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1. It's a pyramid scheme. Basically, the first people to join the gift exchange may receive gifts back, but as later people respond, they get fewer gifts or no gifts at all. Only the person who started the pyramid scheme really benefits.
2. It's illegal. They're classified as chain letter, which are considered a form of gambling and are illegal if they request money or other items and promise a substantial return. "They don't work because the promise that all participants in a chain letter will be winners is mathematically impossible," the Postal Service said.
7. ID theft. You could be the victim of identity theft if you participate in a Secret Sister gift exchange. As part of the scam, you're asked to provide an address, a phone number and other personal information that could be used by criminals in the future.
If you assume that each person has 2 parents and their parents have 2 parents going back 2,4,8,16,32 then by the time you reach the 12th century you already have more than the population of who has ever lived on the planet.
tldr: people are inbred.
originally posted by: dothedew
I don't even know where to begin. People are still this dense?
I guess it's expected; Android and Apple push out regular "security updates" and use them as a selling point simply because there are people still dumb enough to click on suspicious links in their emails and play the "spin the wheel" games on pop-up
........ There is no hope left for humanity.
originally posted by: research100
I recently read about a woman who got a call from someone pretending to be the "IRS" saying she owed 3 or 4 thousand dollars and they wanted her to pay them with gift cards......and she went out and did it!!!!!