20 Of The Worst Scams That Are Somehow Perfectly Legal

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Vote up the most infuriating scams.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation wondering “how the heck is this legal?” These Redditors unfortunately have, and they're sharing their misfortunes after being scammed into something that's perfectly legal. Check them out and vote up the most infuriating scammy scenarios.


  • 1
    1,034 VOTES

    College Textbooks Are Out Of Control

    From Redditor u/The_Patriot:

    College textbook prices in the US. Scammiest of scams ever.

    1,034 votes
  • 2
    993 VOTES

    Can't The IRS Just Tell Us?

    From Redditor u/Fit-Environment-8140:

    Having to (essentially) pay someone to know how much I owe in taxes so I won't get in trouble with the government that's not supposed to tell me how much I owe.

    993 votes
  • 3
    841 VOTES

    Funerals Are Too Pricey

    From Redditor u/joshgeake:

    Funeral plans. Barely any paperwork, certainly not enough for grieving relatives to ever claim.

    841 votes
  • 4
    824 VOTES

    Just A Mountain Of Debt, NBD

    From Redditor u/FilthyRottingRiffs:

    Establishing credit. You're telling me I have to put myself in debt in order to function in society?! No thanks!

    824 votes
  • 5
    884 VOTES

    HOA Fees Are The Worst

    From Redditor u/Few-Giraffe-2680:

    HOA feels like a scam. I pay money just for them to tell me I can't park my car on the street at night without a parking pass.

    884 votes
  • 6
    879 VOTES

    Diamonds Are Forever?

    From Redditor u/Magnus_40:

    Diamonds.

    They are not very rare, they are not naturally scarce. Other gemstones are rarer. They cost so much because of advertising and a price-fixing cartel that keeps the price artificially high and nobody complains.

    879 votes