Eric Wolfram's List of Known Deceptions

Hall of Shame

For Businesses That Practice:
untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, forgery, fabrication, misstatement, misrepresentation; perversion, falsification, exaggeration.

outragous, absurd, untrue, false, trumped up, thing devised by the enemy; fairy tale, fake, press agent's yarn. deception; falseness ; untruth ; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; covin; knavery (cunning) ; bluff; spoof.

delusion, gullery; slight of hand, hocus-pocus, trickery, collusion; treachery ; practical joke. trick, cheat, wile, blind, plant, bubble, juggle, reach, bite; artful dodge, swindle; tricks upon travelers; fake, hoax; theft ; ballot-box stuffing barney, shell game.

snare, trap, pitfall, decoy; noose, hoot; bait, decoy-duck, baited trap, cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, Venus's flytrap; ambush ; trapdoor, false bottom; flytrap.wolf in sheep's clothing (deceiver) ; disguise, disguisement; false colors, masquerade.

mockery (imitation) ; copy ; counterfeit, sham, make- believe, forgery, fraud; lie ; "a delusion a mockery and a snare", hollow mockery.

Scam, sucks, rotten, bait the hook, bastard; illegitimate, contraband

My List -- Don't Get On This List

Amazon Deception Sucks
For intentionally misleading customers with a bogus offer, Amazon is on my list!

Verisign Deception Sucks
For deceptive navigation, for practicing mendacity, for hypocritically having the tag line "The Value of Trust", and most of all, for gross overcharging for lousy services, this former monopoly -- Verisign -- is on my list.

Cydcor Deception Sucks
For wasting people's time, for getting their hopes up, for being like Amway, for being a white collar multi-level marketing scam, and most of all, for acts of deception -- Cydcor is on my list.

MCI Deception Sucks
For overcharging, for not publishing a clear list of prices, for deception, for not caring about a customer -- MCI is on my list.

Why I Maintain This List

"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."
-- Booker T. Washington

Some people get angry, some people ignore, some people cry or get an ulcer -- I maintain this list. When I am proactive, I feel much better about being a victim. If I simply feel like a victim then I feel stress and anger gaining ground. By my nature, I don't hold grudges -- I forgive and forget. Thanks to technology, I can let my web site hold my grudges, not out of hate, but out of love. By publishing this list, I hope that I can help enlighten others, to divert them from the paths I have followed, and to help them change their ways.

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