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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-01-05 13:54
Subject: Scammer alert
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I just had an unsolicited call from a number purporting to be a company named Lifestyle Money.

Now, my suspicions are always raised by a commercial entity that decides that it won't bother complying with UK law - to my mind, the moment they start that, I'm going to consider any chance that they might not be criminally minded to be pretty low.

The guy was pretty insulted that I didn't trust him immediately.

Oh poor baby.

(Reported to TPS.)
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User: martyn44
Date: 2011-01-05 15:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There are some of these people for whom the use of a referee's whistle kept by the telephone is the appropriate response. They know they're breaking the law. They know they're scammers. May they contact anthrax and die, slowly and horribly.
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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2011-01-05 17:23 (UTC)
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> The guy was pretty insulted that I didn't trust him immediately.

yeah - this sort of thing winds me up.
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Jonathan Lewis-Jones
User: j_lj
Date: 2011-01-06 09:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have a 09 premium rate number which is diverted to my mobile. I use this when filling in all those annoying contact forms. I can could the number of times cold callers have called it on one hand.
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