October 13th, 2009

What’s worse than scum?

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Whatever it is can be applied to the latest money-making ventures for the pondlife who don’t have the morals of a piece of shite.

Pretending to be from the water board so they can trick their way into someone’s house & steal whatever they can get their hands on is getting to be too much like hard work for a certain section of society. Their latest ruse is to ring old people up & pretend to be police officers. They tell their helpless victims that their bank accounts have been defrauded & the victim needs to give them their PIN numbers & leave all their bank cards out to be collected by an officer later.

Most people would, quite rightly smell a rat – nobody legitimate asks for your PIN number, not even your bank. The only reason for knowing a PIN number is to get cash from a cashpoint or pay for an item you’re buying when you are present. Sadly, a lot of our older folk are not crime-aware & can be too trusting & they reveal their PIN. Thinking they are helping the police, they also leave their bank cards to be collected by the scum.

This week, an 80-year-old woman from Essex had £28,000 removed from her accounts following this scam.

Now might be a good time to remind elderly relatives never to give out their PINs or any other personal information, come to that.

As for the people who do this, worse than scum.

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  1. pc hawkeye says:

    They prey on the vunerable of society and have no morals but do usually have a flatback tranny and a nice shiny caravan.

    October 13th, 2009 at 19:33

  2. copper bottom says:

    they do have morals- and a code of life…

    however, they dont apply to us…

    October 13th, 2009 at 19:48

  3. Weary says:

    Hmm, distraction burglars. I’m frequently baffled how it is they don’t everyday on waking think to themselves: “Hey, I make a living by stealing from helpless old people. Maybe it would better for everyone, myself included, if I were to nip out of my caravan [or house or flat - the word "caravan" just seemed to slip out there] and hang myself from the nearest tree”.

    October 13th, 2009 at 20:13

  4. Officer dibble says:

    Personally doubt if the ‘I’m from the Waterboard need to check your mains’ fraternity are one and the same as the ‘Phone call try for a PIN’ fraternity but bottom line they are scum none the less.

    October 13th, 2009 at 23:20

  5. Blueknight says:

    Years back some of our local ‘door knockers’ tried their luck in a far away town.They got arrested (of course) and when copies of the arrest mugshots arrived in the LIO’s office we were heartened to see that although they were always violent on arrest, the photos showed that they had come off a very poor second. Then we found out that the arresting officers were part of the Force rugby team who were working late because they had been playing a match in the afternoon.
    This story would have cheered up a few of the victim grannies as well if they had known.

    October 14th, 2009 at 00:20

  6. Tony F says:

    MTG, can I vote for you?

    October 14th, 2009 at 10:00

  7. Hogday says:

    Blueknight: Ah, `resisting arrest`, I remember it well.

    October 14th, 2009 at 10:45

  8. Hogday says:

    MTG: What about compulsory organ donation? Too radical?

    October 14th, 2009 at 10:46

  9. Hogday says:

    MTG; What about throwing in a variation; `absolution parole`, based on the donation of an organ suitable for transplant?

    October 14th, 2009 at 10:48

  10. Tom Gane says:

    Slightly of thread, but perhaps a useful reminder of policing prior to the current box ticking culture of today.

    Many years ago, I was a ‘mature’ student at Sheffield University. I had been allocated digs in Upper Hanover Street, a mere 5 minute walk to the Student Union bar, and from the main campus.

    One lazy Sunday morning, one of the blokes found a very distraught elderly lady outside of the digs and took her in. She had been mugged, and I set about treating her for shock (put the kettle on), while another of the residence called the police and reported the robbery.

    Within minutes two police officers arrived, and genltly questioned the victim. Within a very short time, they had established that the stolen handbag not only had evidence of her home address, but her house keys. Cue one officer on his talking broach, and another patrol en route to her home.

    Wonderous to behold.

    I’m sorry to go off track, but I liked it when police could go about policing, and not worry about ticking boxes. I would dearly love to commision blueknight to recruit his specialist team of rugby players and set about the door knockers and other scum sucking pondlife. Perhaps we could refer to them as the ‘Flying (tackle) Squad.’

    The message however is taken on board, and neighbours, family and friends given the heads up.

    October 14th, 2009 at 10:53

  11. PC A HUNN says:

    This sort of thing makes me sick to the soles of my feet. If it happened to an elderly relative of mine and I found out who had done it the bastard would dissapear but not until after I have driven a 12″ wooden tent peg through their scrotum. oooo blood boiling.

    We have racialy aggrivated offences, we have homophobic hate crimes. We should have elderly / vulnarably aggrivated offences these should carry minimum of 25 years in prison with no protective measures inside so that the bastards get beaten up and bum raped for their entire sentence.

    October 14th, 2009 at 15:32

  12. pc hawkeye says:

    My granny is 80 and fortunatly lives across the road,the amount of times I’ve nipped across to confront ‘men in flat backs’ knocking on her door. I’ve told her time and time again not to ever, ever , ever agree to buy anything off anybody who knocks on her door. Didn’t stop her coming over saying ”I’ve got to have a new roof, my house is falling down”. ” I’m having a new block driveway.””My guttering is blocked and needs renewing” though. All to be done proffesionally by ‘local’ ‘builders’ who ‘happen to be passing and noticed how bad her house was. needless to say i pigged them all off.

    October 14th, 2009 at 15:55

  13. copper bottom says:

    once I went to a 75-year old that had been pushed over and had her handbag stolen… I arrived to find her being comforted by a rough looking builder (he and his chums were working on the scaffold near to her home)… nice chap- rough as a bears bum – but good sort…

    i asked the usual q’s about the incident and when I got to description – the builder calmly stated that was not necessary… why? says I… hes in the skip… came the reply…

    I ran over to the skip to see an 18-year old male with a number of facial injuries looking VERY scared…

    after arresting and having a ‘pre-interview chat’ about the merits of counter-allegations (i said I can see it now- ‘so, can you tell the court what you had done immediately before you allege you were assaulted by my client?- sure, i had just robbed an 75-old woman of her pension… ;-)

    he decided not to go ahead…


    happy days…

    October 14th, 2009 at 21:24

  14. Louise says:

    Now might be a good time to remind elderly relatives never to give out their PINs or any other personal information, come to that.

    I think it would be a good time to arm our elderly relatives. Or give them bullets for their old WWII service revolvers.

    October 15th, 2009 at 12:00

  15. Tom Gane says:

    Copper bottom.

    Brilliant, I am still LOL.

    October 15th, 2009 at 14:36

  16. Tony F says:

    Copper bottom. :-D

    We had a similar one, all caught on CCTV. Some likely lad decided to nick some plant from a building site. He ended up in a skip for ‘protective custody’ until the Police arrived. I think the size of the foreman and a couple of brickies encouraged him to stay where he was put.

    October 15th, 2009 at 16:10

  17. rafanon says:

    Copper Bottom, that’s what makes me proud to be British!lol.

    October 16th, 2009 at 15:31

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