25 Fake And Misleading Things That Everybody Needs To Know About

There are a lot of things in life that require you to stop and pay close attention. For example, whenever you are signing documents you’ll obviously want to read the fine print. You don’t do that? Well, you definitely should start. In fact, by the end of this list you’ll probably be much more aware of what is going on around you, or at least you’ll try to be. Why? Because more people are trying to take advantage of you than you would think. From scams to legal loopholes, you have to be cunning to survive in the world today. But this isn’t just going to be about scams. It’s also about marketing and how you can easily be duped into buying silly things that you either don’t need or you thought were something completely different. From price gouging to unfair business practices, there are a lot of things that you need to keep your eyes open for. Granted, most of these things you can’t change. All you can do is shake your head and walk on. But even that is better than not knowing. So get ready for some knowledge because these are 25 fake and misleading things that everybody needs to know about.

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Reproduction tribute coins are completely worthless. They are "clad" in about 50 cents of gold.

Reproduction tribute coins are completely worthless. They are "clad" in about 50 cents of gold.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
24

You've never gone cow tipping. Nobody has. First of all, you couldn't tip one if you tried. And second of all...they sleep lying down.

You've never gone cow tipping. Nobody has. First of all, you couldn't tip one if you tried. And second of all...they sleep lying down.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
23

Microsoft would never call you to tell you your computer has a virus. Make sure your grandma knows this.

Microsoft would never call you to tell you your computer has a virus. Make sure your grandma knows this.Source: reddit
22

Large companies don't give away money because you like silly Facebook posts. Your gullibility is just being exploited for cheap advertising.

Large companies don't give away money because you like silly Facebook posts. Your gullibility is just being exploited for cheap advertising.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
21

Excedrin Migraine, Excedrin Extra Strength, and Excedrin Menstrual Complete are the same drug. They just have different colored labels.

Excedrin Migraine, Excedrin Extra Strength, and Excedrin Menstrual Complete are the same drug. They just have different colored labels.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
20

If the IRS wants to contact you, they will do so via snail mail. If it's by any other method you can bet yourself that it's a scam of some sort.

If the IRS wants to contact you, they will do so via snail mail. If it's by any other method you can bet yourself that it's a scam of some sort.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
19

$350 HDMI cables work exactly the same as the $15 ones

$350 HDMI cables work exactly the same as the $15 onesSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
18

The amount of toothpaste that people use in commercials is way too much. Same goes for laundry detergent.

The amount of toothpaste that people use in commercials is way too much. Same goes for laundry detergent.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
17

You should never, ever take antibiotics for your cold regardless of what WebMD tells you. Antibiotics are not for viruses.

You should never, ever take antibiotics for your cold regardless of what WebMD tells you. Antibiotics are not for viruses.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
16

Eyewitness testimony isn't reliable. New forensic techniques have shown that our brains are very good at playing tricks on us.

Eyewitness testimony isn't reliable. New forensic techniques have shown that our brains are very good at playing tricks on us.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
15

Baby carrots aren't miniature carrots. They're cut from the remains of ugly carrots that couldn't be sold.

Baby carrots aren't miniature carrots. They're cut from the remains of ugly carrots that couldn't be sold.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
14

If you have to pay to join, you're a customer not an employee. The only way to make money in a pyramid scheme is to be near the top because that's where the scammers are (some of them don't even realize they're scammers)

If you have to pay to join, you're a customer not an employee. The only way to make money in a pyramid scheme is to be near the top because that's where the scammers are (some of them don't even realize they're scammers)Source: reddit
13

Reality TV is scripted. The few reality shows that aren't scripted are heavily edited to create drama.

Reality TV is scripted. The few reality shows that aren't scripted are heavily edited to create drama.Source: reddit
12

Cleanses, or anything with the word "toxins" in it should be avoided. It's a waste of time. You have a liver and kidneys for a reason...to cleanse your body of toxins.

Cleanses, or anything with the word "toxins" in it should be avoided. It's a waste of time. You have a liver and kidneys for a reason...to cleanse your body of toxins.Source: reddit
11

Any time a charity has really good business development and marketing you should be cautious (as Susan G Komen and the Wounded Warrior Project have shown us)

Any time a charity has really good business development and marketing you should be cautious (as Susan G Komen and the Wounded Warrior Project have shown us)Source: reddit
10

Tech support at most technology retail stores is forced to overcharge you for silly things. Make sure your grandma doesn't go to Best Buy because she can't log into her email.

Tech support at most technology retail stores is forced to overcharge you for silly things. Make sure your grandma doesn't go to Best Buy because she can't log into her email.Source: reddit
9

Universities charge $30 for lab packets that they make themselves on about 5 cents worth of printer paper

Universities charge $30 for lab packets that they make themselves on about 5 cents worth of printer paperSource: reddit
8

Cough medicine has very little scientific evidence backing up its effectiveness. In large part, it's simply a placebo.

Cough medicine has very little scientific evidence backing up its effectiveness. In large part, it's simply a placebo.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
7

A whole foods diet cannot cure cancer. It can surely make you healthier and prevent numerous diseases (potentially including cancer). But once you have cancer, it doesn't matter what you eat. You need a hospital.

A whole foods diet cannot cure cancer. It can surely make you healthier and prevent numerous diseases (potentially including cancer). But once you have cancer, it doesn't matter what you eat. You need a hospital.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
6

Aside from things like creatine and caffeine, if you're taking supplements that "really work", then they're illegal. Work out supplements are a multi million dollar scam.

Aside from things like creatine and caffeine, if you're taking supplements that "really work", then they're illegal. Work out supplements are a multi million dollar scam.Source: reddit
5

Fruit juice is incredibly unhealthy (even the 100% variety). This is because there is no fiber to slow down the sugar digestion which causes your insulin to skyrocket. You won't be burning fat for a few hours.

Fruit juice is incredibly unhealthy (even the 100% variety). This is because there is no fiber to slow down the sugar digestion which causes your insulin to skyrocket. You won't be burning fat for a few hours.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
4

95% of the time, if it were actually a quality product it wouldn't be sold "As Seen On TV". It would be sold in conventional retail outlets.

95% of the time, if it were actually a quality product it wouldn't be sold "As Seen On TV". It would be sold in conventional retail outlets.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
3

While social media makes you feel more plugged in, studies have shown that people with Facebook accounts are more likely to be depressed. In short this is because they are always comparing their own lives to everyone else's happy engagement pictures.

While social media makes you feel more plugged in, studies have shown that people with Facebook accounts are more likely to be depressed. In short this is because they are always comparing their own lives to everyone else's happy engagement pictures.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
2

You don't get sick from cold weather. You can go roll around naked in the snow all day but if you don't get a virus...you're not getting sick. The reason people get more sick in winter is because they tend to spend more time indoors, around other people.

You don't get sick from cold weather. You can go roll around naked in the snow all day but if you don't get a virus...you're not getting sick. The reason people get more sick in winter is because they tend to spend more time indoors, around other people.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
1

That lady razor that your buying for extra money. It's the same as the mens, just pink.

That lady razor that your buying for extra money. It's the same as the mens, just pink.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay


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