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Scams That Should be Illegal

October 18, 2019

Me and my twin sister used to share a single Neopet account. Which was a dumb decision, because it was completely free to make a second Neopet account- And we already struggled at sharing things in the non-virtual world. But the reason we co-ran our Neopet account was because we didn’t want to put our pets through a divorce, And because we wanted to save up our Neopoints for a paintbrush. For those of you who grew up with real video games, in Neopets, a paintbrush was a super-rare item that would change your neopet’s appearance based off the paintbrush you used. There were christmas paintbrushes, baby paintbrushes, Guy Fieri paintbrushes, and an invisible paintbrush that just… Turned your Neopet invisible. Why? When I said that paintbrushes were a rare item, I meant it. You see, your average neopet paintbrush would sell for about… 1/2 Million Neopoints. And the most me and my sister had ever saved up was about 100,000. [James] WHY DID YOU SPEND 3K ON FOOD? WE’RE TRYING TO GET PAINTBRUSHES! [Faith] IT WAS FLOWER67’S BIRTHDAY, AND YOU SPENT 4K GETTING THAT STUPID JACKET! [James] THE JACKET IS COOL AND YOU KNOW IT! One day, my sister went searching in the back alleys of the internet for other ways to obtain a paintbrush. And she stumbled upon this website that said: “Get Free Paintbrushes!” And all she had to do was enter in her username and password, and they’d send us a fairy paintbrush! Oooh! And in a moment of desperation, she entered in the login details of our SHARED ACCOUNT into a shady website. And you’ll never guess what happened next… We log in our account and there were 3 fairy paintbrushes in our inventory and- JUST KIDDING! We got hacked. And we lost all 100,000 of our neopoints and we never got the paintbrush we were promised. But we learnt a valuable lesson that day which was: People will try to scam you so, trust… no one. We were lucky enough to only lose virtual money. But some people aren’t that lucky. On the internet you have to deal with people trying to scam you constantly. There’s probably comments underneath this very video of people using my name and profile picture saying: “Click on this link and get a free gift card!” And they always use a stupid amount of emojis so their comment sticks out more. I thought it was obvious those comments were fake but some people still fall for them. Listen, we need to get one thing straight about our relationship. If I ever, use this many emojis… I want you to shoot me. Scammers like to target non tech-savvy people or what I like to call: Babies and Baby Boomers. There’s a lot of things you can do to help prevent people from taking advantage of you on the internet. But my rule of thumb is: if something sounds too good to be true… it is. No one’s giving out free gift cards, Your long lost uncle didn’t wire transfer you money, And you can’t get free paintbrushes. You can’t cheat the system that’s just life, man. Also if you ever get a popup saying: “Your computer has a virus! Call this number to fix it.” Don’t. A guy with an indian accent named Jason will charge you real money to “fix the virus” but won’t do anything. Cause you never had a virus in the first place. But those are all illegal scams. People go to jail over those scams. Identity theft is not a joke, Jim! Millions of family suffer from it every year. However there are some scams that are, for some unknown reason, completely legal. And frankly, I think we should reopen alcatraz for the people who do these scams. (009 Sound System Dreamscape) So here’s my list for the top 4 legal scams that shouldn’t be legal. The first legal scam is mobile games. I was doing a show with this nine-year-old kid named Ariah. And in the show, he was going to punch me like this: (Ariah punches James). And one day while we were rehearsing Ariah asked me: [Ariah] Can I play some games on your phone? So I gave him my phone and his Dad told me [Ariah’s Dad] Hey man, I don’t even trust my kid with my phone. And I thought: What’s the worst thing he could do besides tweet something or delete my YouTube channel. But he did something, so much worse. He downloaded a free game, and inside the game you could buy a VIP Member version. that gave you extra lives and more skins. The thing that was a scam was that the app gave you the VIP member free for 3 days then charged you $6 a week! That’s a dollar a day, not including Thursdays, to play some stupid mobile game. It’s more expensive than a Netflix Subscription and a tasty, hot and ready $5 Little Caesars pizza. Now some of you might be thinking, “Okay, yeah that’s a ridiculous price for a mobile game. But that’s not a scam, they tell you how much it’s going to cost right there on the screen” But here’s the thing, roughly zero people bought the VIP member pass because they were fans of the game and didn’t mind the price. NO ONE IS WILLING TO PAY A WEEKLY BILL FOR A GAME WHERE ALL YOU DO IS THIS: [Kevin MacLeod – Carefree] But 100% of the people who pay for the subscription are kids using their parent’s phone and bought the VIP pass because they have no concept of money. And you don’t even have to enter in your credit card information so it’s easier for kids just to hit the “Purchase 6000 Gems” buttton It’s targeting kids and I don’t like it; SCAM. I wish I had the confidence of a mobile game developer to charge someone $312 a year to play their stupid game. My proposal to fix this scam is to ban mobile games entirely and everyone play Tetris 99. Nintendo Online is cheaper than the VIP club subscription anyway. The second legal scam is… COLLEGE. Textbooks. We live in a society, where all human knowledge and misconceptions are contained on the Internet. But if you print out that knowledge and bind out the pages suddenly you’ve made a best-selling book that people are required to buy. There are some textbooks that are just a CD or a code that you need a computer to even access the book so what’s the point of BUYING the textbook if you have a computer that’s connected to the internet in the FIRST PLACE! And don’t tell me that the books are better for people that don’t have internet. I know you have an internet connection… cause… c’mon My solution to this scam is to drop out and make YouTube videos. The third legal scam is… psychics. I don’t wanna debate whether or not psychics are real. Because they’re not. My horoscope told me so. My belief is that no one can talk to dead people because we’re not living in a cartoon. And it just makes me sick that there are psychics who are taking advantage of people who are grieving, and are so desperate to talk to their loved ones again that they’ll try anything. Even paying people to lie to them. *tss* Ooooh I burnt my finger on that hot take Now, I don’t think that every psychic out there is trying to scam people. most of them are, but I do think there are some psychics who legitimately believe that dead people use them as a vessel to talk to their living relatives. And in their 3 eyes, they are helping and giving their clients closure. I understand that a very small percentage of them are just trying to help. But it doesn’t matter because they’re all fake. My soulution to this scam is that you don’t pay a psychic unless they can guess how much money you’re going to pay them. Should be.. close to zero hopefully.. And the last legal scam is… Multi Channel Networks. Wait, did you guys hear that? It sounds like bridges being b u r n e d. When your YouTube channel starts growing, you’ll be contacted by a Multi Channel Network. or, MCN. And they’ll make empty promises that if you join their network, they can help your channel grow and earn more money! And they’ll brag about how many people are in their network, but really, that just means theres less of a chance they’ll care about you. And all you have to do to join is give them a percentage of your YouTube money every month. And once you sign your soul away, what the network will actually do is nothing.. except take a cut of your money every month.. It’s like showing your dog a tennis ball, and then pretending to throw it, and then when the dog realizes, he’s chasing nothing, he’s already signed a three year contract to keep chasing the fake ball. I know this last scam might not apply to everyone watching, but if this video helps at least one up and coming YouTuber to not join an MCN, than it will have been worth it. So that’s my list for the top 4 legal that should.. not exist and D I E . I don’t think this video I don’t think this video is gonna actually change anything, people will always be greedy and try to get money anyway they can. So, anything you should take away from this video, is that I’M GIVING AWAY FREE GIFT CARDS! CLICK THE LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!! MMMM, good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed my list of of the top 4 legal scams that should be illegal.. If theres any psychics in the audience that I offended.. uhh.. you shoulda known before watching this video that I don’t agree with you. and theres any MCNS watching this video..please stop emailing me. so, I’m really excited to announce some HALLOWEEN MERCH. Which includes a FREAKING HALLOWEEN COSTUME. I know it’s August, but I don’t really get a lot of chances to update you guys on things, so, we’re doin it now. If you wanna get your hands on a costume, You should order it soon, because we only ordered a certain amount of costumes, so once they sell out, they won’t be ready until.. next year.. If you have any questions about the sizing, or the shipping, then be sure ta ask my business email, Thank you for reading the subtitles, and sticking around to listen to the endcard, I know a lot of people click off once the endcard starts, but.. .. at least you’re cool.. Subtitles by: Hannah King, *insert names here if you helped* and until next time, w e a r y o u r s e a t b e l t .


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    The guy with the Indian accent is Mohamed

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    I want to be an animator when I grow up have any tips for me

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    James if u want me to subscribe the channel then like or whatever this comment

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    James:The 2nd legal scam is collage….

    Me:ok I can understand that


    Me: …….k

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    no no noNO

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    3:12 how did people even make these kind of intros

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    Lovely Lizzie likes you aka (inquisitor master which is a YouTuber)

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    I like Mobil super Mario ok man

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    Didโ€ฆdid he just rickroll anybody who clicked the comment that James put

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    Can you make new vids pls

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    I have been waiting for new videos for long time

  • Reply Ejtminer October 18, 2019 at 3:04 am

    My fan art is not in here. Now Iโ€™m more depressed than I was

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    I know this is comment is a little late, but I really enjoyed the chess boxing show. Ariah ftw

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    2:57 office reference

  • Reply Saori Chan October 18, 2019 at 3:18 am

    My friend has your book and she wonโ€™t let me read it :C

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    Gift cards Bru gift cards

  • Reply Justin B October 18, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Once someone called my mom and said ur home computer has a virus and we donโ€™t have a home computer thatโ€™s the funny thing so my mom hung up

  • Reply Joshua Lippmann October 18, 2019 at 3:27 am

    The biggest scam was James stealing the offices seen when Jims friend (an Asian man) pretended to be Jim then Dwight got mad because he was so confused.

  • Reply Jessica Haas October 18, 2019 at 3:31 am

    I LOVE Soooooooooubway gift cards that are FREE! sign ME up James. But really DON'T sign me up. EVER!

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    more comic videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Team MAAD October 18, 2019 at 3:45 am

    James! It's Been two months ; are you dead?

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    Hi! Im the kid that met you at Vidconbut ruined the whole thing because I was so shy! I felt like crying after because I ruined it by saying nothing. and my smile… Anyways Im a big fan, thats what i didn't get to tell you because i was so shy…

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    thanks odd1sout for mcn

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    theodd1sout in Spanish

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  • Reply Connor McQuistin October 18, 2019 at 6:08 am

    I like that you said about free gift cards

  • Reply Raj H October 18, 2019 at 6:15 am

    James… ALL SCAMS should be illegal!

  • Reply Dayana timeforfun October 18, 2019 at 6:45 am

    during this video i got a neopet acount

  • Reply playmyheartstrings October 18, 2019 at 6:50 am

    mobile games are targetting kids and ALSO people with addictive personalities. Like me! For example: I JUST spent 20 dollars on mariokart so I could play the gacha! I used to spend HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A MONTH on Love Live School Idol Festival, which is a beat game but also with a gacha system to collect cute pngs of the girls! GACHA IS A CURSE! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    NO NO NO GIVE AWAY U SCAMMER (just kidding)

  • Reply Orlando Pascual October 18, 2019 at 7:36 am

    1:50 when you forgot that you didn't download the NO ADS

  • Reply Roseann Monteith October 18, 2019 at 7:47 am

    He said if he used a ton of emojis kill him the pinned comment

  • Reply Vixxiie - October 18, 2019 at 8:17 am

    when I grow up I wanna be an anti-scam officer

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  • Reply Da_weird ._.gacha_tuber October 18, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Wait he is a Taurus .__.

  • Reply Inolin Hero October 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Hey james if you read this hahahahaha 90% u will not read this u konw its October right make a halowen theme video

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    If i see you i will shoot you cuz you said that i can shoot you if you put A 100000000 EMOJIS ON YOUR POST OR VIDEOS

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    When your next vid been waiting so long

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    Talk about the Japanese doll game

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    Dear James,

  • Reply ryan nyan October 18, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I scammed my mother once I'm 7 years old btw love your videosโ™ฅ๏ธ

  • Reply ryan nyan October 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I subscribed to your 2 channels turned on the notifications

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    hey jame if u dont khow they have way to get free paintbrush

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    And i know one

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    Hey can you please post something Iโ€™m a bought to buy your book ๐Ÿ“– just please can post something please

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    hey check this out not a scam

  • Reply Potato Girl my potatoes are rotten October 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Your book was in my book club me:MOM!

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    Wowwww your sister SUCKS!

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    Make A Video called:"Picking The Nose"

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    James is true you did a video with a youtuber called saiko

  • Reply jojo sanvictores October 18, 2019 at 11:48 am

    his say theoddisout but you're youtube channel name is theodd1sout so its different

  • Reply KREW_ELEMENTS Brewer October 18, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Lol no your not scammer >:3

  • Reply BMW 2468 October 18, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    someone hacked me on roblox cause i told them my user name but i changed my password and nobody can get in

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    4:52 – 4-54 I don't know about that

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    I notice that you spelled physics wrong Hahahahhahaha I get it

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