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08-08-2019, 17:12   #61
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A few:

1. I spent €250.00 on an elaborate penis extender kit that ended up in a skip within the month about 10 years ago;

2. The hooker who was a post op Male to Female. To be fair, I was sober and still wasn't 100% sure but it was. I can't say it was a terrible experience though. She was very pretty and a great body.

Many more will come to mind.
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08-08-2019, 17:14   #62
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A few:

1. I spent €250.00 on an elaborate penis extender kit that ended up in a skip within the month about 10 years ago;

2. The hooker who was a post op Male to Female. To be fair, I was sober and still wasn't 100% sure but it was. I can't say it was a terrible experience though. She was very pretty and a great body.

Many more will come to mind.
There’s more? Than those?
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‘Lending’ all my confirmation money to my mother in 1985

Turns out it wasn’t a ‘loan’ as I never got it back.... #bitter
My mother took my confirmation money in 1992 to 'put in the bank'.
Five years later my brother was allowed spend his on a bike.

Almost 30 years later and she still thinks that the sun shines out of her golden boy's arse.
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08-08-2019, 17:22   #64
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About 13 at the time got caught with the leather belt trick by the usual suspects at the annual point to point. £10 lost which was a fortune to me!
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??? How's that scam then.
I really want to know what this leather belt trick is
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08-08-2019, 17:34   #66
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Came home one day and our Dad asked me to take a look at a letter he’d received that morning. It was a letter addressed to him congratulating him on his win in the National Spanish Lottery.

It was all written with official and professional looking graphics. To say he was delighted was putting it mildly. He’d “won” €250,000. He was cordially invited to ring the attached number in order to arrange collection of his winnings. Now this was a man who is a self-proclaimed genius so I let it go for a few minutes. I could have told him that the real Spanish lottery was “El Lottoria De Espana” or something and he’d have believed me so gullible he is. Knowing he’d never set foot on Spanish soil, I asked him “You never told us you’d been to Spain”. He said he hadn’t been there at all and so I said “So how the hell did manage to win the Spanish lottery so?” He was convinced he’d won and he was warned to not ring the number and to throw it in the bin. Ten years on, he probably still thinks he won.
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08-08-2019, 17:52   #67
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I was intoxicated on a particular pharmaceutical remedy one night, walking back home through the city-centre in something of a zig-zag pattern , and was apprehended by a plain-clothes citizen with a strong inner-city accent who said his name was Garda John O'Brien. He ordered me to show him my backpack, and then turn around and face the wall. He then went through my pockets, and ordered me to sit on the ground.

Still feeling convivial from the night's proceedings, and grinning like I had an advanced case of tetanus, I decided to humour him, and sat cross-legged on the ground while he went rifling through my backpack. The strange thing is, I knew he wasn't a real Guard, but was in no mood for an argument to spoil my night. On some level, I think I even thought we might be friends and maybe this would be an amusing story I could tell at his wedding.

I was still capable of some cognitive tasks, however, because I did a quick mental inventory of what was in the bag -- nothing important, just a raincoat and a newspaper,and I deliberately don't carry a wallet (to avoid incidents like this), so no biggie. He went off empty-handed and I went home to bed.

I woke up next morning having forgotten the whole thing, after checking my personal phone, reached for my work phone. But It wasn't on the locker. It wasn't in the kitchen. Nor the bathroom, nor my jeans -- and then I saw the open, empty backpack on the floor. It turns out I really didn't have any basic cognitive intelligence, and of course I'd had my work phone out, and of course he'd stolen 700 euro of phone which was absolutely useless to him anyway, as it was locked. And the Guards* tell me that once it's blocked, it can't be unblocked unless the phone leaves Europe.

*Obviously I didn't tell them the whole story. In the sanitised version, it was an opportunistic pilfering.


I didn't get the phone back, and tbh, I didn't deserve to.
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08-08-2019, 18:11   #68
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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

You're right, they could have been. After my purchase I think there were only one or two more positive feedbacks and everything else was suddenly negative. They left me positive feedback after the goods were 'sent' so I didn't realise that something was up until a week or two later. After that there was a month of solely negative feedback and then there seemed to be no further activity on their account.


It definitely made me more cautious about purchasing on eBay.
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I really want to know what this leather belt trick is
Belt is rolled up and you are asked to pick the centre -usually with a biro or something, the belt is then opened , and invariably you lose .
The scam is switching the ends of the belt as it is unwound.
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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.



It was a loan. He left the country not long after. Funny, he was back last week, saw him walking the town. It is a fair price to see what he is like. Will never get it back.
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You're right, they could have been. After my purchase I think there were only one or two more positive feedbacks and everything else was suddenly negative. They left me positive feedback after the goods were 'sent' so I didn't realise that something was up until a week or two later. After that there was a month of solely negative feedback and then there seemed to be no further activity on their account.


It definitely made me more cautious about purchasing on eBay.
Happened to me recently with wireless earphones. Every day the battery lasted a little less until around 3 weeks later, they'd only last ten mins. The reviews were pretty much all good when I was looking at it on Amazon, possibly too good when I re-read them. Left a scathing review, but a couple of days later the page was gone
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Is there anyone who doesn’t get scammed in the whole cryptocurrency scam - apart from the scammers at the top of the ponzi of course?
Been a boon for me tbh.
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"it'll make you wealthy beyond your wildest dreams" they said.

Fcukin con artists.
Grumble grumble.
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Once got given back stage passes to a Mariah concert....

There was no concert. But my god there is a Mariah!
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