The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled Was…
Convincing the world he doesn’t exist. The Greatest Trick has changed and of course, the Devil has many faces, corporate weasels feature near the top.
I don’t want to be cynical, but I am so tired of being lied to by corporations. Whether it’s about the ingredients in a product or the sustainability of their business practices, corporations are tricky. They’ll tell you anything to get you to buy their stuff.
Lies Make Us Feel Good
It’s essential to spot a corporate lie that makes you feel good. For example: Learn how the public relations industry convinced the American people that sugar is natural (it isn’t) and how they transformed smoking into an act of rebellion instead of what it really is: a deadly form of consumerism.
Maybe a better description of Google is this: A website that exploits the people’s need for convenience by featuring the highest payers first. This means they prioritize the advertisers over the customers, but they tell us it’s for our benefit. How does that work exactly?
Do you answer “unknown” phone numbers?
People tend to trust corporations and assume they always provide the truth, but anyone who’s ever been scammed by a telemarketer or deceived by an ad knows that’s not always the case. So how can you tell if a company is lying to you — and what should you do about it?
There are many indicators that a company is deceptive: The statements and information they provide contradict each other. One statement conflicts with another or is false, or a company uses contradictions to make it seem like it isn’t lying (especially when it comes to putting a positive spin on negative things). The speaker avoids answering direct questions and doesn’t answer until asked again or puts off answering. Delays in responding can be signs of something wrong behind the scenes. Companies making huge claims but providing too little information can indicate deception: they may be hiding something.
They Tell You What You Want To Hear
When corporations try to sell you something, they will focus on things that benefit them and ignore the negatives. Remember that when someone is selling you something, they have an incentive to tell you what you want to hear because they want your money.
What to do when a company lies about their product: There are times when companies will lie or misrepresent information on purpose. They’ll hide essential facts and omit crucial details to get you to buy something. What can you do if this happens?
Protection Under The Law
When a company lies about its product, you are likely to be extremely upset. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about it other than file a lawsuit or get refunded for your purchase. When this happens, all you can do is write as many polite but negative reviews as possible and warn your fellow consumer. Organizations can rarely help.
Under the law, only a victim of a crime can file a case. This means you are on your own because you alone are the victim. See how that works?
How To Stick It To The Man
The best way to deal with deception from a company is to do a little research before buying their product. Make sure that the product’s features match what the seller says it can do, and ask questions if you have them. If you are still unsure about the product, ask yourself if it would be worth taking the risk when other companies offer similar alternatives. And if you do decide to buy, take advantage of all return policies and warranties offered.
It’s always a good idea to do your research before buying something. Do your best to figure out if there is confidential information the company doesn’t want you to know. They might not just be trying to spare your feelings.