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Directory Scam

 
#1 Directory Scam
25/10/2013 16:20

invoicechecker

Has anyone here been a victim of a telemarketing scam? If so, please advised the community of the scam and how not to be a victim.

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#2 RE: Directory Scam
25/10/2013 18:10

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to invoicechecker (#1)

What a genuinely interesting question!

I've never been scammed by a cold telemarketing call, although I did get scammed once when I was much younger. Basically some people knocked on the door advertising a "special offer" at a local pub. It was £50 and you could "eat as much as you want on as many occasions as you want during the next 2 months". Of course, it was too good to be true. Actually it was some ghastly deal that gave you 15% off each time you at there. Naïve of me to say the least... but we learn with age and experience I guess.

On another occasion, when I was 16, I picked up a jumper which was on the 85% off special offer rack. It even had a tag with the price. When they put it through the till, it ended up costing me something like 8 times more than I thought it was. For various reasons that escape me now, I just paid it and walked off feeling well and truly done.

Anyway, that's how I got ripped off on two occasions in the past. Sounds utterly stupid now I look back on it, but I guess con men are good at what they do, that's how they con you.

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#3 RE: Directory Scam
26/10/2013 21:39

Arby the Manager to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#2)

BEP, wonderful story of life in a different, more innocent time :)

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#4 RE: Directory Scam
27/10/2013 23:10

detoilet Consultant to invoicechecker (#1)

hmmm

best one I can think of took a few moments in execution

met a young fit woman who befriended me and couldn't do enough for me; cooked, darned socks, brought my pipe, did my Christmas cards and was kind to animals. She insisted on some strange religious ceremony - I can remember getting her troth and honour and obeying - fast forward a bit and she made off with my house dog and half my pension.

Like BEP I was younger then but have I learned ? probably not

DC

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