Scammers on the increase in SR

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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by Kuroneko » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:51 pm

OKW wrote:do you have to work that thing somehow, or just keep it warm for it to charge?
Kuroneko wrote:
Raybull wrote:^or just buy a 15$ 10000mAh powerbank.
But you still have to have a charger to charge the powerbank. When the charger thieves steal it your back to square one. The idea of the hand charger is to thwart the thieves :Yahoo!: :lol:
I think you have to move it, check the link, there's a vid
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by OKW » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:54 pm

kinetic perhaps. thx.
Kuroneko wrote:
OKW wrote:do you have to work that thing somehow, or just keep it warm for it to charge?
Kuroneko wrote:
Raybull wrote:^or just buy a 15$ 10000mAh powerbank.
But you still have to have a charger to charge the powerbank. When the charger thieves steal it your back to square one. The idea of the hand charger is to thwart the thieves :Yahoo!: :lol:
I think you have to move it, check the link, there's a vid
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:19 pm

Give the motodop your various forums user names. Once he understands the array of your expertise on social housings, pineapple bargaining skills and gets the word around his colleagues, you shall be safe from any new setup attempts.
:hattip:
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by hanno » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:11 pm

Barang_doa_slae wrote:Give the motodop your various forums user names. Once he understands the array of your expertise on social housings, pineapple bargaining skills and gets the word around his colleagues, you shall be safe from any new setup attempts.
:hattip:
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:53 pm

2000rielpineapples wrote:phone chargers are the new target of many scammers and thiefs, specially in dorms.....
they want original chargers and cables, quit oftern cleaner will steal the chargers and replace with counterfit products or just take.

pretty scabby but its got to be the number one thing stolen in hostels in Cambodia my mate once going through three in one week in sinoukville.
Anybody who leaves their phone charger lying around to be stolen three times in one week while living in a dorm should stop leaving it in the communal plug. Notice that the phone was not stolen... tell your friend that a hostel dormitory is not his living room. Problem solved.

This is not a scam btw. Your "friend"is probably annoying the shit out of his dorm-mates and they are throwing his charger out the window for the neighbours' dogs to play with.
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by cptrelentless » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:59 pm

To quote Henry, from Henry's Kitchen - the biggest question I get asked, when I am on holiday, is: Do you want any weed?
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by Username Taken » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:35 pm

"how long you stay cambodia,...? "

The correct answer to that is not 'today' or 'yesterday'. Those answers just mean to moto dops, tuk tuk drivers and bar girls, that you are ripe for the pickings.

Reply with "Dop ch'num howie". Then keep walking and don't make eye contact. No further problems. :thumb:
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:04 pm

jeez, who stays in dorms when you can get a fan room for $5?
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by Raybull » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:28 pm

frank lee bent wrote:jeez, who stays in dorms when you can get a fan room for $5?
Hey, that one dollar you save in the dorm is two happy hour drafts! Funny thing is most backpackers and people like 2krp actually lose more money (ie. by way of theft) over a trip than if they had stayed in a decent private room. Don't expect them to understand that though.
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Re: Scammers on the increase in SR

Post by Bertros » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:37 am

ok....back on topic please!

What's a tuk tuk?


cheers


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A taste of the bait is worth the pain of the hook.....
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