could I turn a profit on something that is cheap and addictive to children?

If you'd rather pay the same amount for a minute's worth of ice cream than a gallon or box of the same product at the supermarket that would last you a month, that's fine. But with that kind of business savvy, I doubt anyone would invest with you!
onenickelmiracle
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May 14th, 2020 at 10:19:19 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

And you're clearly triggered by this. Rather than get baited into your trolling attempt, I'll just leave at this. Nobody demanded these guys drive up and down neighborhoods, schools and playgrounds. Someone sat and thought how could I turn a profit on something that is cheap and addictive to children?

If you'd rather pay the same amount for a minute's worth of ice cream than a gallon or box of the same product at the supermarket that would last you a month, that's fine. But with that kind of business savvy, I doubt anyone would invest with you!

You would definitely be responding by calling me an asshole if I told you how I really feel.
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BedWetterBetter
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May 14th, 2020 at 10:21:00 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler

Both of these are long running schemes. They have peppered Craigslist for years. Look at any CL region and you will find the same Shipping Clerk and Security Officer postings.... Another common one is being paid to put ads on your personal vehicle.

I would imagine the only difference is now people are more desperate and likley to fall for it.



Exactly my point, with the world in peril and people desperate for money, it will probably see an uptick in job scams. With current photo and print editing technology, spyware, and other hacking tools, it could possibly even advance in terms of fraudulent checks and bank hacks.
BedWetterBetter
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May 14th, 2020 at 10:23:05 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

You would definitely be responding by calling me an asshole if I told you how I really feel.



Nope, don't care. But opinions are like assholes and we'd be better off if you kept yours shut!
billryan
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May 14th, 2020 at 10:33:11 PM permalink
I have many fond memories from my childhood of getting ice cream with my friends and parents. None of them involve a trip to the supermarket.
You say Over-Priced. I say Priceless.
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May 15th, 2020 at 1:24:05 AM permalink
I always thought the ice cream men were creepy predators with popsicles.
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BedWetterBetter
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May 15th, 2020 at 9:37:30 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I always thought the ice cream men were creepy predators with popsicles.



How dare you speak ill of these noble, pioneers who couldn't possibly have a dishonest bone in their body. A pox on thee you naysayer!

Anyway, back on topic. It would appear that scammers are using the federal funding applications submitted online for small business affected by the pandemic. By sending fake confirmation emails and asking for a tax form to be filled out requesting their SS# and other private info, they are getting people's data posing as government funding groups. There's also apparently an App that claims to indicate individuals who tested positive and will notify you of their proximity, but it is in fact bogus and a way for them to hack your phone. Oh the wonders of technology!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTz4kigh3iU&t=29s
BedWetterBetter
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June 14th, 2020 at 11:23:27 AM permalink
https://www.wthr.com/article/features/trending-today/facebook-contest-scam-likes-shares-rv-tiny-homes/531-f5a2b1d1-4aeb-4f41-9356-fc9f76c1ee61


Here's another interesting scam that's come up in recent weeks. They've started doing facebook Mobile Home "giveaway" contests in which you like their post and share it on your timeline. Of course, they never give anything away and they use the thousands of likes and shares as a way of increasing value & equity of the facebook page and then sell it for hundreds to thousands of dollars to someone trying to promote on FB.

Reminds me of the mall Car giveaways where you fill out a ticket, drop it in a bucket and never win the car. Only to be bombarded by Cruise giveaway calls and other telemarketing gimmicks.
darkoz
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June 14th, 2020 at 11:52:00 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

And you're clearly triggered by this. Rather than get baited into your trolling attempt, I'll just leave at this. Nobody demanded these guys drive up and down neighborhoods, schools and playgrounds. Someone sat and thought how could I turn a profit on something that is cheap and addictive to children?

If you'd rather pay the same amount for a minute's worth of ice cream than a gallon or box of the same product at the supermarket that would last you a month, that's fine. But with that kind of business savvy, I doubt anyone would invest with you!



I would say the markup is more egregious at baseball stadiums and movie theaters.

With the ice cream truck if you feel so offended by the higher prices then you are free to go trudge to the supermarket.

But at the stadium or amusement park or movie theater leaving to enjoy decent pricing is rarely an option.

They even have rules forbidding outside food which is practically extortion. People always scream about their freedoms here but plenty of rules block our freedoms just to put money in someone else's pockets.

Disneyworld had a McDonald's selling 6 piece chicken mcnuggets for $12! When I asked why so high they said they were carved in the shape of Mickey mouse ears. For crying out loud I just wanted a six piece for a buck. And yes I had to pay cause my kids wanted it.

Ice cream truck??? Disney takes the cake
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ThatDonGuy
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June 14th, 2020 at 11:53:31 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

https://www.wthr.com/article/features/trending-today/facebook-contest-scam-likes-shares-rv-tiny-homes/531-f5a2b1d1-4aeb-4f41-9356-fc9f76c1ee61

Here's another interesting scam that's come up in recent weeks. They've started doing facebook Mobile Home "giveaway" contests in which you like their post and share it on your timeline. Of course, they never give anything away and they use the thousands of likes and shares as a way of increasing value & equity of the facebook page and then sell it for hundreds to thousands of dollars to someone trying to promote on FB.

Reminds me of the mall Car giveaways where you fill out a ticket, drop it in a bucket and never win the car. Only to be bombarded by Cruise giveaway calls and other telemarketing gimmicks.


Nothing new about this; I made a post referencing this back in 2014

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