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41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid

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Is there anything worse than that stupid “Ink Low” warning on your printer? When you see it, you know you’re going to have to rework your entire monthly budget just to be able to buy some new ink. The cost of printer ink is one of the biggest everyday scams we all fall victim to, or make our company fall victim to if you get all your printing needs done at the office. According to a viral video by YouTuber Gregory Austin McConnell, we’re all getting shafted. McConnell used to work as a tech support agent and decided to share a disturbing truth with us: cartridges that we spend upwards of $60 on only cost companies around $0.23 to manufacture. Then there’s the whole cyan ink scam. If you’re printing in black ink only, why do you need cyan ink? Answer: because the cartridges are designed to add cyan to black (for a nicer black?), but it always runs out first, requiring a whole new cartridge. SCAM.

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