The "College Tour" Method

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  1. Axelian

    Axelian Regular Member

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    This is PURE blackhat.

    So I was going to pickup a order of chinese food when all of a sudden I was stopped by this kid talking about a college tour donation.

    The "college" part makes it seem like you are donating for some good when I really think it was just for him.

    He had a clipboard with information on the colleges that they were visiting. It looked really legit. The 2nd page were signatures of people who donated. It showed like $5 and $2 donations but those add up.

    He said a fast line like "Hi we are taking donations to pay for our ride to --- college with an independent organization. Your donation is going toward food & gas for our trip. Would you like to brighten our future by making a donation today".

    Then after I gave him the money and signed he said "thank you for making a difference".

    This method is probably old. But it made me think about it again lol
    I can guarantee you he made at least $100 that day.

    But if you plan on doing it. Remember karma will bite HARD.
     
  2. Comepaste

    Comepaste BANNED BANNED

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    when ur doing this, you might as well go begging at that point
     
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  3. Axelian

    Axelian Regular Member

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    lol pretty much
     
  4. zilcha

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    I think you've been scam by that kid :p
     
  5. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy Junior Member

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    haha you got Blackhatted! and yea if you were spending all day on this why not just get a proper job?
     
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  6. Axelian

    Axelian Regular Member

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    Yea I gave him a dollar lol
     
  7. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Like you said... Karma bites hard but if you give him a dollar then you have got some good karma. It all works out in the long run. That is why I always donate even a quarter or so to those folks outside of Walmart during Christmas.
     
  8. ljay13

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    Naw.. thats just begging.

    It'd be real blackhat if he took your email along with your name, and sent it through a list of email-submits...

    ...or thats what I'd do anyways >:]
     
  9. jodyberry

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    A guy was bugging me for change outside a grocery store the other day.
    He hit me with the same line as most others - "My car's out of gas and I just need a few dollars to get to [insert town here]"

    Well, after telling him I had no change (I really didn't - I pay with ATM), he kept bugging me for "ANY change - even a few cents".

    I mentioned again that I only use my ATM card, but then I mentioned (straight-faced) that he should get a portable ATM reader so he could take ATM cards.

    That surprised him and all he could say was, "It's not like I do this all the time!"



    (yea right)
     
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  10. Sliar

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    lol wow, its smart but I am at this point I rather just get a job and keep some dignity
     
  11. Pobman

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    What a great world it would be when a Bum can take visa!
     
  12. elcan

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    Looks promising.. I'll try this method. Thanks for sharing
     
  13. lucius

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    hahaha man, seriously?
     
  14. Zaviar

    Zaviar Newbie

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    I have my children do a number of things similar. My son continuously raises money for science camp and my daughter takes girl scout cookie orders using a girl scout outfit we found at Goodwill (and collects the money upfront). Let's just say, some people go the season without their cookies.
     
  15. q3ick

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    Thats horrible.
     
  16. liamtohd

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    Damn... you are making one helluva withdrawal from the Karma bank. I sure hope you see the error in your ways. Don't involve your kids, man. That's just plain wrong on so many levels.
     
  17. MuonTrail

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    You, sir, put my hustling skills to shame.
     
  18. Seph4m

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    This isn't considered fraud? Or just another Offline BlackHat method?