Magazine Prank

Tristan

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I was wondering if anyone has ever signed someone up for a magazine subscription they didn't want. I wanted to sign my buddy up for magazines like Cat Fancy and Marie Claire and maybe one other magazine that he has no interest for.

The hope is that we will be on the phone and he will complain about getting these magazines and then I can say it was me and I did it for the Lolz.

Are there any legal implications that I could get in trouble for or would this be all in good fun?
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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I was wondering if anyone has ever signed someone up for a magazine subscription they didn't want. I wanted to sign my buddy up for magazines like Cat Fancy and Marie Claire and maybe one other magazine that he has no interest for.

The hope is that we will be on the phone and he will complain about getting these magazines and then I can say it was me and I did it for the Lolz.

Are there any legal implications that I could get in trouble for or would this be all in good fun?

I can't imagine how you could get in trouble. We've done stuff like this for years. Hell, you should hear the stuff like this that Marines do to each other.
 

Biaviian

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It's more fun to call and cancel his electric service. I've done that a few times. Usually you only need to know the full name on the account, phone number, and address.
 

Vargas

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It's more fun to call and cancel his electric service. I've done that a few times. Usually you only need to know the full name on the account, phone number, and address.

I've done these things too.

Call as the homeowner and say you're going away for a month and to shut everything off. Gas, electric, everything. NOT fun to get turned back on.

Also, go to the post office and grab a change of address form for your mark, fill it out and in a few days, weeks, his mail stops showing up. Visa is only SO understanding.



there are a lot of small annonymous things you can do to make somebody's life unfun
 

xan_user

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Also, go to the post office and grab a change of address form for your mark, fill it out and in a few days, weeks, his mail stops showing up.
I'll pass on incurring a federal criminal record for a prank, but what ever floats your boat.:p
 

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Molon Labe!
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I'll pass on incurring a federal criminal record for a prank, but what ever floats your boat.:p

Sissy.

lol

Another good but unillegal one is to fill out this person name and cell phone number on all of those "WIN A FREE VACATION" stands that you see in the mall. Trust me, those people are relentless.
 

xan_user

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Another good but unillegal one is to fill out this person name and cell phone number on all of those "WIN A FREE VACATION" stands that you see in the mall. Trust me, those people are relentless.
heh- I rather have my mail diverted than get on a call list.
 

Calypso

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Yeah I think I would pass on anything that could harm someone in any way. Cancelling someones bill in my opinion not a good idea at all, that is a deal breaker, not sure about anywhere else but here in Canada you have to pay to hook something back up and it ain't cheap. And pretending to be someone else to do this and get caught could serve you alot of trouble and someone turns off my electricity or something isn't much of a friend for going that far as a prank...

There's a prank and then there is just being plain stupid. I can see being young a teen or something and doing something that far gone but not as an adult.

As for the magazine, I see no way you could possibly get into trouble for something like that. Sounds like fun... lol
 

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Yeah I think I would pass on anything that could harm someone in any way. Cancelling someones bill in my opinion not a good idea at all, that is a deal breaker, not sure about anywhere else but here in Canada you have to pay to hook something back up and it ain't cheap. And pretending to be someone else to do this and get caught could serve you alot of trouble and someone turns off my electricity or something isn't much of a friend for going that far as a prank...

There's a prank and then there is just being plain stupid. I can see being young a teen or something and doing something that far gone but not as an adult.

As for the magazine, I see no way you could possibly get into trouble for something like that. Sounds like fun... lol

I've never turned off a friends power.

Somebody I hated? eh, maybe
 

hyson

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::slaps his own head::

I deal with this stuff, seriously, on an everyday basis.

Please don't cause undue headaches


lolz.
 

shabadoo25

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Back in the less politically correct 80's, we kept signing a college buddy up for The Advocate, a gay magazine. Eventually, they forced you to call in for subscriptions and stopped producing subscription cards.
 

Tristan

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Yeah I think I would pass on anything that could harm someone in any way. Cancelling someones bill in my opinion not a good idea at all, that is a deal breaker, not sure about anywhere else but here in Canada you have to pay to hook something back up and it ain't cheap. And pretending to be someone else to do this and get caught could serve you alot of trouble and someone turns off my electricity or something isn't much of a friend for going that far as a prank...

There's a prank and then there is just being plain stupid. I can see being young a teen or something and doing something that far gone but not as an adult.

As for the magazine, I see no way you could possibly get into trouble for something like that. Sounds like fun... lol

Sounds good to me. I just thought it would be a bit more comical to show up at his house and see copies of Cat Fancy or some other equally dumb magazine. Amazon.com has pretty good rates and has been pretty reliable. I got a guy a 2 year subscription to playboy as a birthday gift. His wife was pissed but didn't know how to cancel since it wasn't on either of their bills.