Get Handicapped Parking With A Fake Doctor’s Note, Maybe Go To Prison

Get Handicapped Parking With A Fake Doctor’s Note, Maybe Go To Prison

Let’s say that you commute from a relatively rural area, and work in a dense urban environment where there’s little parking to be found. Driving is the best way to get to your office, but taking a shuttle from a distant off-site garage or fighting for street parking is such a hassle. What do you do? If you’re a certain information technology worker for the state of New York, you forge a note from your doctor granting you a handicapped parking space, then assume that you’ll never be caught. Now, instead of a luxurious parking space right near his office, he’s in jail, and could face up to four years in prison. [More]

Verizon Wireless Employee Closes Sale By Forging My Signature

Verizon Wireless Employee Closes Sale By Forging My Signature

Brandon probably should have known better, but the purchase of a wireless plan upgrade and some smartphones is pretty straightforward. So he thought. He tells Consumerist that when the point-of-sale system said that he should be receiving a paper copy of the contract he was signing, but the salesperson wouldn’t hand it over until he signed. Then the salesperson reached over and “signed” for Brandon. Problem…not exactly solved. [More]

What Should You Do With Counterfeit Money?

What Should You Do With Counterfeit Money?

From what I’ve seen online, if I take it to a bank, they might take it, but of course I won’t be compensated. Should I turn it into the police? What should I do with it? I don’t really want to just pass it along.

Chinese Brothers Develop New "Mock 3" Razors

Chinese Brothers Develop New "Mock 3" Razors

Chinese officials charged the Zhang brothers with assembling 160,000 fake Gillette Mach 3 razor blades in their home with the help of other family members (and, we imagine, lots of boxes of Band-Aids). The home was raided over a year ago, but apparently the charges have just been officially announced. Unless, of course, this very announcement is a forgery—or tainted with lead!