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Author Topic: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain

Offline Nova

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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #20 on: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 19:45 »
Hang on, I thought it was [you]'s fault.

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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #21 on: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 19:49 »
It's like Jim Carrey in The Mask:  "Somebody stop me!"

Seriously, it has me in side-splitting laughter.  Easily amused.

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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #22 on: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 19:51 »
Am I right in thinking this stupid thing will only work if the @ button is used to highlight the name?


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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #23 on: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 20:06 »
Am I right in thinking this stupid thing will only work if the @ button is used to highlight the name?

No it's nothing to do with the @.  The @ still works normally, in fact it's incompatible with the YOU button - thank god  :great:  The stupid thing only works when somebody puts the button into their post.

Looks like it could soon be removed though  :D
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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #24 on: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 20:08 »
No. When you are typing a response just add the little person who is immediately to the right of the "off topic" button which is just under all the emotes above where you are typing.
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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #25 on: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 20:09 »
There is one of these companies advertising on the radio to "help" people claim if they have been taken ill on holiday.  I've heard the advert a number of times.
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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #26 on: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 10:13 »
Article in the Grauniad

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But last year Miguel was hit by around 200 claims alleging food poisoning. Every single one was from a British holidaymaker, with not a single complaint coming from the Germans or the Dutch. None of the Brits complained to the hotel at the time; all the claims were lodged by UK claims management companies once the holiday-makers returned home.
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κατθάνοισα δὲ κείσῃ οὐδέ ποτα μναμοσύνα σέθεν ἔσσετ' οὐδὲ †ποκ'†ὔστερον• οὐ γὰρ πεδέχῃς βρόδων τῶν ἐκ Πιερίας•

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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #27 on: Sat 1 Jul 2017, 12:10 »
This could just as easily go on the 'What I Hate About Facebook' page but here we go.

As some of you know, my son & daughter-in-law recently spent a week in Tenerife visiting me.

Guess what popped up on her timeline?  :whistle:

 until I return to Tenerife! :toothygrin:

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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #28 on: Sun 2 Jul 2017, 19:18 »
From the DM, apparently a lot of cases are being dropped after the threat of prosecution from the Spanish. Good move.

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Re: The scam that Brits use to pay for their holiday in Spain
« Reply #29 on: Sun 2 Jul 2017, 20:00 »
actually I'm pleased ... lying conniving thieving scum ...
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