Begorra !! So he is.

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Begorra !! So he is.

Post by bfcjg » Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:46 pm

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dead-man-take ... 00957.html
Sometimes you read a news article and just shake your head. What gave the game away? The smell, the rigid nature of the claimant ? 10 out 10 for trying though.

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Post by minnieclaret » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:23 am

This has to end up a movie.

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Post by jedi_master » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:25 am

Weekend at Bernies 2?

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Post by atlantalad » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:35 am

The scam was a dead give away. Firstly, the Irish don't have a stiff upper lip and secondly, they shouldn't have given contact details as c/o heaven.

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Post by minnieclaret » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:03 am

Have they been watching Waking Ned?

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Post by bfcjg » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:26 am

They'd have got away with it if they said he was a Burnley first steamer.

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Post by Claret Till I Die » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:43 pm


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Post by bobinho » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:16 pm

Apparently, he’s not an eejit…he thinks his uncle was alive apparently when they set off. :shock: :roll: :lol:

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Post by bfcjg » Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:29 am

🤣🤣 Boris Johnson would be proud of that story.

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Post by Claret Till I Die » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:55 am

bfcjg wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:29 am
🤣🤣 Boris Johnson would be proud of that story.
No pension, no party

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Post by Claret Till I Die » Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:59 pm


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Post by Rowls » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:51 pm

Sadly it doesn't appear that the most arresting detail, propping up a corpse, a la 'Weekend at Bernies', is true.

The vast majority of society would be shocked to find out how widespread the cashing of pensions after a relative has died is among certain sections of society.

It was one of the most common frauds when I worked at the old DWP but one which was easy to recoup owing to the fact that Death Certificates are very definitive in terms of proof.

Instances of penalizing those who committed this fraud were virtually non-existant. We'd simply trot out how they "probably weren't thinking right" owing to their bereavement and recoup the loss at 21 pence per week (from existing benefits) to be paid over the course of the next 43 years or similar.

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Post by dsr » Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:59 pm

I seem to remember that for many years it was believed that Japan had the highest number of centenarians in the world, until their pensions office did a bit of checking and found that about a third of them were not actually breathing and existed only in the sense that their relatives were still collecting their pension. Though presumably not in person. Not over several years.

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