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Some scum sucking **** bag at Royal Mail opened Toby's birthday card off my mum and robbed the tenner out of it
What kind of **** steals money out of a six year olds birthday card
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NEVER EVER send cash in the post, a coloured envelope will get opened. Mother in law always sends cards and they always come in Royal Mail plastic bag with an "accidentally damaged" sticker on. Luckily she always transferees cash bank to bank.


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Some scum sucking **** bag at Royal Mail opened Toby's birthday card off my mum and robbed the tenner out of it
What kind of **** steals money out of a six year olds birthday card
There is a detector to pick up money in an envelope, probably brought over by.... er hem...E Europeans working for her Majesties royal mail.
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Yes, because this only started when "E. Europeans" arrived in the UK.


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Yes, because this only started when "E. Europeans" arrived in the UK.


It has certainly been a growing industry since they have, the same as ATM fraud, pickpocketing etc.
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Yes, yes. The UK was Hobbiton back-in-the-day and you were Bilbo Baggins.


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Yes, yes. The UK was Hobbiton back-in-the-day and you were Bilbo Baggins.


You've been gone too long and out of touch.
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Article from 2004 with one Google search:

Post workers defended after 70,000 thefts | UK news | The Guardian

The halcyon pre-Eastern-European entry to the EU days.
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Post workers defended after 70,000 thefts | UK news | The Guardian

The halcyon pre-Eastern-European entry to the EU days.
The figure now is probably 3 or 4 times that in the olden days to which you refer.
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In 2008, more than 1 postal workers were being prosecuted/sacked for postal theft per working day. God know what it is now.
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There was a time when I lived in France where less than one package in two would actually get delivered between the UK and France. That was long before the borders were all opened up. No idea which side the problem was on.
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It's obviously the French postal workers nicking HM's grandson's dosh.
Or the "Easterners".

Who else could it be?

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Our postman seems to have a problem with numbers.

Our house number has a B on the end of it. But we keep getting letters for A next door as well as the one around the corner with the same number but no letter after it (if that makes sense?)
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Our postman seems to have a problem with numbers.

Our house number has a B on the end of it. But we keep getting letters for A next door as well as the one around the corner with the same number but no letter after it (if that makes sense?)
Probably needs to wear his glasses.
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Our postman seems to have a problem with numbers.

Our house number has a B on the end of it. But we keep getting letters for A next door as well as the one around the corner with the same number but no letter after it (if that makes sense?)


That's what you get when you add lah-dee-dah letters to your house number.



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That's what you get when you add lah-dee-dah letters to your house number.
No thats not lah de dah. It means they have built their house in the main numbered houses original garden. The main house owners are the Lah de dah from the cash they made from the sale.
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Our postman seems to have a problem with numbers.

Our house number has a B on the end of it. But we keep getting letters for A next door as well as the one around the corner with the same number but no letter after it (if that makes sense?)
You're lucky, number 4b's, about half a mile down the road, with a different post code to me, post, packages and sometimes take-aways*, are delivered to me.

I live at number 48. Which looks nothing like 4b, but does seem like 4B.

USE LOWER CASE ON YOUR HOUSE NUMBER!


*to be fair the local take-away drivers are legitimately at my house so often it's their default address.
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No thats not lah de dah. It means they have built their house in the main numbered houses original garden. The main house owners are the Lah de dah from the cash they made from the sale.
I think it was originally one house, but in around 1970 it was knocked down and 3 built in its place.
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You've been gone too long and out of touch.
If you think the UK doesn't/didn't have enough homegrown thieving scumbags to steal from kiddie's birthday cards I fear you are the one who's 'out of touch'.
No need at all to look for 'foreign' scapegoats










Sorry to hear HM

Cash in birthday cards sadly not advisable
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I am fully aware of postal thefts over the years, and accept that it is nothing new. HOWEVER, One of my best pals holds a senior management position within Royal mail, and without putting it in writing for those of you who wish to protect & promote lost causes, can confirm that postal thefts have very much increased over the last few years due to a product introduced from Eastern Europe and used to detect bank notes in letter envelopes/greetings cards. The largest majority of those who have been prosecuted/apprehended/sacked have indeed been Eastern Europeans, either within Royal mail or it's approved agencies. To feel any heat, you really do need to be near the fire.
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Well if it is a fact it is difficult to argue with.

However I am sure that people of any nationality, who are most likely being paid the minium wage and are armed with a note detector would more than likely do the same.
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Well if it is a fact it is difficult to argue with.

However I am sure that people of any nationality, who are most likely being paid the minium wage and are armed with a note detector would more than likely do the same.

Interesting, So, Minimum wage induces crime? Are we saying that a person who is on minimum wage has a higher poss of committing theft?
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In 2008, more than 1 postal workers were being prosecuted/sacked for postal theft per working day. God know what it is now.
I'm sure the days of shareholders and greater worker turnover have affected the trust we can have in the postal workers. The same with the people on minimum wage cleaning hospitals so that shareholders can drive round in their A4s with no actual role but get more productivity from outsourcing. The cleaners now have to provide the leaning materials from their own money!
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Interesting, So, Minimum wage induces crime? Are we saying that a person who is on minimum wage has a higher poss of committing theft?
I would say that they are likely to need the money more than someone who earns more...

So probably yes, they are more likely.
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