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(Original post by lilyobz)
my wallet fell through a drain, I have £590 in it ................

.To makes things even better, my oyster was in it so I had to beg a stranger for money to travel...
why so much?
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That's a lot to lose. What happened if you don't mind sharing your story?
I know and to be honest, it was pretty much my fault. It's quite a long story lol

My dad is a minicab driver and one day he picked up a passenger from Heathrow Airport, he dropped off the passenger but when my dad got home he noticed that somebody had left their bag in his car. He took the bag home and saw it had all the passenger's things like passport, driving licence, credit cards, camera etc. so my dad kept the bag in case the passenger contacted him again. After about a week he had no contact, so he decided to send the documents back to him using the address on the driving license but kept the camera! He sent the documents back by recorded delivery.

Everything was normal for about 3 weeks. My dad was picking up another passenger from Heathrow, when about 6 police cars with sirens, dogs and guns surrounded his car while he was driving! :eek:
My dad was arrested, but at the time he didn't know what for and all the police would tell him is that his car was wanted. This all took place at around 11pm.

When my dad got to the station, he found out that the passenger had reported him as a thief because he "stole" his bag and didn't return it (he only returned the documents). It turns out that the police found his number plate from when he posted the parcel back to the passenger, because he sent it using recorded delivery they were able to track the exact time and date he sent it, and checked the CCTV for his image.
Anyway at the police station they thought he was some kind of professional criminal and may have more stolen goods at his house.

The police got a warrant to search my house that night and came to raid it at 3am in the morning. :eek:

Wow it was shocking, they came in very quietly (about 12 officers to a small flat) while my mum and 2 brothers were sleeping and they were flashing torches into our faces. They recorded all our passport details etc. and then began searching the whole house.

- I was trying to save up for university and I had a small business at the time, re-selling things that I bought wholesale online from China like clothes, headphones, watches, perfumes etc. on eBay and to friends, so my room was literally FULL of boxes.

When the police were searching the house, they saw my room and were completely amazed. They were not expecting something like this, and naturally thought that all the items there were stolen (even though they had the original shipping boxes showing they were from China and sent to my address). They asked where I got everything from and I told them the truth, that I bought them online and was re-selling them to friends. They seized all of my stock that I was selling, which in total was about £4500. They also seized my iMac which was worth £1400 and that I only bought 2 months earlier .
The police said they needed to check everything to make sure the goods I had weren't stolen.

Anyway, so the police seized about £6,000 worth of stuff from me and didn't find anything else of interest in my house apart from the camera that my dad didn't send back. My dad was then later released on bail after giving a statement. He went to court, but the judge obviously saw that it was just a silly mistake so he got let off on a warning.

After about 6 months I had not heard anything from the police about my things, so my dad went to the station to check. They said all my things were sent to trading standards. After about another 6 months I received a letter asking me to come into my local civic centre to speak to the head of trading standards in my area. :eek:

I went there with my dad (I was 17 at the time). Trading standards basically said that the majority of what I was selling was counterfeit and so it would need to be destroyed, and I wouldn't be getting any of it back. Since I was under 18, they let me off with an informal warning and just told me not to do it again. I asked about my computer, but trading standards just blamed the police and said it was with them!

So this incident with the police raiding my house happened in August 2011, I had the meeting with trading standards in July 2012 and in December 2012 I was finally able to get my computer back.
The police called my dad and told him that he needs to come to the station to collect my computer so he went and collected my computer, but when he got it back the screen was completely smashed. The officer there said that apparently "it happens all the time" and I would need to put in a claim with the main Scotland Yard office in London. I have done that now and they are investigating the damage, but I doubt they will pay for anything.


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I was selling counterfeit goods and was caught
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Had about a thousand pounds worth of guitars stolen from me once. Thankfully got the money back from insurance and now have better quality instruments as a result (though the sentimental value of my first strat can never be replaced)
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£350

Impulse deposit for accomodation for a perfect place at 4am. It wasn't until the next day I realised I wouldn't be able to afford the rent. It was non-refundable :doh:
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£100 put it all on black at a roulette table to impress a girl ....

wasn't very impressed as now she had to pay for my drinks. still would of been cool if id won £100!
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30 quid at the casino
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£200 on a bet (double)
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I once lost £7 in a shop once when I was 7...it was a pretty traumatic experience at the time.
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1200 pounds to my former step-father who stole it and spent it hookers and blow. I was really angry about it at the time, because it was the most money I'd ever saved, but now, I forgive him, nay applaud him. Some would even call him a Hero.
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$600 or so -_-
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1200 pounds to my former step-father who stole it and spent it hookers and blow. I was really angry about it at the time, because it was the most money I'd ever saved, but now, I forgive him, nay applaud him. Some would even call him a Hero.
in fairness to him if you are going to rob your step kid what better way to spend it ?
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(Original post by Bassology)
why so much?

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(Original post by dan-dream-boys)
I know and to be honest, it was pretty much my fault. It's quite a long story lol

My dad is a minicab driver and one day he picked up a passenger from Heathrow Airport, he dropped off the passenger but when my dad got home he noticed that somebody had left their bag in his car. He took the bag home and saw it had all the passenger's things like passport, driving licence, credit cards, camera etc. so my dad kept the bag in case the passenger contacted him again. After about a week he had no contact, so he decided to send the documents back to him using the address on the driving license but kept the camera! He sent the documents back by recorded delivery.

Everything was normal for about 3 weeks. My dad was picking up another passenger from Heathrow, when about 6 police cars with sirens, dogs and guns surrounded his car while he was driving! :eek:
My dad was arrested, but at the time he didn't know what for and all the police would tell him is that his car was wanted. This all took place at around 11pm.

When my dad got to the station, he found out that the passenger had reported him as a thief because he "stole" his bag and didn't return it (he only returned the documents). It turns out that the police found his number plate from when he posted the parcel back to the passenger, because he sent it using recorded delivery they were able to track the exact time and date he sent it, and checked the CCTV for his image.
Anyway at the police station they thought he was some kind of professional criminal and may have more stolen goods at his house.

The police got a warrant to search my house that night and came to raid it at 3am in the morning. :eek:

Wow it was shocking, they came in very quietly (about 12 officers to a small flat) while my mum and 2 brothers were sleeping and they were flashing torches into our faces. They recorded all our passport details etc. and then began searching the whole house.

- I was trying to save up for university and I had a small business at the time, re-selling things that I bought wholesale online from China like clothes, headphones, watches, perfumes etc. on eBay and to friends, so my room was literally FULL of boxes.

When the police were searching the house, they saw my room and were completely amazed. They were not expecting something like this, and naturally thought that all the items there were stolen (even though they had the original shipping boxes showing they were from China and sent to my address). They asked where I got everything from and I told them the truth, that I bought them online and was re-selling them to friends. They seized all of my stock that I was selling, which in total was about £4500. They also seized my iMac which was worth £1400 and that I only bought 2 months earlier .
The police said they needed to check everything to make sure the goods I had weren't stolen.

Anyway, so the police seized about £6,000 worth of stuff from me and didn't find anything else of interest in my house apart from the camera that my dad didn't send back. My dad was then later released on bail after giving a statement. He went to court, but the judge obviously saw that it was just a silly mistake so he got let off on a warning.

After about 6 months I had not heard anything from the police about my things, so my dad went to the station to check. They said all my things were sent to trading standards. After about another 6 months I received a letter asking me to come into my local civic centre to speak to the head of trading standards in my area. :eek:

I went there with my dad (I was 17 at the time). Trading standards basically said that the majority of what I was selling was counterfeit and so it would need to be destroyed, and I wouldn't be getting any of it back. Since I was under 18, they let me off with an informal warning and just told me not to do it again. I asked about my computer, but trading standards just blamed the police and said it was with them!

So this incident with the police raiding my house happened in August 2011, I had the meeting with trading standards in July 2012 and in December 2012 I was finally able to get my computer back.
The police called my dad and told him that he needs to come to the station to collect my computer so he went and collected my computer, but when he got it back the screen was completely smashed. The officer there said that apparently "it happens all the time" and I would need to put in a claim with the main Scotland Yard office in London. I have done that now and they are investigating the damage, but I doubt they will pay for anything.


tl;dr
I was selling counterfeit goods and was caught
Awh man, sounds tough I guess. Well at least you know now. Hopefully that claim you make gets through.
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£15k on my education.

Other than that i suppose the most I've lost would be about £10
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I dropped £50 once when I was about 13/4. It was Christmas money as well
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£200, someone had taken it from my bank account. Still no idea how but there's nothing that can be done
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I will start.

A couple of years ago I lost £300. It still hurts.
£7,500 worth of personal savings.

Made the stupid mistake of sticking with a University course that I didn't get on with until year 2, meaning when I dropped out I lost the right to a Tuition Fee Loan for year 1 of my new degree, so I've had to find £9k from my own pocket.

Every penny I've ever saved up gone at once.
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(Original post by Bassology)
As you do...
Hey, I was 14 and was reliving my childhood! It was fun at the time, apart from the grass which had just been cut sticking to my clothes (and losing the £10 note )
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(Original post by TheGrinningSkull)
That's a lot to lose. What happened if you don't mind sharing your story?
A lot? I have never even had that much amount of money to spend on.
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(Original post by lilyobz)
my wallet fell through a drain, I have £590 in it ................

.To makes things even better, my oyster was in it so I had to beg a stranger for money to travel...
I feel your pain.
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