but nothing has changed, a London number is still 020 xxxx xxxx.
As usual maintain a straight face when someone tells you their number is
0207 blah, blah, blah, or 0208 blah, blah, blah, or even 0203 blah, blah.
The phone number as an IQ test, it's infallible in my experience.
If people can't even get their own phone number right, can you
trust them to do anything correctly?
A shop down the road still has 01 xxx xxxx above the door, a number scheme
that was sent to /dev/null back in 1990, of course you can extrapolate the
likely number for the shop from its location (outer London). But, I have
my suspicions that the sign is intentionally wrong as a form of encoding to
discourage stupid customers from phoning.
and Phil Wilson,
a classic example of un-joined up Government and a tacit admission of
one of the many blinding flaws of an
Identity Fraud Steering Committee
has a shiny new website about
and how to avoid falling victim to it.
One of their gems of wisdom is
carry documents or plastic cards unnecessarily,
fair enough that makes sense.
Then, on their
Is Being Done
page they try to sell us the advantages of an identity card. Where
your entire identity can be encapsulated and easily carried on
one simple (easily forgeable) piece of plastic. Run that one past me
You just couldn't make this stuff up. I wonder how many interesting facts
will appear on Government websites from soon to be
if we had a real freedom of information act this stuff wouldn't be hidden