Friday, 10 June 2016

The Phone Call from Hell (Part Four)

What the guy told me next was something so bizarre, I thought he was joking. He had to be joking. There’s no possible way that he could be still alive. Right?

The Phone Call from Hell (Part Three)

The thoughts running through my head at this point weren’t good.

Obviously, what had happened here was that someone - some criminal - had found out who he was. The other voices I could hear were from one of the criminal gangs he investigates. Possibly the Mafia. Yes, that's it. The Mafia jumped from behind and he was now being tortured.  Or worse. That meant I was now a witness in a federal crime.

The Phone Call from Hell (Part Two)

The screaming was relentless. Over and over, all I could hear was this gut-wrenching scream, a wail of searing pain that was so real it made the most realistic performance from a Hollywood actor seem childish by comparison.

Friday, 3 June 2016

The Phone Call from Hell - Part One

I bought my first mobile phone back in 1995, not long after I started working in my first full-time job. I had no need for it of course, and calls were really expensive (thanks Telstra​) so I tended not to make many of them, but I enjoyed being contactable any time of the day and night. I spent my first two years under contract with One.Tel (RIP), then a two year contract with Optus, then I moved to Vodafone. Since that time with Voda, I've kept the same number - even though I've moved carriers, I've moved the number with me and had it for about 17 years. I won’t be changing again.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Blue Jacket

One day, I was driving to university. It was 1993, but that's about all I remember. It could have been any of the four seasons, though i do recall that the day was overcast. The day itself is not important, but as I type some details are slowly coming back to me. It's weird how the human mind works like that.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Nigerian Scammers Part 3

So, we’ve come to the end. This is the final instalment of my adventure with the Nigerian Scammer, Robert S Dewar. So far, I have my wife tied up and drugged so that I can come to Nigeria and collect an ATM card linked to an account with $2.5 million, all for me. What else can I do?

Friday, 31 May 2013

Nigerian Scammers Part 2

Earlier, I wrote about some emails between me and the Nigerian Scammer, Robert S Dewar. If you will indulge me, I would like to continue the story.