Ok, So listening to the latest Social Engineer Podcast http://www.social-engineer.org I realized I needed/forgot to write in about a non-deceptive SE event.
I had won some license plate holders at Ohio Linuxfest a many years ago. So I went to put them on and the screw broke. I went to a local dealer asked if they could put them on. They, like all good dealers said “Sure! $30 each plate.” $60 total is a lot so I started thinking. I ask the manger if he was really going to charge me $60 to remove the advertizing of a competitor? His answer was “Would you like a car wash with this complimentary service?”
The data they collected is at http://www.social-engineer.org/polls/social-engineering-and-deception-whats-the-truth/