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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 30th Aug 06, 4:02 PM
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    hollydays
    • #2
    • 30th Aug 06, 4:02 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 4:02 PM
    keep him away from Damart then!
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 30th Aug 06, 4:04 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Aug 06, 4:04 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 4:04 PM
    Have you suggested he register with the Mailing Preference service?
  • jollyjarvis
    • #4
    • 30th Aug 06, 7:29 PM
    Tell me about it!
    • #4
    • 30th Aug 06, 7:29 PM
    Hi Toots,
    My Dad too is inundated with all that and more. He lost thousands on a fake lottery scam, then thousands more on fake shares. I thought I'd managed to get him under control and realise he was on a sucker list and be careful with his post and telephone, then when checking his statement while he was on holiday (naughty, but the only way I felt I could help) I found that he'd been sending off around six hundred pounds a month to various scams. He's seventy four and, no matter how hard I try, just doesn't get it.
    I've asked for help from his bank, the post office, and the police but to no avail. I've even printed out leaflets and articles from the internet naming the companies that he's involved with. :confused: All I can do is keep plugging away and hope something clicks before he loses everything!
    JJ
    PS The mailing and telephone preference services are of no use as these mailings aren't from genuine companies.
  • jollyjarvis
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    • 30th Aug 06, 7:43 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 7:43 PM
    My Dad "understood" that they were scams too. What he did then, and what a lot of people in his circumstances apparently do, is hide all the letters from me. I'm not saying that's the case with your Dad, but it might be worth checking up on him. The scams come in many varieties and change all the time!
    Good Luck!
    • elona
    • By elona 30th Aug 06, 7:48 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 7:48 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 7:48 PM
    My dad died two weeks ago and is still getting letters saying how "lucky" he is going to be.

    Wow - what a gift of clairvoyance!!!!!
    "This site is addictive!"
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  • jollyjarvis
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    • 30th Aug 06, 8:46 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 8:46 PM
    Hi Toots,
    My Dad had a disputed credit card transaction from a company in Amsterdam. Fortunately he was right on it, and got a refund. He'd given out his credit card number to a company that had called and they'd taken money off his card under a different name. Those company names on your Dad's statements are possibly the same person or group of people passing around the details. They'll take small amounts at a time and will hopefully acrue more cash over time without the credit card company getting suspicious and checking with the card owner.
    We're dealing with some of the world's best con artists and with little or no help.
    In Australia their mail service blocks any dodgy mail before it gets to the householder. It's a shame our own mail service is more concerned with the profits that they're making off these criminals.
  • Turning_into_scrooge
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    • 2nd Sep 06, 12:38 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 06, 12:38 AM
    South Wales Constabulary were investigating these parasites a few years ago, not sure whether or not they still are but you could check by asking at your local police station. These letters are illegal, they also tend to send them out to housing association and council houses thinking that the tenants will not have a lot of money, or are elderly, so if they sent £30 they will win the lottery - er not. I can across an elderly lady recently who has been sending money to one of these and waiting for her win but she can't send any more money as she has none left. These so called clairvoyants are as psychic as a lead brick. Don't reply to them otherwise they will know they have hit correctly and will bombard you with more and more and more. They were also featured on Watchdog too but quite a few years ago now. Chuck them in the bin and tell dad not to worry, nothig bad is going to happen if he doesn't reply.
    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 2nd Sep 06, 12:43 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 06, 12:43 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 06, 12:43 AM
    The recent psychics fair has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
    Happy chappy
    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 2nd Sep 06, 12:01 PM
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    It makes me despair of the human race sometimes with all these criminals ripping off people. If they are that good at running a business why not operate a legitimate company instead of trying to steal from the less fortunate? I hope these con-artists get what they deserve and get locked up for a long time, with all their ill-gotten gains confiscated. I know it's unlikely to happen , but we can live in hope.
  • exel1966
    I saw it coming and was able to stop mine !!
    • elona
    • By elona 4th Sep 06, 9:50 AM
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    They are still sending letters to my dad (he died on the 14th of August) telling him he is going to be very lucky!!!!!

    I do not call a four month struggle with the most aggressive form of leukaemia Lucky!!!

    I now no longer believe in mail order unsolicited astrologers (if I ever did)
    "This site is addictive!"
    Wooligan 2 squares for smoky - 3 squares for HTA
    Preemie hats - 2.
  • Turning_into_scrooge
    Toots

    Don't reply any more, they now know they have scored a hit and they will just bombard you with more and more. Pop into your local police station and aske then to contact souuth wales constabulary and see what came of the investigation into this and if its still on going. I would do it for you but my contact isn't around at the mo.
  • moffat
    a possible remedy
    Hi (first time post). I am a solicitor with a 79-yr old widower client who has been fleeced of evry last penny and more by prize scammers and clairvoyants, including the amazing Anthony Carr who can send up to six letters a day.

    I am thinking of bringing a "test case" action for damages under the recent Protection From Harassment Act. If it succeeds it might make some of these dreadful predators think twice.

    All I need is an "address for service" (other than the PO Box in Surrey). Can anyone give me a pointer?
  • Turning_into_scrooge
    Try South Wales Constabulary. They investigated this a few years back what came of it i don't know but they put a request on on radio that hit the Midlands aw well asking for anyone who had received these letters to hand them in at the local police station or post them to them. I would start here as they should have the info you need and i wish you the best of luck stopping these parasites.
  • D&DD
    My recently widowed Father in law recieved a letter a few weeks ago,handwritten from a Roseanna Shaw..claiming to know all that had happened to him in the last year.He binned it and then 2 weeks later recieved another saying she just urgently needed to tell him he will win a large sum of money on the 5th Dec...He sent her a cheque for 20 before he told me about it...As far as I know he's had nothing back yet will update if I hear anything.
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  • wantmemoney
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    Toronto-based Anthony Carr, "the world's most documented psychic,"
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  • Darksun
    Doesn't the Fradulant Mediums Act 1951 play a part in this?
    • superscaper
    • By superscaper 19th Nov 06, 11:51 PM
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    Fradulant Mediums Act 1951
    by Darksun
    Always amuses me hearing that, surely fraudulant is a redundant word when used with mediums.
    • Becles
    • By Becles 20th Nov 06, 8:02 AM
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    Becles
    I keep getting letters from clairvoyants addressed to my old married name.

    They can't be that good if they don't know I stopped using that name in 2002 when I divorced, and used my maiden name until I married again in April this year :rolleyes:
    Here I go again on my own....
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