How to Con Telemarketers into Paying You

How one man turns annoying cold calls into cash
‘In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line – so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p.

‘The Leeds businessman told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme that the line had so far made £300.

‘Phone Pay Plus, which regulates premium numbers, said it strongly discouraged people from adopting the idea.

‘Mr Beaumont came up with the plan when he grew sick of calls offering to help him reclaim payment protection insurance (PPI), or install solar panels…’
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Top investigations from 2013
7. Rare glimpse into the origins of dark money
‘Amid all the excitement, we wanted to pause and reflect on a few of 2013’s important investigations, and give you the opportunity to discover them once again. Below we’ve compiled selections of our most meaningful accountability journalism over the past year…’
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Spot the Psycho, Before They Spot You
Would you let an official who has stolen millions of $ talk to you?
Shun Them, as if Your Very Life Depended on It!

A psychopath is a person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse – although they are usually extremely charismatic. Most psychopaths are not the mass-murderers, depicted in Hollywood films. The illness usually manifests in a much subtler and more pernicious manner.

In this video, you can learn about the various kinds of psychopaths. Learn to spot them so you may shun them, as if your very life depended on it!
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