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David Bowie imposter financial scam (Rousse)

I couldn’t believe my luck when David Bowie befriended me on holiday. We sat at a picnic table in the sunshine to leaf through his sketchbook while discussing his musical influences. He was so caring that he even arranged for … Continue reading

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Amazon suede jacket scam (Rousse)

I received email confirmation that my newly-purchased suede jacket had been delivered to an address in Bedfordshire. This puzzled me – until I spotted the email address on the order: ‘duped@amazon.co.uk’. So that was £75 down the drain.

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Simon Cowell puts in a (fake) appearance (Rousse)

I was one of the few people who was in the know. This whole talent competition was a complete charade. Sure enough Simon Cowell had a hand in it, but the ‘contestants’ had no idea that he was only putting … Continue reading

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Social media scam targets patients (Rousse)

A tall, thin, grey-haired man approached me as I walked along the Old Edinburgh Road with TPR. When he addressed me as ‘Miss’ I knew that this was some kind of scam. He wanted to know about my last encounter … Continue reading

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Mac swap scam alert (Rousse)

Such was the value of my most recent research report that it had been translated into Swedish. I was about to boast about this when SL pointed out that it looked like someone had “swapped” Macs with me. The one … Continue reading

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Rousse’s timeshare scam

As we showered in the tiny hallway of the tatty shack at the end of a field I asked myself once again: how on earth had we been persuaded to buy a stake in this supposed “luxury” (but in reality … Continue reading

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Beware iPad cracked screen scam (Rousse)

Now that I had secured a top job in television my friends were much more interested in hearing about my work. At a university reunion dinner GW was intrigued at how I had managed to leap from one career to … Continue reading

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