Archive for the ‘Scam’ Category

British taxpayers have lost millions because of a gigantic fortune telling scam. And we’re set to lose even more money because, despite overwhelming evidence, people still refuse to accept that they’re being ripped off. A group of con artists are running a racket that costs the British taxpayer £170 million a year. It employs 1,500 staff […]


I stood accused of murder. It was 5am, two police officers were waiting for me when I arrived at the radio station. This all happened in 1998, I was presenting the Breakfast Show on 2CRFM on England’s South Coast. It all started innocently enough when the owners of the radio station booked the former Radio […]


I’ve met a lot of interesting characters at live radio station events over the years. I think my favourite is the sound engineer who gets there early and removes the main fuse from the generator that’s connected to the hot food stall he most likes the look of. As the food place is setting up, […]


When you’ve just spent twenty five hours squashed into an economy class seat and a few more hours in airports changing planes between Sydney and New York via Auckland, Honolulu and Los Angeles, the thing you look forward to the most is a nice hotel room and a comfortable bed. Unfortunately, that’s not what we […]


Crab Apple

04Jun14

“Do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, the way you said you would do it”. That is the number one rule for life and business according to Larry Winget, who describes himself as, ‘The pitbull of personal development’. Larry is right because whenever an individual or organisation doesn’t […]


If you say you have an “open mind” to the possibility that some humans have paranormal powers, you actually have a closed mind. Your mind is closed to the fact that there is a total lack of evidence that such powers exist. If you think that there’s a chance that even one person on earth […]


“Hey, Macca, how hard would it be to gatecrash a parade?” That’s what Tony, one of my regular callers asked me one night. It was 1996, I did the 7pm to midnight shift, week nights on 2GO on the New South Wales Central Coast. The annual Gosford City Christmas Parade was coming up and after […]


Fencing

01Apr14

Have you heard that after the recent storms there’s a shortage of fence panels? It’s such a big problem that fence panels are being stolen and sold on the black market. I suppose you’d have to take that stolen bit of fence to a, fence. Let me condense; to de-fence is an offence without a […]


Politicians can’t seem to grasp the fact that THEY WORK FOR US. They’re always behaving as if we work for them. In Paris on Monday, only cars with odd-numbered number plates were allowed to drive. It’s supposed to reduce pollution. This is where politics becomes sinister. No one wants pollution but cars run on fossil […]


Dirty Windows

13Jan14

I’ve had enough of Windows computers. Every time I buy a new one, it comes with a different operating system that doesn’t work properly with the programs I ran on the computer it replaced. There’s a constant threat of viruses, spyware & malware. The terror of being wiped out by a virus is used to make […]


Julie got caught out by a bogus phone call today. It was someone claiming to be from Vodafone. They said they’d looked at the calls we make and data we’ve been using and could switch us to a cheaper plan. Before they could do that, they needed to ask a few security questions. These included […]


Strange Policy

19Nov13

I don’t understand why people buy so much insurance. One of the blokes who came around to give us a quote on moving house told me that he owns a rare numbered copy of The Beatles White Album signed by all four Beatles. He stuck his chest out and said, “I’ve got it insured for […]


“A fool and his money are soon parted”. I thought about that phrase today when I opened another scam email. I’ve lost count of how many times that Nigerian Prince has promised me a share of his fortune, how many prize draws I’ve won that I don’t remember entering and I’m pretty sure it can’t […]