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08-08-2019, 15:45   #46
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The attractive woman who approached me in a bar that turned out to be a hooker.
Probably lucky it wasnt a bloke
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None, because I'm not a gullible moron!
Nothing more gullable than a gambler.
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never. am way to cynical to trust anyone.
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Fell for the card over part of the meter trick coming from airport that turned a £40 fare into a £80 fare.
Luigi D'Cunto then doubled down on it with the old lira switcheroo near the hotel, turning a £40 fare into a £160 fare.
Stupid, but work paid for it once I filled in the police report.

In my defence, I'd been living in Sweden for 6 months beforehand, where you could get into a taxi blotto at the end of a night, slur an address, hand the driver your wallet and pass out.
You'd wake up the next morning, safely at home, with the correct amount of money in your wallet, to the exact kronor.

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Gave some randomer money to go into the offo (which was attached to a pub and bookies) for me when I was a young teenager. He told me to wait around the corner so nobody would see he was buying drink for someone underage.

I realised what happened after about 40 minutes.
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Please tell me you're joking.
True story, I’m afraid.
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08-08-2019, 16:11   #52
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‘Lending’ all my confirmation money to my mother in 1985

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Turns out it wasn’t a ‘loan’ as I never got it back.... #bitter

My brother in my case.
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Got scammed on eBay by a seller with 100 percent positive feedback and over 2000 ratings. They were selling expensive hair products for about 20 percent less than anywhere else online. Not at all unusual on eBay and great feedback relating to the specific products I purchased.

I never received the items. When I went to open a PayPal case I received a message advising me to skip attempting to communicate with the seller and go straight to filing a claim.

When I went to leave negative feedback I found that 73 other people had already done so before me.
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Loaned a friend 600 Euro, said he will pay it back in a few weeks...still waiting 9 years later.
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being a wage slave
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08-08-2019, 17:00   #56
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Got scammed on eBay by a seller with 100 percent positive feedback and over 2000 ratings. They were selling expensive hair products for about 20 percent less than anywhere else online. Not at all unusual on eBay and great feedback relating to the specific products I purchased.

I never received the items. When I went to open a PayPal case I received a message advising me to skip attempting to communicate with the seller and go straight to filing a claim.

When I went to leave negative feedback I found that 73 other people had already done so before me.
You sure the ratings weren't fake? It's entirely possible that some scammers hire people to leave positive feedback.

It's also possible that he does what a few drug dealers on the dark web do, they deliver to buyers the legitimate product in order to receive enough good feedback and then they start scamming a small percentage of their new buyers
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Probably lucky it wasnt a bloke
You'd have like that feminine penis though
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08-08-2019, 17:03   #58
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Loaned a friend 600 Euro, said he will pay it back in a few weeks...still waiting 9 years later.
Could you take him to the small claims court or not? Was it actually a loan or a gift?

Pretty sure oral "loans" aren't considered loans at all.
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About 12 years ago I bought a new BMW in England. A few months later I decided to put in on Carzone to see if I would get any takers and try to make a healthy profit.

This guy starting emailing me straight away and making all the right noises. Asking questions, more pics etc. He then asked to see the registration papers and my ID to prove I owned it before he made the trip from Belfast. So emailed him copies (Yeah yeah I know...).

Heard no more and brushed it off as a time waster. Two issues arose:

1. The same ****er started advertising my car in another part of the country on Carzone and sending my pics and ID as proof. He was pretending to be me and trying to pull a fast one on would be buyers...

So then I was started getting calls via my legitimate ad saying that the same car was far sale in Dublin for half the price. Obviously now I had coped on so I had a weekly phone call to Carzone getting them to remove the fake ad. It would reappear a few days later and again me phoning. Continued for a few months. Actually once I pretended to be a buyer and that I had sent the money via Western Union to mess around with him. He even set up an email address in my name which was weird. So I sent him the most abusive racist email ever to let off some steam.

2. A few months later one of the local Guards called to the house. Basically some clown in Galway actually fell for the ad and actually wired €15k to the fraudster's bank account without seeing the car or anything. So of course he reported to the Guards and my ID and address came up.

Now I was never under suspicion or anything and I gave a full statement explaining the above and yes I was clown for sending my photo ID etc.

The Guards were only going through the motions. Money was in Nigeria and well gone.
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Worlds Sharpest knife.
it is sharp, but the blade is so thin its almost useless, bends with any sort of pressure.
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