New ways of STEALING…

March 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ESPECIALLY LOOK AT SCENE THREE…

SCENE 1.

A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker. After the workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open, and thought to himself, ‘Funny, I thought I locked the locker…

Hmm, ‘He dressed and just flipped the wallet to make sure all was in order. Everything looked okay – all cards were in place…

A few weeks later his credit card bill came – a whooping bill of $14,000!

He called the credit card company and started yelling at them, saying that he did not make the transactions.

Customer care personnel verified that there was no mistake in the system And asked if his card had been stolen…

‘No,’ he said, but then took out his wallet, pulled out the credit card, and yep – you guessed it – a switch had been made.

An expired similar credit card from the same bank was in the wallet.

The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.

Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he did not report the card missing earlier, he would have to pay the amount owed to them.

How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy?

$9,000! Why were there no calls made to verify the amount swiped?

Small amounts rarely trigger a ‘warning bell’ with some credit card companies. It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to a big one!

SCENE 2.

A man at a local restaurant paid for his meal with his credit card. The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress folded the receipt And passed the credit card along.

Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket. Funny enough, though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it was the expired card of another person.

He called the waitress and she looked perplexed. She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the watchful eye of the man.

All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong expired card to the counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card.

No exchange of words — nothing!

SCENE 3:

Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to pick up an order that I had called in. I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is linked directly to my checking account.

The young man behind the counter took my card, swiped it, then laid it on the counter as he waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure.

While he waited, he picked up his cell phone and started dialing.

I noticed the phone because it is the same model I have, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Then I heard a click that sounded like my phone sounds when I take a picture.

He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he was still pressing buttons.

Meanwhile, I’m thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of, oblivious to what was really going on. It then dawned on me: the only thing there was my credit card, so now I’m paying close attention to what he is doing..

He set his phone on the counter, leaving it open.

About five seconds later, I heard the chime that tells you that the picture has been saved.

Now I’m standing there struggling with the fact that this boy just took a picture of my credit card.

Yes, he played it off well, because had we not had the same kind of phone, I probably would never have known what happened.

Needless to say, I immediately canceled that card as I was walking out of the pizza parlor.

Never let your card out of your sight…

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Man’s Fitbit chart reveals his heart rate DECREASED after his ex moved out (and he concludes he’s better off without her) “While most break-ups lead to angst and heartache, one man has managed to scientifically prove that he is better off without his ex. Reddit user johnnybags has shared the results of an activity monitor that appear to show his heart rate dramatically decreasing throughout the month in which his girlfriend moved out of their house. He took to the internet in the early hours of Monday morning to share a screen grab from his Fitbit, a wearable device that tracks and records your sleep patterns, movement and heart rate. According to the device, his heart rate dropped from 75 beats per minute to just 61 over a period of 30 days – suggesting the break-up has made him calmer and more relaxed. WellAdjustedOutlaw said: ‘Well, at least you have the data to prove you’re better off without her!'”

‘What have I done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?’: “A woman who was propositioned by a stranger she met online has fired back with a hilarious message inspired by The Godfather. The anonymous woman responded to being asked for sex on OkCupid by a man she had never met, who is believed to be from Vienna, Virginia, by hitting back with a Don Corleone quote from the 1972 classic, blasting: ‘You don’t ask with respect. You don’t even think to call me Godfather.’ However, her would-be suitor was apparently not a Francis Ford Coppola fan, as the Godfather references were completely lost on him. Ignoring the Godfather references, he admitted: ‘You are scaring me a lot.’ The woman’s comeback was borrowed from a famous scene starring Mafioso Don Corleone and Amerigo Bonasera, in which the latter asks Dorleone – the ‘Godfather’ – to kill two young men who have brutally attacked his daughter. Corleone reprimands Bonasera for asking such a big favour without showing proper respect”

Café owner threatens to post CCTV footage on Facebook of a couple who left without paying: “Paul Stenson, proprietor of The White Moose Café in Dublin, took to Facebook at the weekend to shame two people who had allegedly walked out without paying for their breakfast at the hotel venue. After threatening to upload CCTV footage of them, the unnamed couple phoned the restaurant to settle the bill, claiming that they had thought it had been included in the price of their overnight stay at the adjoining Charleville Lodge. But Paul insisted they were fully aware it was an additional cost and launched a further attack on the unnamed customers on the venue’s Facebook page. And it has resulted in a surge of support for the venue, with people saying they want to visit just because of the Facebook posts – and some don’t even live in the same country.”

Bananaman to the rescue! Reveller in fancy dress chases naked man through city centre on night out: “When you see Bananaman chasing a naked man down a busy street you have to question whether you’re dreaming. But this was a sight many in Birmingham witnessed when a streaker larked about a main street in nothing but his birthday suit before a reveller dressed as Bananaman got involved. Hilarious video footage shows the naked man sitting in the city’s main Golden Mile before getting up and dashing madly down the road with seemingly no care for his safety as police sirens sound in the background. Suddenly a man in fancy dress as comic book hero Bananaman darts out from the corner of the screen and runs towards the streaker. Eventually police officers caught up with the 47-year-old man and forced him to spend the night in the cells.”

Mystery of the ‘pink lake’ solved: “On the largest island in Western Australia’s Recherche Archipelago sits a picture of the surreal. A bright pink lake called Lake Hillier has entranced both tourists and scientists for years, with the latter speculating that its bubble-gum hue is likely the result of salt-loving algae. In a new investigation, researchers confirmed the presence of these and many other ‘extremophile’ microbes that contribute to the lake’s unusual colour. Among the many microbes collected in the Lake Hillier samples, the researchers found Dunaliella salina, the algae long thought to be the culprit behind the pink waters. D. salina produces pigment compounds called carotenoids, helping it to absorb sunlight. These compounds also give the algae a reddish-pink colouring”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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