It’s a Scam — and You’ll be Murdered!

Product Breakthrough Hysteria

  • eBay — “Why would you send money to a stranger? They could just take your money and never deliver the product.”
  • Craigslist — “Meet a stranger to buy something from them? You will get robbed and murdered!”
  • AirBnB — “Inviting strangers stay in your home? They could be psychos who will rob and kill your family!”
  • Facebook — “Who would expose and endanger their children by posting family photos online?”
  • Bitcoin — “People can buy drugs with it, or use it for illicit payments” or “It has no value — it’s a scam.”
  • Online Dating — “Meet up with someone you only just met online? You can get raped and murdered!”
  • Artificial Intelligence — “Intelligent robots will take over the world and kill us all — or at least enslave us.”
  • Uber — “Who would get into a car driven by a stranger? You can get abducted and murdered!
  • Online degrees — “A scam, and not worth the paper they’re printed on.”
  • Crowdfunding — “It’s like online panhandling; strangers scamming money from other strangers.”
  • Don’t stand near a phone when there’s a thunderstorm or you might get hit by lightning (through the wire).
  • “unscrupulous salesmen will call your home and scam you out of your money …” (ok — well the verdict is still out on this one )
  • and of course, “strangers can call your home, and will know that you’re not home — then they will come and steal everything you own”

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Professor of #Entrepreneurship & Digital Media. Serial/Parallel Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Mentor, Angel Investor, #VC. Crowdfunding & #Startups Evangelist

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CJ Cornell

Professor of #Entrepreneurship & Digital Media. Serial/Parallel Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Mentor, Angel Investor, #VC. Crowdfunding & #Startups Evangelist