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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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Not me personally, but
we've just had to change our policy for taking direct insurance claims at the vet's where I work. Direct claims are for people with very large bills, so the insurance company can pay the vet's directly instead of the client paying us and then claiming back from the insurance company.

The reason for the change was that one client ran up a bill of about £600 and asked for a direct claim. Fine - we take the claim form, fill out our bit and send it back to the client to send to the insurance company (making sure they've signed and ticked the box to pay the vet, not the policyholder).

One lot of people we did this for, however, changed the form back to have themselves paid, and promptly pulled a disappearing act. So. Not only did they get an op costing around £600 for free, they also earned themselves this amount off the insurance company to put towards their next holiday or car.

To avoid getting conned again we now send the forms direct to the insurance company, who weren't too happy about the whole incident either.
(, Fri 19 Oct 2007, 10:54, Reply)

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