According to a new survey, one of the most popular ways to save money is . . . to BREAK the LAW? 53% of people have done something illegal to save money. The most common illegal activity is switching labels on products to pay a cheaper price. 41% of people have parked illegally, and 8% have stolen something outright. A survey by a British coupon website found that one of the best ways to stretch your money is to BREAK the LAW? 53% of us have done something illegal to save money.
Here are the most-common illegal activities:
#1.) Switching labels: Of the people who admit to being shady to save money, 53% have replaced the label on an expensive item with a cheaper one.
#2.) Parking illegally: 41% of drivers have taken a chance on a parking ticket.
#3.) Lying to friends: 32% of people have stuck friends with a bill by pretending not to have cash. Which is unethical, not illegal, but still.
#4.) Tricking the self-checkout scanners: Either by not ringing everything up, or lying about which item you're weighing. 29% of people have done it.
#5.) Stealing: 8% of those surveyed had straight-up stolen something