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Old 07.09.2015, 01:01
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Rule No.1 - Anyone in the street asking for money should be ignored.
Rule No.2 - See Rule No.1
Well, except my wife who is walking next to me, suddenly spotted something interesting in the female department but left her wallet at home.
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Old 07.09.2015, 01:20
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Rule No.1 - Anyone in the street asking for money should be ignored.
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Well, except my wife who is walking next to me, suddenly spotted something interesting in the female department but left her wallet at home.
I rest my case.
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Old 07.09.2015, 01:36
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Re: And he didn't called

The good news is "You did a good deed" The bad news is "You got Fecked "


But don`t feel bad In my age get Fecked would be good news
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Old 07.09.2015, 01:40
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you did it wrong. you lend him the 100 and say you will keep the 1000 for security and give 900 back to him later when he calls.

For CHF100 I lend you my HP printer , but you have to buy the ink
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Old 07.09.2015, 01:53
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Re: And he didn't called

Lets hope this thread gets 1000 entry we then donate $ 0.10 per entry , for having a good laugh
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Old 07.09.2015, 02:49
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Re: And he didn't called

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It could very well be that the 1000 CHF bills were fake though
But what a story you would have!
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Old 07.09.2015, 03:32
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Re: And he didn't called

Many (if not most)places around here do not accept 1000 notes . My bar doesnt accept it (not legal but I have the right to refuse service to anyone ....)

I wouldnt have done it as there is way to many scams these days. I always see the "deaf" ones collecting money to build a school or something. They are mute until they turn away and you follow them. first thing to come out is their phone and low and behold Sound coming out....

I'd say lesson learned.
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Re: And he didn't called

This is when people who perhaps have a good and genuine heart get bullied.
It is not a mistake when someone want to help other, right?

Anyway Chao, I think this is one of those scamming methods. Sorry for your lost. I know CHF 100 is a huge amount of money for a student. Be careful next time!
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Old 07.09.2015, 09:11
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Rule No.1 - Anyone in the street asking for money should be ignored.
Rule No.2 - See Rule No.1
This, this and this.

I seriously do not understand how people can be so trusting when all the alarm bells should be ringing hearing such BS stories on the street.

Sounds like it was actually an important experience for the OP to have, and I would just forget the police and consider it 100chf well spent on a valuable life lesson.

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It is not a mistake when someone want to help other, right?
It is a mistake if the request for help is not genuine, yes. No-one ever (with very few exceptions) asks for money on the street unless they are homeless or up to no good.

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Old 07.09.2015, 09:31
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True. But a professional scammer, or a scamming racket, is one.
Are you for real?

"Oh thank you Mr Police Officer. I felt so bad because I lost that poor student's number. Here is his money. Have a good day."

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Even the previous ones or even the ones before that are exchangeable, over 80% of the Swiss Currency is 1000 CHF notes.
To be a bit more precise:
the fifth banknote series http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/his...history_serie5 from 1956 had to be exchanged by 30.4.2000 (over 15 years ago) and is now worthless aside from any value as a collector's item.

Only the previous to current http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/his...history_serie8 (eighth) issued http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/his...history_serie6 (the sixth) series from 1976 is still valid for exchange at the Swiss National Bank until 30.4.2020 (so less than 5 years left to do it). Remember the owl? http://www.moneypedia.de/images/3/3b/Schweiz_50_a.jpg

The following http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/his...history_serie7 (seventh) series from 1984 was never put into circulation!

Overview: http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/his...story_overview
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If someone has multiple grand but cannot find out how to get a hundred out of those grand to pay for gas - something's fishy.
Inability to pay for gas with a grand? Pfft.


You got screwed over. Do not let it happen again. If someone claims to not have change but is running around with wads of cash, it's their problem to find out how to use it, do not make it yours.
If someone asks for money for food, offer them food, not money. If they decline food, that's their problem. Not yours.
When I first came to Zurich I got two 1000 notes myself and had a hard time spending it. That's why I didn't smell that part.

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Many (if not most)places around here do not accept 1000 notes . My bar doesnt accept it (not legal but I have the right to refuse service to anyone ....)

I wouldnt have done it as there is way to many scams these days. I always see the "deaf" ones collecting money to build a school or something. They are mute until they turn away and you follow them. first thing to come out is their phone and low and behold Sound coming out....

I'd say lesson learned.
That sounds like Paris.

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But what a story you would have!
Imaging the worse. I became a bank and change his 1000 note myself...

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... and here's an old tale from the Black Country:
I totally did not get the Black Country story.

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Old 07.09.2015, 10:32
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I totally did not get the Black Country story.
A sovereign was a gold coin of high value. The inhabitants of Darlaston had never seen one before, and were marvelling at it in the street.


A canny visitor from Bilston came along and wondered what they were doing. Upon seeing the gold sovereign, he told them that it was a "red hot shilling", that is, a coin of much lower value (although still relatively high value to the impoverished inhabitants of Darlaston). He gave a shilling to the assembled crowd, who headed off down the pub with it, and offered to sit and wait for the "red hot shilling" to cool down a bit.


When the crowd had dispersed, he pocketed the gold sovereign and walked away with a smile.
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A sovereign was a gold coin of high value. The inhabitants of Darlaston had never seen one before, and were marvelling at it in the street.


A canny visitor from Bilston came along and wondered what they were doing. Upon seeing the gold sovereign, he told them that it was a "red hot shilling", that is, a coin of much lower value (although still relatively high value to the impoverished inhabitants of Darlaston). He gave a shilling to the assembled crowd, who headed off down the pub with it, and offered to sit and wait for the "red hot shilling" to cool down a bit.


When the crowd had dispersed, he pocketed the gold sovereign and walked away with a smile.
Doesn't seems related to my experiences...
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Doesn't seems related to my experiences...

I'm beginning to understand why you had the experiences in the first place.
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I call fake. I don't believe anyone would be so naive as to...


...post such a story on EF expecting anything other than abuse.
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In a way the naivety is quite cute. But after the Paris scam, i would have thought the OP would have learnt a lesson.
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Re: And he didn't called

Maybe CHF1000 notes were fake ... maybe the whole story was made up ... maybe this whole thread is for entertainment purpose. Just saying ...
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Maybe the IP address will tell us if it's one of our regular troll?
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Re: And he didn't called

Even if the "proper" banks are closed on Sundays, the Western Union offices in the major rail stations are open AFAIK.
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