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Watching TV the other day we caught one of these "Bank of Mummy or the Wife" type shows and we thought, "This is Debt Pron." I.e. peoples financial problems exploited for the voyeuristic pleasure of others. Then we thought, "We bet lots of people on B3ta have massive financial problems. Let's exploit them." So, confess them all. Dodgy credit cards, lending money to some bloke in the pub, visits from the bailiffs, using one card to pay off another. We want to wallow in your fiscal pain. So, what is your biggest money fuck up?

(, Thu 23 Nov 2006, 19:50)
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Never trust a man named ADAM JONES
Apologies if you are not the ADAM JONES but I felt I had better warn you all!

I was hired at the same time as an 18 year old called ADAM JONES to do the same job (IT Support), we got on quite well and it was fun. He told us how his ex girlfriend had run off with a large sum of money, and that he was in trouble with the bank, I had a few spare bob at the time (£1000) and offered to help him out if he got his wages paid straight to me next month. He agreed.

Pay day came and went and still no money, I was told by the finance director it wasn't possible so I give ADAM JONES my bank details so he can pay it in manually. Two weeks pass still no money, apparently he'd got my sort code wrong (despite me writing it down for him). Two weeks pass and ADAM JONES tells everyone that he's got bowel cancer, I stop bugging him for money as he's obviously got bigger things on his mind. Two months of him working intermittently between looking for hospitals, and being ill at home with his 'millionaire dad'. eventually he doesn't bother coming in any more.

Then we find out, he doesn't have cancer after contacting his grandparents, but in fact has done a runner. The police are called, and summons issued last week...I'm still waiting to hear from them.

Moral of this tale: if you can't keep up with the Jones' don't lend them a grand!

(apologies for length and boringness - if you see the twunt ADAM JONES give him a wet kipper slap from me!)
(, Tue 28 Nov 2006, 9:15, Reply)

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