Wednesday 25 August 2010 8.37pm
Just thought I'd bring to everyone's attention this latest variation on an old scam.
My daughter's friend's mother was shopping in Debenhams last week and while there she pooped to the loo. She hung her handbag on the hook and someone, who must have been watching her go in, reached over, took the bag and made of with it. By the time she'd got her act together and reported it to customer services, the bag and the thief were long gone. Later that day she received a phone call, saying, 'It's Debenhams here. we've found your bag.' Much relieved, she hurried along to the store. I reckon you can guess the rest. Debenhams had made no such call, the call had come from the thieves. When she arrived home, she found it had been ransacked. Of course her bag had contained her house keys, address, phone number, in fact all the personal details the thieves required. They took everything of value including passports, etc. etc.
A sad tale Chalkey, but pooped to the loo was a doozy of a typo!