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    • deadendwaterfall
    • By deadendwaterfall 12th Aug 18, 8:08 PM
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    Barclays debit card scam
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    • 12th Aug 18, 8:08 PM
    Barclays debit card scam 12th Aug 18 at 8:08 PM
    Just saw a discussion about it on Digital Spy: https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2293506/barclays-debit-cards

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    • colsten
    • By colsten 12th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 8:13 PM


    Molton Keynes.

    Sure.

    Posting my card now.
    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 12th Aug 18, 8:19 PM
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    Shakin Steve
    • #3
    • 12th Aug 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 8:19 PM
    It's cash that usually burns a hole in my pocket.
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 12th Aug 18, 8:22 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Aug 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 8:22 PM
    It's like they aren't even making an effort with these scams anymore. Eric Smith Bangalore. Ffs.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • TheShape
    • By TheShape 12th Aug 18, 8:46 PM
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    TheShape
    • #5
    • 12th Aug 18, 8:46 PM
    • #5
    • 12th Aug 18, 8:46 PM
    Sounds like a sensible precushion against a pocket fire!
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 12th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
    Do you think any of Barclay's 'costomers' will fall for it?
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 12th Aug 18, 10:15 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th Aug 18, 10:15 PM
    • #7
    • 12th Aug 18, 10:15 PM
    Do you think any of Barclay's 'costomers' will fall for it?
    Originally posted by surreysaver
    Don't you mean "costumers"

    Thay are definitely a dodgy outfit and trying it on
    • waamo
    • By waamo 12th Aug 18, 10:21 PM
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    • #8
    • 12th Aug 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:21 PM
    The guy at the post office said he didn't think the address looked real when I tried to send mine back.
    This space for hire.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 12th Aug 18, 10:40 PM
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    • #9
    • 12th Aug 18, 10:40 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:40 PM
    Is a "precushion" something you get before you buy a cushion?
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 13th Aug 18, 12:00 AM
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    eskbanker
    Is a "precushion" something you get before you buy a cushion?
    Originally posted by TadleyBaggie
    A PIN cushion presumably....
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 13th Aug 18, 8:18 AM
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    robatwork
    This isn't a scam. It's been made up by someone (not Indian) from these fair Isles with something missing from their life. The typos are all too deliberate. Pathetic.
    • Zero Sum
    • By Zero Sum 13th Aug 18, 8:19 AM
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    PIN number?
    Though most people do tend to say the double number, dont think ive ever seen it on official bank docs
    • nyermen
    • By nyermen 13th Aug 18, 9:19 AM
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    nyermen
    Destroyed immediately upon a rival? I guess they could pile the cards inside the HSBC building next door, and then burn it down
    Peter

    Debt free - finally finished paying off 20k + Interest.
    • NotRichAtAll
    • By NotRichAtAll 13th Aug 18, 9:50 AM
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    Eric smith in Bangalore

    bad wording , would make me just bin this anyway
    • Vortigern
    • By Vortigern 13th Aug 18, 12:01 PM
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    Vortigern
    Was that letter dated April 1st ?
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 13th Aug 18, 12:52 PM
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    eddddy
    This isn't a 'real' scam - it's somebody having a joke.

    Maybe they're hoping that their creation goes viral.

    http://www.retailhellunderground.com/my_weblog/2018/08/english-is-hard-debit-card-safety-recall.html

    https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasanattempt/comments/96fxos/to_steal_your_debit_card_and_pin_number/
    • sully1311
    • By sully1311 13th Aug 18, 6:04 PM
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    sully1311
    If anyone falls for that letter they deserved to be scammed.
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 14th Aug 18, 8:05 AM
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    nic_c
    Yes, its too well constructed for the misspelling puns to be accidental
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