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Mysha BS: Palm Reading Scams in London (25) RE: BS: Palm Reading Scams in London 25 Aug 14

Hi Janet,

My apologies for distracting the thread by asking for more on the ring found scam.

As far as I can recall, I've encountered that threat to give the person bad luck only once before, and I think that one was in fiction. So, while it's not new, I'd say it doesn't seem to be wide-spread. There's a certain logic to that, as it requires finding victims who will feel threatened enough by the future bad luck, but not in a way that will call up resistance to the scammer. That's probably a much smaller group than greedy people, for which there are lots of scams, or even helpful yet impulsive people, for which a few scams about friends in dire straits exist.

If she's still in London, tell you friend to have her buy a good-luck charm. It can be anything, as long as she buys it for good luck. Good for the voyage home, and afterwards she'll have a souvenir and a momento of how she beat the bad luck and the scammer.


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