The London Eye - taking a party of wonderful people from Uganda and India. A happy day!
After a rather traumatic day the day before .... a great night - fantastic evening until....
"" The other most common cash dispenser fraud has become known as the "Lebanese loop" because criminals of Lebanese origin apparently first used it. This has many variations but usually involves the cash machine being tampered with so that your card is not returned to you and is then removed by the criminals. The crooks have also captured your PIN number though some variation of shoulder surfing.""
And that rather spoilt the end of the evening (after midnight by then but fortunately I checked my internet banking and saw I had been done - and spent the moring sorting things with banks etc) - very destabilising - as is the Eye actually - I love it on the one hand and get panic stricken on the other!
I've enjoyed the eye every time I've been on it - even the misty day when the ground disappeared and the houses or Parliament was a maybe vague shadow... it was a bit unreal that day and good.
Sorry to hear about the card fraud, I've had 3 cards done in the last 2 years, not I suspect at ATM's but by cloners in shops and restaurants. It's a pain in the @r$e and makes you very nervous about using the things.
Oh yea, nice shots... actually they are, and is #9 one of your tour party or just a cute fellow traveler in the pod.
????? · 2009-06-19: 16:11
Oh no, something similar happened with me and my credit card at a gas pump, except I got mine back so didn't even know anything suspicious had happened!! Hope it all turned out ok and you got your money back!
Oh! it really is a very pretty garden,
And 'Endon to the westward could be seen;
And by clingin' to the chimbley,
You could see across to Wembley,
If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between. Brought up to date...
With the Eye and some glasses
You could see to Hackney Marshes
If it wasn't for the towerblocks in between...
(All London life is truly in your pictures old fruit!)