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

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Had my bank card cloned, tried to put 2 lots of around £80 through in a Birmingham poundland using the magnetic strip. Bank suspect it was cloned at a cashpoint, only one I've used recently was holmcroft co-op on the afternoon of the 14th Feb.
     
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    Cheers @tek-monkey

    I shall make my daughters aware .

    Ive always used the post office next door if i needed to draw cash, too many incidents of the co op cashpoint being targeted for my liking.
     
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  3. BobClay

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    Last year our village had it's small Co-op ram-raided in an attempt to carry off the cashpoint. Some idiots stole a Range Rover in Devon, drove here and smashed through the doors of the shop. They then secured a rope around the cashpoint and tried to drag it out. Needless to say the rope broke so they made off leaving the shop frontage and doors shattered to the extent it was closed for several weeks. They got caught driving the same damaged Range Rover.

    Clearly not quite on a par with the Brinks Matt Gang. :hmm:
     
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    I used that ATM on 2nd Feb but can't see any untoward transactions on that account apart from an excessive numbers of transactions in a particular ale house in town.
     
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    Brilliant.

    That's a good long drive for a new driver with lots of different driving "challenges" to overcome but it's trips like this that will pay dividends in your learning experience.
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    "back" is the most important part, writes someone who 'lived' there for a few years.

    And driving back from there on a winter's afternoon/evening, into the setting Sun all the way, may have altered your perception of doing it in the dark...
     
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    Always check the slot folk. Not that I have any clue what a cloner would look like in it. Maybe try to yank it out and see what happens? (Note: this is not relationship advice)

    I’ve had my CC info stolen in the past, but it was online, and my bank didn’t even pick up on it was the most annoying part as I’d had things flagged for less but apparently a TrainLine purchase (I never use that site) and £150 to a IS shares site isn’t enough to flag it up?

    Most of my online transactions go through my Curve card now (Shameless referral link), at some point they’re adding virtual card numbers so then I can use an entirely different number just for one site if the site is less trustworthy...
     
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  8. BobClay

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    Raining AGAIN !!

    The weather gods are taking the piss now .... !!! (or more accurately perhaps, giving the piss !!) :eek:
     
  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I usually check, even though I also have never seen one so wouldn't recognise it. This time though was mid driving lesson just before my test, so last thing on my mind. Assuming it is there it was cloned, last previous atm was 2 weeks before.
     
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    Although these days if you havent got a RFID protected wallet , information can be lifted just by someone brushing past you.
     
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  11. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I did wonder about that, but assume they'd then go for a contactless payment and this was a magnetic strip one. That said I do have an rfid lining in my wallet.
     
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    I avoid Co -op cash points around here, the old Bodmin one regularly had cloning problems and my dad had problems with the Wildwood one a few years ago.
    Wildwood Co-op one was nicked when it was blown out one night. Got a replacement machine in now, but never heard if anyone was ever caught for it.

    I get my cash out at the local Post office counter machine instead.

    My brother was lucky he had just done a transaction at Greyfriars carpets at the same time as a transaction was attempted in Russia. The bank alerted him .
     
  13. Noah

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    The cash machine at the Co-op in the centre of Penkridge does not have a good reputation, neither does the one at the (Co-op) petrol station by the Boscomoor Lane roundabout - next to Hodsons. The one inside the Co-op store at Boscomoor Lane seems ok.
     
  14. PeterD

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    I have lived in this town for quite some years, enough to call it my home town, and spent enough time stationary on the roads to have seen a fair bit of the place. Off the main road in particular, nothing is new, nothing is unusual, I am particularly acquainted with the A449. Its often at gridlock if, like me, you choose to get off the M6 at the earliest opportunity and not risk J13 to 14. So nothing about that route is new, unusual, different. Or so I thought.

    At Christmas my wife mentioned the penguin. The penguin? The penguin! She was using it as a way marker, a point on the road, like a bus stop, or a pelican crossing, like it was an every day thing. The penguin? I had no idea what she was talking about.

    Apparently the penguin is a well known landmark, but I had never seen the penguin, it had evaded me, what was she talking about, there is no penguin on the A449, yes, graffiti regarding Celtic, yes, a red car inexplicably parked in a tiny front garden, but no penguin.

    Then we drove the A449 together and I beheld, The Penguin. Now, my eyes are always drawn to the penguin, I nod, nearly salute the penguin, like a magpie, or a policeman. The Penguin is now a not mundane part of my day.

    Today I was less focused on the oncoming traffic and more on the penguin. I need to start ignoring the penguin.
     
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    The penguin seems to have lost its clothes since the house was sold and the strange fence erected.
     
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    That wasn't a penguin, ... that was me coming home from the Sunset Cafe .... :buddy:

    Penguin.jpg
     
  17. Glam

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    Is the Aldi carpark closest to town still flooded?
     
  18. staffordjas

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    Where's the penguin ? :q: I've lived here 64 years , including millions of times going on the A449 , both on foot and driving , and never heard of it .
     
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  19. PeterD

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    Usually found at the top of them steps.

    https://goo.gl/maps/tYH7o4y6e8rrt5Jt6
     
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