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    Default Police Report, read and pass on!

    thought id post this hear, this has been happening alot recently.

    For your information,
    Police Report !

    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 areconfronted by a respectable looking woman in a
    suit, who is slightly 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 all
    possible to use your phone to call him?

    You allow her to use the phone, but being the suspicious type you
    stand with 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 about 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 road where the car has broken down.
    Another few seconds go by,

    "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 rate 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. She has dialled that number.
    The conversation she has had with her "husband" is entirely
    there is a pre-recorded voice message on the other end 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
    majority of 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 Luton where this has been reported in the past
    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

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    Its fake mate, been discussed before and i think the higest a premium rate number can charge is 1.50

    It was on not long ago


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    sorted, but still, even for 1.50 a min, we would still be ripped off if it happend to us

    keep it in mind u guys!

    i think i would ask the person for the number so i could dial it in my self, so i knew it wouldnt be no 0906 etc numbers

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