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Weird card found

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Bart, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Does anyone know what this is, genuine or just a dodgy phone number?
    It’s about 6 x 3 cm.
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  2. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Looks like a card that, if the attached bunch of keys are lost, informs the finder of a number to call to reunite keys with owner.
    Looks like finder/thief may have chosen a different route.
     
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  3. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    well its an 0800 number so should be fine and it does say 20 squids if found. They may be a bit miffed giving you a crispy for a piece of card but hey not your problem!
     
  4. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    yep, does look like a key tag. SWMBO dropped her car keys outside the gate last year, and the system worked! Had to pay £20 to find out who had picked them up, but peanuts compared to the cost of new keys.

    Maybe in this case, the finder plans to drive off in the car later, or maybe already did!
     
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  5. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Ah yes, as above it must be to re-unite keys and owner - but there were no keys in this case.
    Without keys I doubt there’s any wonga on offer.
    I seem to recall reading that even 0800 numbers could be dodgy so thought it might possibly be some elaborate scam, or simply an enticement for me to contact a cheapo insurance company.
     
  6. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Put a key on it.
     
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  7. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    The HM serial number makes me wonder if this a government thing
     
  8. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I expect its just a perk of signing up with computerquoteinsurance.com
     
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  9. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    An HM number usually denotes an HM Government asset. Most likely this has come off a set of HMG keys and the number is, indeed, the number to call if you find it.

    The asset number will be linked to a specific set of keys. If it were I, I'd very much like to know that they are 'at large', so I'd call the number.
     
  10. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I think that's a bit of a leap.

    Firstly, the tag belongs to computerquoteinsurance, which appears to be an insurance broker in Hants. Not sure they'd be entrusted with government assets, really. Secondly, if I had a set of keys to a government asset, I'd be rather more discreet about advertising them as such. So I really doubt the 'HM' prefix is what you assume, here.
     
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  11. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Yep. I think they belonged to the Honey Monster.
     
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  12. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I'd assumed Hilary Mantell. Probably the keys to Wolf Hall.
     
  13. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    You may be right, but I have seen government departments buy secure USB keys and then stick their livery on them! Interestingly, the actual URL on the fob throws up a security warning.
     
  14. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Probably some prison screws keys nicked from one of Her Majesty’s Establishments, there may well be a prisoner on the loose.

    029630 is the code for Wormwood scrubs.

    (Well it’s not, but makes for a bit of a laugh)
     
  15. Finnegan

    Finnegan pfm Member

    Might belong to the same person who left a load of highly classified MOD documents at a bus stop the other week.
     

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