People assume too much and that gets them in trouble.
There is a thing happening in our society lately and it is growing at an alarming rate. People assume too much instead of siding with reality or checking upon facts and figures. They would just make random assumptions based on the fact that the other person wouldn’t know whether they are right or wrong and would probably conform. That is something very dangerous and can get you in a lot of trouble. People commit a lot of fraud on this basis and when the assumption does wrong, they have to suffer a loss in terms of reputation and self-respect.
In today’s story, a woman in her mid-20s went to a mechanic to get her car’s oil changed. The mechanic tried to fraud her by suggesting extra and expensive repairs. Unfortunately for him, the woman was the daughter of a mechanic and knew exactly what condition her car was in. With the stage set for petty revenge, she decided to publically shame the mechanic in front of all the customers for trying to scam her.
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1. Scammers only deserve to be publically shamed for their acts.
2. It is true, with the appearance OP just mentioned, people tend to think they would have no expertise about anything whatsoever. But this woman knows her cars.
3. Looks like OP knows more than a thing or two about their car. They’ve kept it in nice condition.
4. We must keep in mind that the air filter was perfectly fine before the car was taken to the mechanic’s shop.
5. Oh boy, here comes the inspection report and looks like there is a problem with the air filter.
6. Hold up, the car was all fine when OP did a pre-inspection before bringing it in.
7. What? Where did all these issues come from all of a sudden? It seems like a big scam given that OP was sure the air filter is in supreme condition.
8. So the mechanic wanted to fraud OP $1500 because they assumed the woman would have no idea and agree to all repairs.
9. Looks like an entire program to embarrass the mechanic was brewing up in OP’s mind and he won’t be ready for it.
10. OP is a complete actor. Beats many Hollywood actors and actresses if you ask me.
11. The execution of the petty revenge has begun.
12. The Dad played along perfectly and they were ready to strike.
13. Oh my god! This takes public shaming to a whole new level.
14. The Scammy Mechanny was probably looking for some water, in that moment, to drown in.
15. Damn, the mechanic must’ve been feeling very embarrassed.
16. They may have taken it a little far but the mechanic had no right to rob customers like that so he had to be taught a memorable lesson.
What I don’t understand is why would you kill your own reputation and loss a potential recurring customer? Unethical activities to realize an immediate gain has only worked in the short run and has always backfired in the long run. The thing that makes me sad is that OP had knowledge about her car so she managed to dodge the bullet of a scam but think of the people who aren’t that educated on how car parts work. I am sure the mechanic has successfully scammed some customers in the past given how confidently he was trying to fraud OP.
Such people should be put into their place as soon as possible so they don’t cause any more harm. And imagine how all the other customers in the waiting room would be feeling after realizing they are about to put their cars in the hands of a scammer. I personally, would take my car back and just find a new mechanic. The only person in the wrong here is the mechanic.
Here’s what the Reddit users had to say on this:
17. The world is full of fraud mechanics.
18. You require a brain to cheat and this mechanic probably didn’t have one.
19. A very nice strategy indeed.
Have you guys ever had to deal with such a scammer? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.
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