Humiliating scam led to mum and daughter licking Poundworld staff's feet after fake phone call


#1

Not quite Compliance, or the events that was based upon, but very strange, nonetheless


#2

Read the whole thing a couple of times and I’m still not really sure what the hell’s going on. :joy:


#3

What an awfully written article. Never link me to devon live again.


#4

Wow. My first thought was that the staff should be arrested, but perhaps they didn’t actually do anything illegal since the two customers were willingly taking part??

I have no idea what the prank guy could have said to convince the manager to close their store. Very odd.


#5

“We are both too scared to go into pound world now. I had to go in again to get these special straws for the holiday because it was the only place where I could get them, and I had to go in with accompanied with other people because I was scared,” Naomi said. :upside_down:


#6

Brilliant


#7

Absolutely bizarre. That they left and came back is beyond belief


#8

In my head it plays out like a budget (pound shop) version of the Movie Saw.


#9

Absolutely. This was the bit that left me totally aghast. I know £3000 is an absolute shit load of money to many people, but after what they’d been subjected to, to go back literally on their hands and knees?!


#10

But surely you would’ve thought to yourself ‘no charity is likely to have me crawl on my hands and knees like a horse, this all seems incredibly spiteful for a charity’

This applies to everyone btw, everyone involved seemed incredibly naive.


#11

Cant bring myself to laugh at them tbh, this is pretty vile


#12

Personally, absolutely. Even before then I would question why a charity was giving away 3k.

But I can equally see how people’s heads might be turned and not question it.


#13

The Manager in particular… like what is he thinking.


#14

yeah it made me feel quite upset rather than amused


#15

Something quite odd in them offering a 200 quid voucher as compensation


#16

Sub thread: What would you buy with a £200 voucher for Poundworld


#17

Not bad in Poundland that though, you could pick up a good 50-60 things


#18

Upsetting, certainly.
Amusing, definitely


#19

You’re a better man than me, Mr E


#20

Two things

  • Only in a local newspaper report would the quote “we are both too scared to go into Poundworld now” be prefaced with “Pamela who is 55 and has one arm”.

  • I’m intrigued as to these ‘special’ straws that are only sold in Poundworld. And why they were vital to her holiday