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Home Watch Warning

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Home Watch Warning

I have posted these before as a warning. This is a warning issued by the Police in Crewe but may well apply to other areas and worth looking out for as it may be in your area next. The first one is very worrying
LADIES PLEASE READ - MEN PLEASE FORWARD TO LADIES YOU KNOW
A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female putting petrol in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time. Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and realized that the odour was on her hand; the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the service station.
She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to ask for help. The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath. Apparently, there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her. This drug is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them. This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards. So take heed and make sure you don't accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets. This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services.
2.) Telephone Incident
Dear all
If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing any numbers.
There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your 'SIM' card and make calls at your expense.
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Re: Home Watch Warning

I'm pretty sure both of these are urban legends  Undecided
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one sounds nonsensical.  i'd need more information to evaluate.
two sounds plausible and i'd end any call initiated by someone i didn't know, be it mobile or landline.
urban legends abound and it would not surprise me if these two didn't fall into that category.
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You beat me to it adie  Wink
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First time for everything  Grin
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you also beat me, only just got up and went to bed at 23:20  Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Home Watch Warning

So, the questions are;
Are the police in Crewe really *that* naive?
Are "Home Watch Coordinators" really *that* naive?
Or is it just a deliberate repeat of a weak joke?
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Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Errrm..... No3, James. "Deliberate repeat of a weak joke"
Get these things all the while on Facebook, Myspace, etc etc etc. And they crop up from time to time on the forum that I moderate.
A quick Google reveals all in most cases. Wink
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I'd go for option 1...
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We can all be naive sometime in our life. How many people were brought up believing eating carrots is good for your eyesight.
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^ True.
And how many of us believed in Father Christmas?.......... More to the point, how many of us still believe in Father Christmas?


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Why wouldn't you?
I mean, assuming that he does exist, it may be possible to prove that he does.
Assuming that he doesn't, it would be impossible to prove that he doesn't.
Therefore logically, we have to assume existence.
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I think not; Scientific Proof Father Christmas Doesn’t Exist  Grin

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well I think this one is true  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7990485.stm