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Richard & Judy Phone Scam

 
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gfloyd



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Richard & Judy Phone Scam Reply with quote

So Richard & Judy's show has been getting callers to call a premium rate number even after contestants had been chosen. This story is in danger of overtaking the congestion charge as the most overhyped news story of the day.

Finnigan claimed: "Richard and I knew nothing about this until late on Friday afternoon - we were very shocked and also angry on your behalf. We're very sorry."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Punch and Judy" has been a scam for years. How they manage to swindle the general public into watching them week in, week out, is nothing short of criminal.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was browsing in a bookshop today and noticed quite a few books have this "As featured on the Richard & Judy Book Club" blurb on the back. I was almost going to buy MoonDust, a series on interviews with surviving astronauts who walked on the moon, until I saw the Richard & Judy recommendation.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd,

Try Andrew Chaikin's book instead:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Moon-Voyages-Apollo-Astronauts/dp/0140241469/sr=1-1/qid=1171920597/ref=sr_1_1/202-4275413-3833469?ie=UTF8&s=books

Much better....
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