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Old 16th Oct 2020, 11:53
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One who might be old, alone, poorly informed, uncertain, fearful, compulsive, suffering poor mental health, having diagnosed or undiagnosed dementia...

I mean, a significant proportion of the electorate voted the Conservatives into power, twice, even though they were obviously liars and have proved to be not only dishonest but completely inept. What kind of half-wits were those people?
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 13:13
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Originally Posted by Torquetalk View Post
One who might be old, alone, poorly informed, uncertain, fearful, compulsive, suffering poor mental health, having diagnosed or undiagnosed dementia...

I mean, a significant proportion of the electorate voted the Conservatives into power, twice, even though they were obviously liars and have proved to be not only dishonest but completely inept. What kind of half-wits were those people?
The worst kind
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 13:38
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Re the Internet disconnection recorded calls; if you’ve got a bit of time it’s worth pressing 1. I’ve never had an addition cost from doing it but a lot of fun. To start with, there’s usually a bored Asian at the other end who is invariably caught by surprise that anyone has returned the call. I’ve managed to keep them going for around 20 minutes on occasion. Always worth telling scammers - anxiously - that you must keep the service as you need it for your internet banking. It drives them wild with ecstasy as they think they’ve got a particularly vulnerable victim. Mind you, one asked me what I mainly used the Internet for and I told him, watching porn!

I don’t think he was expecting that reply from a female.
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I’ve managed to keep them going for around 20 minutes on occasion
I sometimes run the line, after a period of time, that the longer they stay talking to me, the easier it is for our Fraud Squad to track their location.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 15:25
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Originally Posted by Torquetalk View Post
One who might be old, alone, poorly informed, uncertain, fearful, compulsive, suffering poor mental health, having diagnosed or undiagnosed dementia...

I mean, a significant proportion of the electorate voted the Conservatives into power, twice, even though they were obviously liars and have proved to be not only dishonest but completely inept. What kind of half-wits were those people?
Your posts are getting more pathetic by the day.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 15:32
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Oh, did you feel yourself spoken to?

Are you in the taken advantage of group 1 or 2?
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 15:56
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Talk about going off topic. I thought there was a thread elsewhere about politics.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:18
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Talk about going off topic. I thought there was a thread elsewhere about politics.
Fair point West. But as this was about scammers, and the poster I initially replied to was posing the question of how people could be so easily taken in, I couldn‘t resist the cheeky ironic jibe. Of course, I don‘t really think Conservative voters are half-wits. Most of them anyway.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:41
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Old folk are most at risk from Scammers.
Old folk are most likely to vote Tory.
Calling them half wits is not your brightest contribution.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:50
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Hey AO ... don't be age-ist!!!!
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:53
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Just being Fact-ist.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Torquetalk View Post
One who might be old, alone, poorly informed, uncertain, fearful, compulsive, suffering poor mental health, having diagnosed or undiagnosed dementia...

I mean, a significant proportion of the electorate voted the Conservatives into power, twice, even though they were obviously liars and have proved to be not only dishonest but completely inept. What kind of half-wits were those people?
probably the same sort of people who voted for the other lot
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 17:50
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Originally Posted by Torquetalk View Post
One who might be old, alone, poorly informed, uncertain, fearful, compulsive, suffering poor mental health, having diagnosed or undiagnosed dementia...

I mean, a significant proportion of the electorate voted the Conservatives into power, twice, even though they were obviously liars and have proved to be not only dishonest but completely inept. What kind of half-wits were those people?

have you actually read the heading I posted? Half of it is gibberish also the rest of the email is riddled with spelling mistakes and very poor English.

even your poor, old, lonely and ill informed might have spotted that!
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 18:28
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have you actually read the heading I posted? Half of it is gibberish also the rest of the email is riddled with spelling mistakes and very poor English.

even your poor, old, lonely and ill informed might have spotted that!
Unfortunately, you would be surprised.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 18:59
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Originally Posted by vctenderness View Post
have you actually read the heading I posted? Half of it is gibberish also the rest of the email is riddled with spelling mistakes and very poor English.

even your poor, old, lonely and ill informed might have spotted that!
Yes of course, VC. But as WB627 has hinted, people fall for that and worse. My dad does not have the capacities he once had and struggled no end with a mail demanding early settlement from “The Inland Revenue“ Just could not get rid of the nagging doubt.

And to the touchy Tories today, could it be that I have struck a nerve and that you do indeed feel scammed by the charlatans in power? As I said, it was just a cheeky jibe, not to be taken seriously.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 11:20
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Originally Posted by annakm View Post
Re the Internet disconnection recorded calls; if you’ve got a bit of time it’s worth pressing 1. I’ve never had an addition cost from doing it but a lot of fun. To start with, there’s usually a bored Asian at the other end who is invariably caught by surprise that anyone has returned the call. I’ve managed to keep them going for around 20 minutes on occasion. Always worth telling scammers - anxiously - that you must keep the service as you need it for your internet banking. It drives them wild with ecstasy as they think they’ve got a particularly vulnerable victim..
I've not had one of those calls for a good few months and yesterday I had two - slightly different but both recordings were american-accented females. One displayed a fake UK phone number and the other just "out of area". I hadn't the time to play with them but they may find I have a change of policy next time.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 21:41
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My lot are back on the car accident:
them:..."blah blah... your recent car accident. Did you get injured?"
Me "Oh yes, which one do you mean?"
them "Oh I see." click
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 22:33
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My lot are back on the car accident:
them:..."blah blah... your recent car accident. Did you get injured?"
Me "Oh yes, which one do you mean?"
them "Oh I see." click
I've had one of those. I told the caller that my wife was beheaded in the accident. "And how is she now?" was the response.
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 08:59
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I hope you replied "well, she's not quite her old self..."
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but she doesn't complain about headaches anymore
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