Scams I've Fallen for Because I Was Hungover or Confused
The fact that half of these are based on my vanity is completely humiliating.
- •A fake text from "my bank" saying my account was compromised.This resulted in me calling a random number and giving out a lot of my information. When they asked for my social security number, I FINALLY felt weird and hung up. I then had to call my actual bank and close out all my accounts because now they were definitely compromised.
- •That "free sample" of Garcinia Cambogia and Green Tea Detox pills for weight loss.I'm super embarrassed of this one. It resulted in two months of charges of over $180 to my credit card and it was extremely complicated to cancel. This has more to do with me feeling fat and lazy, but I was also definitely hungover when I entered my credit card info.
- •Freecreditreport.comThe small print here (that I did not read because of a debilitating hangover) said that I was signing up for an automatic monthly plan that charges my credit card $29.99 each time. I did not realize this until I defaulted the card from not paying it 6 months in a row. It seriously affected my credit score. (Ironic?)
- •Team Beach BodyThis isn't really a scam because 21 day fix actually does work (as its a weight loss plan that involves actual exercise and actual healthy eating), but it does include an automatic monthly charge for being a "coach" and for a stupid amount of Shakeology getting delivered to my apartment. It's also super complicated to cancel, mainly because I'm pretty hungover.