Made me feel bad for not buying the security service
April 21, 2021
Upon setting up a new computer, this advertisement popped up showing a service to protect against dangerous hackers, viruses and more. “Get protection” was highlighted an emphasized as the primary button option. Very small, linked underneath read “Accept risk,” which shamed me to continue without buying their service.
Where can you find this?
- Felt Shamed
- Felt Tricked
May 02, 2021
Persuaded me to allow tracking through guilt provoking text
The Weather Network app asks for permission to "track your activity across other companies' apps and websites" but uses the rationale that the app saves lives to persuade the user to not block tracking. This dark pattern was publicly posted via Twitter.
July 20, 2018
Designed my personal payments to be public by default
A social payment platform makes all transactions public by default, which means that a person must remember to change the setting from public to private, or risk social harm.