12-17-2004, 07:35 AM #1
A cheeky scam doing the rounds over here at the moment
The reason this is working so well is it plays on your good will!
Picture the scene:-
>>>>You are sitting at home and there is a knock at the door. On answering
>>>>it you are confronted by a respectable looking woman in a suit, who is
>>>>distressed. She explains that her car has broken down further down the
>>>>road and she needs to contact her husband to come to her aid. Is it at
>>>>possible to use your phone to call him?
>>>>You allow her to use the phone, but being the suspicious type you stand
>>>>her as she makes the call. She dials the number, and asks to be put
>>>>through to Mr Smith / Brown / Stevens (Whatever). She holds the line for
>>>>thirty seconds. She continues, "In that case can you ask him to leave
>>>>the meeting for a minute I need to speak to him quite urgently." She
>>>>apologies again and explains they are getting him out of a meeting.
>>>>A couple of minutes goes by and she starts to speak to her husband. She
>>>>explains the situation to him, tells him what has happened to the car,
>>>>is annoyed because she now can't get to her meeting, and asks what she
>>>>should do now. She listens for a few seconds and then says, "Well as
>>>>soon as the meeting finishes can you come to Cardiff Road / Leicester
>>>>Road / Surrey
>>>>Street (Whatever), where the car has broken down. Another few seconds go
>>>>"OK, I'll see you in about twenty minutes then."
>>>>She put the phone down, and thanks you ever so much for your kind
>>>>assistance, even offering you a pound for your trouble, but of course
>>>>you decline, it's no trouble.
>>>>She leaves and everything is fine.
>>>>Or is it?
>>>>The day or week before knocking on your door she set up her own premium
>>>>line with a telephone company at the cost of about £150, and she has
>>>>dictated that calls to that number should be charged at £50 per minute.
>>>>has dialled that number. The conversation she has had with her "husband"
>>>>is entirely fictitious, there is a pre-recorded voice message on the
>>>>to give you the impression she is talking to someone. She has been on
>>>>the phone for about five minutes, that call just cost you £250, the
>>>>which goes into her pocket, and the first you know about it is when you
>>>>get your bill a month later.
>>>>To rub a bit of salt into the wound,she hasn't even committed a criminal
>>>>offence. You've given her permission to use your phone. 5 occasions in
>>>>where this has been reported in the last couple of weeks .
>>>>Would anyone reading this please pass it on to friends and colleagues
>>>>etc. otherwise it could cost someone a lot of money.
>>>>PC Paul Toseland
>>>>Corby Business Anti-Crime Network Administrator
12-17-2004, 08:32 AM #2VET
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why do people bother posting all this bull**** ??
12-17-2004, 10:28 AM #3
12-17-2004, 10:30 AM #4
Is was just a comment. No offense should be taken.
12-17-2004, 10:35 AM #5
Okay I deleted my post I overreracted so I apologize. People take time to post some things that they feel are important it seems like a flame that's all.
12-17-2004, 10:37 AM #6
my phone got reposessed
12-17-2004, 10:39 AM #7Originally Posted by 1victor
12-17-2004, 11:04 AM #8
ok what did i miss
12-17-2004, 11:14 AM #9
yea, i dont let anyone in my house..sucks for her
12-17-2004, 11:29 AM #10VET
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yes, ictor, you should have left it there. everytime i post i am bashing someone ?? where ? and don't worry, i won't ban you.
my point in posting - this is obviously another hoax that's being sent around via email to everyone. so why do people continually believe this crap ?? just like the "don't call list" for cell phones. it's all phony.
12-17-2004, 11:32 AM #11Originally Posted by KeyMastur
12-17-2004, 11:39 AM #12
Sorry Key I took it all out of context. I removed it because I was acting like an ass on the posts. Thanks for clearing it up, it went straight over my head. My apopolgy.
12-17-2004, 11:41 AM #13
this will come off bad, but does she not think about just walkin into some mans house, there are all kinds of crazies who would rape her kidnapp and so on.. that would be kind of ironic if she was out to screw someone over and something happened to her.
12-17-2004, 11:44 AM #14
12-17-2004, 11:47 AM #15
maybe, id kidnap her and force her to watch ronnies videos and eat as much as i do everyday...lol
12-17-2004, 11:48 AM #16Originally Posted by Decadbal
12-17-2004, 11:50 AM #17
I want a video, I want a video!
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