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Mundane facts about your day...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    Lots of them about right now. From pretending to be Microsoft reps, BT Internet reps, ISP's in general reps, .. all looking for some poor sod they might just be able to hack or diddle out their financial info.
    I'm a bit old fashioned with regard to these people, because when they do prey, they prey on the most vulnerable. My projected punishment for them would involve a very large rotating cactus and one of their more sensitive orifices. :grr:
     
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  2. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    I had a call last week from an unknown number, but answered in case it was anything to do with sons house purchase (that's probably where they got the number from, had to jump through hoops sending my info here there and everywhere to be able to gift son a bit of my dosh to help get him on the housing ladder )

    "We are calling about a recent accident you have had "


    I normally hang up at this point, but I was bored so .....

    "I haven't had an accident, we haven't got a car , never had a car, and I can't even drive"
    "Maybe it was when you was a passenger in a car then"
    "I don't go in cars, I walk everywhere"
    "You must have had a slip on the floor somewhere though, whilst walking !
    "No, I wear sensible shoes"
    "Maybe you got hurt at work?"
    "I don't work . "
    "Maybe in past employment"
    "Never worked in my life"
    "Errm. well, errrm...."

    I'll give it to her, she tried hard :lol:


    Yet another number to join the long list of blocked numbers .
     
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  3. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    My elderly parents got done out of £10,000 by people posing as cops investigating bank fraud , cleverly played and my idiotic parents even handed over their cards to the scum who turned up at the door.
    I'd warned them time and time again that all these letters coming through the door were scams (pointing out...how could they win these foreign lotteries or prize draws when they hadn't even entered, and not to send requested money and bank details to be able to claim)
    I told them time and time again not to answer the phone with their number and name , and confirming any personal details or pin numbers etc if it was someone ringing them.

    But even after they had been 'done' they still didn't take any notice of me. Must have been on so many 'suckers lists' :ohno: When I was clearing the house when they had both died, there were still piles of scam letters they'd kept in the drawers
     
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  4. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    5 weeks and I shall be. Who do I book with tho? County Hospital or CO-OP Funerals?
     
  5. BobClay

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    Make that two large rotating cacti, one from either end. These bastards need putting down, but of course, it's pretty much a free for all out there now.
     
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  6. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    After over 3 weeks in hospital after emergency surgery my son is home.

    :banana:
     
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    Nice one. Hope he’s ok.
     
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    I take it the other way with them and ask them which accident and then just play along with whatever they invent.

    It's much more fun than denying everything and they get so excited when they think they've hooked someone with an actual accident history.

    They even start quoting how much you can win but then I have to let them down by saying their rivals beat them to the compo claim 30 odd years ago but can they reinstigate for me.
     
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  9. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Hope you're feeling better @Glam ? Not seen you about for a while...do I send for search & rescue?
     
  10. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    He has a long recovery ahead of him.
     
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  11. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I've been about, just seem to miss you.
     
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  12. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Not any better?
     
  13. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Still coughing, but not as bad. got pains down both sides of my waist today. I'm falling apart.
     
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    Probably from all the coughing - early night, hot chocolate and hot water bottle
     
  15. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    That's exactly what it is duck. I'd love rest up for a while, sadly still have work do. No rest for the wicked x
     
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    Hope your son goes on to make a good and full recovery @Jonah :hug:
     
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    Take care @Glam :hug: I ended up in Torquay hospital after coughing hard on holiday and tearing 'things' inside me. Thought I was having a heart attack or something at the time as I couldn't move at all for the pain (fantastic fast treatment down there, and they were disgusted with my Stafford GP for not giving me anything for the infection )
     
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    Thanks everybody for your support - i absolutely promise i won't be some sort of evangelical reformed arsehole at the end of it but i'm still doing well.

    It has been alarmingly transformative.
     
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    Kitten heels?
     
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