Are you a scammer?

Last Update: October 03, 2014

Are you a scammer?

I really need to ask this question since we are all vehemently against obtaining by tricks.

People lie to get out of speeding tickets. Others lie to get out of work early or not show up at all. How about those who lie to get airplane upgrade? What's up with that; and even get rewarded for this scam. Or perhaps it's not a scam after all, the seats would have been empty anyway so why not occupy it and enjoy the perks free of charge.



Alert! Lying on your website, aka knowingly making false representations, aka intentionally embellishing the truth, aka purposely making empty promises, are all scams.



I've heard of people lying to get ahead. I'm not talking about falsifying a college degree on your resume to land a dream job. That's plain dumb because it's easily verifiable. Although people get away with it, but not for long. The truth does catch up, one way or another.


On a personal or may be even professional note, have you heard of something called "justifiable lie"? Lying to get out of any kind of trouble......

What are your views on this?

Ade

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stn67 Premium
I do not know if it is a lie to believe in their own abilities when for example you are looking for a job you want, if you are not good enough, there comes a time an impact, and you lose the position.
But writing it is easy money to work with WA is an outright lie.
But you write something that is not quite true that it may well be that it is your view of how things work.
And the information you can get from Google's not accredited in general education, since in many cases there is no criticism of the sources of the articles themselves.
I think it's very few of the articles that we make are made from more than one source
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Funmine Premium
I think our values should guide us as to what we believe to be the truth even if the information came from so called reliable sources.
Thanks for your input, Steen!
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CarlaIves Premium
Never heard of a "justifiable lie," Ade, but I can maybe see where the concept comes from. I DO try to be truthful in all things. I won't lie and tell you I've never told a story because I have, but I really DO try to tell the truth at all times.
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Funmine Premium
I think you're talking about telling a story from your perspective which is understandable. People looking at the same thing can describe it differently without necessarily distorting the facts.
We can always try to be transparent as much as is humanly possible. Right, Carla!
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mlshands Premium
I personally do not like to be lied to in any form, whether verbal or in print. I make it a priority to tell the truth because I feel I want to be the best person I can be. I don't have energy for creating stories or covering my tracks. Just my opinion.
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Funmine Premium
Covering the tracks gets liars into trouble because they usually forget the version of the story they told before.
Thank you, Melanie!
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hmalloy001 Premium
So many people feel they need to come up with stories in order to get what they want. Those who lie, to get what they want tend to be the types that have very little self confidence or self esteem. They feel as though they have to embellish to make themselves look and feel better.

I have found that when I tend to tell the truth, that is when I get what I want, and I never have to worry that I will "get found out" because it's already out there.
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Funmine Premium
There's usually something to cover up when people are not forthcoming. Except they've killed their conscience, I don't see them having any peace.
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goodsuccess Premium
A lie is a lie. A white lie is still a lie. Sometimes we try to justify a lie. They owe me something anyway...why not lie and get it free! You are right...fibbing will always catch up sooner or later.
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Funmine Premium
You're said it well. The color notwithstanding, a lie is a lie.
Good to hear from you Paul!
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