A lot of international fraud scams involve having to wire money to the scammers, and they’ve become so commonplace that operators of wire services like Western Union train employees to keep an eye out for red flags indicating a possible scam might be occurring. But we think this warning sign from Walmart and MoneyGram might be a little too over-cautious. [More]
Given the sheer number of people who will be out and about this weekend, it’s inevitable that some of you will have experiences ranging from the ridiculous to the horrifying to the horrifyingly ridiculous. But don’t just keep them to yourself, share them with Consumerist. [More]
Consumerist reader Brad was looking at IKEA’s Black Friday mailer that went out this week and noticed that something just was just a bit off about the math on this deal on soft toys. [More]
Fun With Fonts: How Subway Tries To Distract You From Realizing How Little Olive Oil Is In This Packet
While it may look like something slapped together in an Intro to InDesign class, this vegetable oil packet from Subway makes for a good demonstration on how to obscure information you need to include but don’t really want people seeing. [More]
Apparently it’s not just Walmart that’s trying to seduce customers by offering layaway as an option this holiday season.
Usually, when you lock someone into a mid- or long-term contract, you offer them some sort of discount. And if you don’t, that’s probably not something you want to tout with a big outdoor sidewalk ad. [More]
As Borders stores around the country are being salvaged for scraps before being melted down into a homogenous molten goo, it appears that even the retailer’s in-house computers have decided its time to retire.
Consumerist reader Morgan doesn’t quite know how to feel about the words her UPS driver chose to describe her.
While some FedEx drivers plainly tell you that they threw your packages in the garbage, others take a more enigmatic approach to telling you where your parcel is located, or even if it’s for you.
Don’t doubt the power of the unidentified tipster: Home Depot recently sacked four corrupt purchasing managers accused by a whistleblower of taking bribes. In exchange for the payoffs, the managers arranged for Home Depot to stock tiles and other flooring products from Asia. From the AP: