‘Honey they charged you HOW MUCH?!’: 5 tips to avoid getting scammed at the mechanic

Finding a qualified mechanic you can trust is no easy feat.  With challenges such as a shortage of skilled auto repair specialists, rising costs of car parts and materials, and increased demand from car owners who need repairs, the process can be expensive, time-consuming, and often frustrating.  Understandably, the last thing you want is to …

Main Character of the Week: Mom (allegedly) charged for school supplies her son broke

Main Character of the Week is a weekly column that tells you the most prominent “main character” online (good or bad). It runs on Fridays in the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter. If you want to get this column a day before we publish it, subscribe to web_crawlr, where you’ll get the daily scoop of internet culture …

‘It wasn’t a mistake’: Mercury customer says she paid her credit card balance by the due date. She was still charged $55 interest

Credit card interest rates can be incredibly high. According to CNBC, “the average consumer paid a 22.8% interest rate on their credit card balance at the end of 2023, the highest since the Federal Reserve began tracking data in 1994.” Although these rates are high, it’s generally easy to avoid spending money on them so …

A Man Was Charged With Voyeurism At Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ In Edinburgh

Getty Image Taylor Swift began the European leg of her billon dollar-grossing The Eras Tour last month with dates in France, Sweden, and Portugal. More recently, the European leg continued with a trio of shows in Edinburgh, Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium where a man was arrested and charged with voyeurism. According to NME and Sky …

‘That is more than the car payment’: Honda driver considers canceling Geico car insurance after monthly rate goes up without her knowledge, she gets charged $520

More bad news to folks already dealing with rising rents, grocery prices, and the cost of gas—now you can add spiking insurance rates as well. A recent TikTok video calls out a purported price hike by American auto insurance company Geico. The original poster tells her viewers that she may end up canceling her policy …

A YouTuber with 1 million followers charged for shooting fireworks from a helicopter at a Lamborghini

YouTuber Alex Choi is being charged with violating a law that prohibits placing an explosive or incendiary device on an aircraft after he filmed a video of himself and others shooting off fireworks at a Lamborghini from a helicopter last summer.  The case was first reported today by Court Watch. Choi, who has almost a …

‘Dads teach your daughters’: Woman vows to return with a man after being charged $455 for oil change

A woman said she was charged $455 for an oil change, and a seasoned mechanic explained why she was probably charged so much. TikToker Norm G (@Mechanic of The Stars) is the owner of OK Tire in St Albert, Alberta, Canada. He has built an online community of 163,000 TikTok followers by sharing educational mechanic-related …

Mom Says Girl’s Dance School Charged $100 for $10 SHEIN Dress

“They weren’t expecting anyone to figure out the actual cost maybe … that’s insane.” Source: TikTok | @alwaysembarrassed – Getty The online fashion retailer Shein is known for providing cheap clothing items to customers, and there’s a good chance that many retailers simply have Shein manufacture their wares and they either chop the label off …

‘I fixed it for $9.99’: HVAC customer says he was charged $1,100 for a part anyone can replace at home. Don’t make the same mistake

If you have an HVAC system and are willing to follow 15 minutes of instructions, you might save yourself hundreds of dollars in repair costs. While most HVAC systems will last you about a solid two decades, you’re bound to have to replace parts or run into issues every few years as the system needs …

‘It’s an $80 product’: Toyota driver can’t believe how much she was charged when she took car to dealership for routine service

Maintenance can become one of the more expensive aspects of owning a vehicle, especially if a car owner’s main point of service—whether it is a small auto shop, service center at a dealership or trusted friend who knows what they are doing—has decided to take advantage of them. From November 2013 to November 2023, the …

‘They charged her $35 extra’: Expert exposes how nail salons rip you off—and what to do to prevent it

A viral video posted to TikTok is warning those wanting Gel-X nails to avoid getting them done at salons.  Stitching a video from a nail salon customer who asked TikTok if she overpaid for a set of Gel-X nails with custom art, nail technician Aubrey Woodard (@aubreynails) ordered viewers to stop visiting walk-in salons. “They’re …

‘Right out of my digital wallet’: Target customer warns new Apple Pay scam charged her $975—and Apple support is powerless

A woman tried to help two young men raise money for their community college. They ended up scamming her out of nearly $1,000, and she was shocked by the way Apple Card handled the fraud charge. Apple Pay has made it easier than ever to make purchases—a little too easy, some might say. Sometimes, if …