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25 June 2011 - 1:51pm

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An online bingo pensioner claims £9,000 was stolen from her bank account and gambled at a bingo site. She is registered at this bingo site and claims that she only wagered £20 at any given time. She had a sick husband to care for and played bingo online because she couldn't get out.

She is now offering a cash reward to help identify the culprits. Complaints to the bingo sites, her financial institution and the Police have been ignored.

Just goes to show you how cautious we need to be. Have you ever been the victim of online theft or fraud and do you think this situation was fraud or the reality of gambling expenses crashing down?

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26 June 2011 - 11:09pm
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I take this woman's story with a huge grain of salt.

I mean what is more likely - someone stole money from her bank account and just happened to gamble it away at the same bingo site where she is a member using her account, or she did it herself? I remember reading about this one (last year some time I think) and the "thieves" even made a withdrawal for a few thousand - which went back into her bank account! She was claiming the old "someone hacked my wireless connection" defence, but to me it sounded far more likely that if it was true, it would have been someone who knew her and had access to her computer.

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27 June 2011 - 7:18am
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CL-Ed wrote:

I take this woman's story with a huge grain of salt.

I mean what is more likely - someone stole money from her bank account and just happened to gamble it away at the same bingo site where she is a member using her account, or she did it herself? I remember reading about this one (last year some time I think) and the "thieves" even made a withdrawal for a few thousand - which went back into her bank account! She was claiming the old "someone hacked my wireless connection" defence, but to me it sounded far more likely that if it was true, it would have been someone who knew her and had access to her computer.

I completely agree, to ignore every other circumstance, most of the complaining bingo players are pensioner women, far away from latest technologies and security systems. I do not want to appear a discriminator or biased, but sometimes they make so much noise and at the end it appears that their 17-year-old grandchild wanted an iPhone and withdrew their money lol I do not like such stories.....

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27 June 2011 - 4:40pm
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I really think the deposits caught up with her. She or someone in her family may have reviewed her finances and calculated how much she spent. We would all be shocked, surely, if we calculated the cash we've spent.

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28 June 2011 - 6:36am
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I really think the deposits caught up with her. She or someone in her family may have reviewed her finances and calculated how much she spent. We would all be shocked, surely, if we calculated the cash we've spent.

that's true, I think we'd better not know it and live happily lol

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30 June 2011 - 12:56pm
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For sure playborne. Ignorance is bliss! Blush

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30 June 2011 - 1:35pm
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but sometimes it leads us to the hell Devil Eat

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8 July 2011 - 8:03pm
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Oh just when /I start thinking how much I've lost..... I could have bought a car with that money lol

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9 July 2011 - 11:30am
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Oh just when /I start thinking how much I've lost..... I could have bought a car with that money lol

I know what you mean Sophia Coffee

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10 July 2011 - 6:07pm
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CL-Savannah it's so good that we are able to laugh at this topic Thumb Up Bu actually it is not fumy at all Vampire

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11 July 2011 - 8:36am
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LOL that's true, it is not funny, but at the same time it is.... lollol:D

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11 July 2011 - 5:28pm
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This is nothing to do with gambling, but I saw this on the news last night. A man, who has several collector cars, lost a bid on Ebay for a very nice collector car. He then received an email for a "second chance" at the car, telling him the first deal feel through, then offering him the car for a few thousand less than the original price. What a deal! Instead of signing into Ebay, as is advised, he corresponded with this person through email and sent the crook the money.

He was on the news to warn others and he realized he made a very stupid mistake! So, whenever we get those emails from E-bay, Paypal, even our banks, we should always go to the site and sign in, never through the email we receive, to see if it is truly legit. Seems like common sense, but sometimes we forget and that is when we end up in trouble.

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11 July 2011 - 8:14pm
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Thanks for sharing and warning !

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15 July 2011 - 2:54pm
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Oh my hope. That is just terrible. I could see how someone may believe that. It just goes to show that you can't trust anyone. You've got to be so careful.

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Oh yeah. My wife used to work for ebay. That sort of thing happens all the time and there is not much they can do to stop it. Never ever go for a private deal like that, there's a high chance that you will be ripped off.

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18 July 2011 - 8:33am
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That's so true, why engage in a private deal with someone you have no evidence to trust ?

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23 July 2011 - 5:46pm
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Hi Ed, I agree with you, the risk is so high that you've been ripped off.. I remember so many trials of such frauds, but in my case, luckily, all of them ended without excesses....

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