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41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid

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Tampons

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Now, this one is beyond. It’s actually criminal, is what it is. Everyday scams sometimes target a specific demographic for no good reason (except sexism, to be honest). Once women hit puberty and get their periods, they’re on the hook for the feminine hygiene product scam for years. Pads and tampons are insanely expensive considering they are a necessary expenditure. There’s even a “tampon tax.” What’s that, you ask? Well, for some stupid reason, feminine hygiene products are subject to value-added tax, even though other basic necessities like toilet paper are exempt from the tax. So we need pads and tampons (unless random strangers really want to deal with the reality of women not having access to period products), and we have to pay more for them. Such a scam.

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