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These 25 Soulless Industries Have Been Scamming Us For Years

For-profit colleges, casinos, inkjet printer cartridges (STOP ROBBING US BLIND HP) — the list goes on. Business scams have been happening since humans started trading goods. Like, you know our cavemen ancestors were totally up on that pyramid scheme sh*t trying to sell their fellow cave dwellers MUST-HAVE sticks and boulders. I’m on to you, Fred.

What may seem like any ole company, just trying to do right by their customers, can end up pocketing your wealth AND your dignity. So folks, be weary because if it feels like an industry is a little wonky when it comes to morality and your money, your gut instinct is usually right.

Stop trying to be romantic by buying your girlfriend a star through that star registry company. It may feel all warm and gooey inside to give her that card and a star named after her late pug, but you just got taken for a ride, homie. And dudes, just say NO when it comes to those penis enlargement pills. You’ll be 0 inches longer and an infinite amount more stupid for buying into that crap.

These 25 industries have been making slick and easy money off of all of us for too long:


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Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.