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Company made an error = automatic scam lol

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Company made an error = automatic scam lol

People need to consult the dictionary on what the word scam means.

I didn't realize in this day and age there are so many illiterate people who doesn't understand what a scam means.
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JKKim2983 wrote: People need to consult the dictionary on what the word scam means.

I didn't realize in this day and age there are so many illiterate people who doesn't understand what a scam means.
The error is still there, if you are talking about the Men's "Eau de toilette".
They know gosh darn well by now that there is an error.
It was never corrected on the web page.
Scam is scam. Period.
Simple Definition of scam:
A dishonest way to make money by deceiving people
Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scam
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JKKim2983 wrote: People need to consult the dictionary on what the word scam means.

I didn't realize in this day and age there are so many illiterate people who doesn't understand what a scam means.
Yes. How about loose vs lose. There are a lot of those people too.
There are also so many people that start threads with statements like "I can't believe so many people don't know the rules of basketball" or "I can't believe so many people don't know school is out next week" Sheesh.
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When I worked for a large online travel wholesaler one of my jobs as a manager was to make nice with escalated cases. The word "scam" was used by pretty much every irate customer every. single. day. This was after they would write us illegible complaint letters and drop f bombs on our staff and spam on social media.

Common "escalations" were: " I can't travel because _________. I didn't buy insurance because XXXXX but your scamming me and I want my money back!!!" OR "the price went down ____ I want the refund and your terms and conditions are a scam!"
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JKKim2983 wrote: People need to consult the dictionary on what the word scam means.

I didn't realize in this day and age there are so many illiterate people who doesn't understand what a scam means.
People need to consult the dictionary on what the word illiterate means.
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The fact that the original thread was over a cologne product only further fuels the theory, LOL! j/k

When that particular retailer had an inaccurate product description of a "silk" dress (actually polyester, not silk) on their website one time, I did not assume they were scamming. Rather, I thought they were "negligent". "Scam" indicates a criminal intent to deceive.

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