One of my friends named Aubrey is quite gullable.
- She often buys items that look good on infomercials and they are usually gadgets that don’t work well.
She has bought bootleg DVD’s and she thinks that if something is on sale or if there is a discounted price that it must be good. She was recently looking to buy a window air conditioner unit for her apartment. I told her that I would go with her to the store so she could find a good quality window air conditioner unit. Aubrey agreed to that and we had plans to go to the store over the weekend. She called me a few days later to cancel our plans. Aubrey told me that she was on her computer and saw an ad for HVAC products for sale. She clicked on the link and it showed an address where she could pick up a window air conditioner unit for a very affordable price. Aubrey should have known in that moment that this was a red flag, but she decided to drive to the address to pick up the cheap window air conditioner unit. When she arrived, there was a man in a van selling the window air conditioner units. She paid for the window air conditioner unit and did not open the box to check what was inside. When she got home, there was no air conditioner unit in the box. It was filled with a bunch of random items that made it feel heavy. She drove back to the address, where the van was and no one was there. Aubrey learned her lesson and ended up buying a window air conditioner unit from a store.