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Merddin Emrys

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 06:29:08 PM »
I've not seen these signs or packs, what are they?
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Yorkie

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2011, 06:51:52 PM »
Some small plastic stick on signs that just say all cold callers will be shot!      L0L

You can make a better one yourself.

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011, 06:58:47 PM »
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Some small plastic stick on signs that just say all cold callers will be shot!      L0L

You can make a better one yourself.

well I can soon make one and laminate it, mind you it could scare any neighbour who calls in the cold weather without a coat on!  L0L

I'm also fed up with all these plastic charity bags wanting all of my valuables and GOOD clothes, if my clothes are still good then I still wear them! we seem to get about 2 a week here  :rage: any valuables etc that i don't need either go on Ebay or to the bootsale when they start again  D)
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Yorkie

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 07:23:43 PM »
I have a hand made sign that I have been using for over 10 years now.  It simply says:

We do not wish to offend anyone but:

We do not discuss business at the door
We do not discuss religion at the door
We do not give to charities at the door
We do not buy anything at the door
We do not give sponsorship at the door.
All tradesmen must produce identification which will be checked by telephone.

It has proved very effective.

Pendragon

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011, 07:58:04 PM »
The sign on my door reads

I'M A JEHOVAH WITNESS, KNOCK IF YOU FANCY A CHAT

Now that really does the trick  _))* _))*
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Trojan

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2011, 11:16:48 PM »
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The sign on my door reads

I'M A JEHOVAH WITNESS, KNOCK IF YOU FANCY A CHAT

Now that really does the trick  _))* _))*

 L0L

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Re: WARNING
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011, 08:28:18 AM »
What happens if some Jehovahs Witnesses knock on the door wanting a long chat with their brethren?  :o



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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2011, 12:18:33 AM »
I had a good long chat with 2 young American Mormon Missionaries, who came round offering me everlasting life. I smiled and pointed to my children: Sorry lads you’re too late, I said. I've already got it.  D)
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Ian

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2011, 02:11:45 PM »
This is currently doing the rounds:

Dear Customer.

Your package has been returned to the Post Express office.
The reason of the return is "Incorrect delivery address of the package"

Attached to the letter mailing label contains the details of the package delivery.
You have to print mailing label, and come in the Post Express office in order to receive the packages.

Thank you.
Post Express
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It has an exe file attached. Don't open it.
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Paddy

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2011, 03:47:36 PM »
Just recieved this e-mail from a friend. I'm not sure how true it is!

FOUR THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER
KNEW YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD
DO !!!


There are a few things that can be done in times of grave
emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually
be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the things that you can do  with it:

FIRST
Emergency

The
Emergency Number worldwide for all Mobile Phones
is 112. If you find yourself out of  the coverage area of your
mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112
and your mobile will search any existing network in your area to establish the emergency
number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even
if the keypad is locked. This works on all phones worldwide and is free. It is the equivalent of 000.

SECOND
Have you  locked your keys in the car?

Does  your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good
reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call
someone at  home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.

Hold  your cell phone about a foot from
your car door and have the person at your  home press the unlock
button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end.
Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive
your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be thousands of miles away,
and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can
unlock the doors (or the trunk).  Editor's  Note: I didn’t believe this when I heard about it! I rang my daughter in Sydney from Perth when we went on holiday.  She had the spare car key.  We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!'

THIRD
Hidden
Battery 
Power

To activate, press the keys *3370# (remember the asterisk).  Do this when the phone is almost dead.
Your mobile will restart in a special way with this new reserve and the instrument will show a 50%
increase in battery life. This reserve will get re charged when you charge your mobile next time.
This secret is in the fine print in most phone manuals.  Most people however skip this information without realising.


FOURTH
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To  check your Mobile phone's serial
number, key in the following digits on your  phone: * # 0 6 #  Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the #06# sequence.

A  15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to
your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your
phone ever get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them
this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if
the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won't get your phone back,
but at  least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If
everybody did this, there would be no point in people
stealing mobile phones.
This secret is also in the fine print of most mobile phone manuals.  It was created for the very purpose of trying to prevent phones from being stolen.


Also -ATM   PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know  !!

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you  can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your  pin number is 1234, then you would put
in 4321. The ATM system recognizes  that your PIN number is backwards
from the ATM card you placed in the  machine. The machine will still
give you the money you requested, but unknown  to the robber, the
police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law.

This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.

 

Please pass this along to everyone. 
 
 
 

DaveR

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2011, 04:00:25 PM »
Mostly untrue, I'm afraid. Why do people make up things like this? The bits about the 112 number and the IMEI code are correct, though.

brumbob

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2011, 04:19:51 PM »
Only partly correct Dave
112 is not worldwide, just mainly European
and
not all service operators can disable a mobile phone from an IMEI number

Ian

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2011, 02:44:47 PM »
HSBC are currently warning customers that fraudsters are telephoning people, claiming to represent HSBC, and telling them that there is a problem with their card . They then tell the customer that they'll be sending a courier around to collect it, and the PIN. 

I don't think this is new, but it's certainly seen a  resurgence of late.
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Ian

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2011, 08:34:45 AM »
These folk want us to send them scam mail and email:

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There's now a major push on to track down the scammers . Time will tell if this makes any difference whatsoever.
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Merddin Emrys

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Re: Consumer news and scams
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2011, 08:57:19 AM »
About time too, but I suspect that the 'scammers' will be several steps ahead, I can never understand why people send money off expecting a big winning prize when they never entered a competition in the first place? 
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