• Enraged
  • Embarrased
  • Drunk
  • Down
  • Depressed
  • Crying
  • Crazy
  • Cool
  • Cocky
  • Bemused
  • Awesome
  • Annoyed
  • Angry
  • Amused
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Wtf
  • Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
    Results 41 to 50 of 66

    Thread: Warning- buying pins

    1. #41
      Michi's Avatar
      Michi is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Mar 2016
      State
      Queensland
      Posts
      981
      Mentioned
      37 Post(s)
      Quoted
      342 Post(s)
      Australia

      Quote Originally Posted by Homepin View Post
      Yes, and it's arseholes like this making things harder and harder for the rest of us. Just recently here in China you now must provide ID to get a SIM. Won't be long and the same will apply in Australia.
      Most countries require ID to obtain a SIM, and I believe Australia is no exception. For the last two SIMs I bought (one recently, one around two years ago), I had to provide ID.

      Cheers,

      Michi.

    2. #42
      Brk_oth is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      State
      SA
      Posts
      170
      Mentioned
      6 Post(s)
      Quoted
      74 Post(s)
      Australia
      Quote Originally Posted by Michi View Post
      Most countries require ID to obtain a SIM, and I believe Australia is no exception. For the last two SIMs I bought (one recently, one around two years ago), I had to provide ID.

      Cheers,

      Michi.
      Yeah when getting a SIM you need the standard check of 100 points of ID

    3. #43
      Glenn70's Avatar
      Glenn70 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      May 2016
      State
      Victoria
      Posts
      351
      Mentioned
      5 Post(s)
      Quoted
      111 Post(s)
      Australia
      What about prepaid phones? Don't they have SIM cards already in them, ready to use? With the advancements in technology and quality and cheap cost of decent printers and scanners these days, it would not be too difficult obtain good genuine looking fake ID. The average teenager at Kmart wouldn't pick it when you buy the prepaid phone.

    4. #44
      ocyen's Avatar
      ocyen is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Mar 2014
      State
      Sydney, NSW
      Posts
      783
      Mentioned
      28 Post(s)
      Quoted
      262 Post(s)
      Australia
      He wasn't a very good scammer by the sounds of it! $7000 for a Monster Bash isn't the most temping offer he could have made.

      Having said that, if he said he wanted $1000 for it I would probably be too busy driving there as fast as I could instead of pre-checking the address!

    5. #45
      channelmaniac's Avatar
      channelmaniac is offline
      is Juggling too many tasks!
       
      Amused
       

      Join Date
      Sep 2012
      State
      Texas
      Posts
      201
      Mentioned
      4 Post(s)
      Quoted
      51 Post(s)
      United States
      This is why I love Texas...

      image.gif

      And, yes, if the deal seems shady we can meet in a public place or I bring a friend with me.

      I've never had an issue, but carry either a Kahr CW40 or a Ruger SR-40c when dealing with cash and strangers.

    6. #46
      Glenn70's Avatar
      Glenn70 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      May 2016
      State
      Victoria
      Posts
      351
      Mentioned
      5 Post(s)
      Quoted
      111 Post(s)
      Australia
      Quote Originally Posted by channelmaniac View Post
      This is why I love Texas...

      image.gif
      Ha ha, spot on. All you need is a photo and a laminator.

    7. #47
      channelmaniac's Avatar
      channelmaniac is offline
      is Juggling too many tasks!
       
      Amused
       

      Join Date
      Sep 2012
      State
      Texas
      Posts
      201
      Mentioned
      4 Post(s)
      Quoted
      51 Post(s)
      United States
      Quote Originally Posted by Glenn70 View Post
      Ha ha, spot on. All you need is a photo and a laminator.
      Except I have the real thing. This has all the protection elements that our drivers licenses have, including microprint and things that show up only under UV light.

    8. #48
      Gemini2544's Avatar
      Gemini2544 is offline
      is in the mancave today!
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      State
      Wimmera, Victoria
      Posts
      4,731
      Mentioned
      52 Post(s)
      Quoted
      1127 Post(s)
      Australia
      If you got jumped unexpectedly the crook would now have a gun & your cash. Best take a big mate with you. When these deals come up the first thing I do is Google the address to see the property in question.

    9. #49
      Mar's Avatar
      Mar is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Sep 2012
      State
      NSW
      Posts
      1,174
      Mentioned
      110 Post(s)
      Quoted
      459 Post(s)
      Australia
      Thanks @nasco62 for this timely reminder. Well done on spending the time to sniff this out too. It's scary to think that this can happen but it does, and I'm the kind of naive person that would blindly walk into something like this without a reminder of how crappy people are in the world.

      Quote Originally Posted by channelmaniac View Post
      This is why I love Texas...

      image.gif

      And, yes, if the deal seems shady we can meet in a public place or I bring a friend with me.

      I've never had an issue, but carry either a Kahr CW40 or a Ruger SR-40c when dealing with cash and strangers.
      I don't think it's appropriate to bring this up in this forum. In Australia this topic in particular is rather sensitive. I mean, in Texas if this happened you probably would have been shot as you got out of the car and your dead body robbed, because the criminal would be expecting (or at least anticipating the probability) someone carrying a concealed firearm. Rather than here where the likely worst case scenario is you get stabbed or beat up.

    10. #50
      Boots's Avatar
      Boots is online now
      is Tired
       
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Jul 2009
      State
      SA
      Posts
      2,134
      Mentioned
      51 Post(s)
      Quoted
      588 Post(s)
      Quote Originally Posted by Mar View Post
      Rather than here where the likely worst case scenario is you get stabbed or beat up.
      Hmmmm, there's a lot worse than that can happen, there's some sickos out there

    Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •