by Rupert Insider
When Oldham was flogging flights to Athens less than a week ago, he implied that he, too, would be on those flights.
It was supposed to be a recommendation to the suckers that (a) if the flights were good enough for him they were good enough for them and (b) that they would be allowed to rub shoulders with the cult leader and his harem and buy him a drink.
In fact, he implied the same when earlier in the day he offered to have Katie organise coaches from the UK to Athens.
We remarked at the time that this was already inconsistent with his claim that he had bought his own airline tickets weeks ago for ₤110 and we suggested he won’t be on the flights and wont’ be visible in Athens on the day.
Shortly afterward he started to bake his excuse. He had received a call from his solicitor about closing a property deal, he said, and he might have to make the supreme sacrifice and miss Athens. In a cynical attempt to dodge responsibility he pretended to consult his cultees about the decision.
Since then, he suddenly discovered an urge to go to La Manga and try for some gotcha videos with the club, which conveniently removed his responsibility to attend to those who had booked the Athens flights. They might be worried about why they had received no confirmation of the seats Oldham had said he had “secured” for them, but Oldham was alright Jack cavorting around La Manga with the money he made off them through commisions on their tickets.
He has now produced his excuse for his failure to deliver reports from La Manga of anything not already covered by the mainstream press or the LFC official site. His laptop was giving only interrupted access to his site, he says, Spain being such a primitive place to do business.
As for his Athens excuses- he is still baking them. First he’s predicting that the laptop will not be working very well there either – apparently he’s never heard of internet cafes .
And he’s not flying from the UK after all, not on his ₤110 tickets he said he had bought weeks ago or the ₤549 tickets he was promoting – but from Spain. He’s already in Athens – he claims – not to see the match mind – but to check out the ticket touts for his members. Talk about a fox supervising the chicken coop!
He’s not a policeman, nor an official from UEFA, so I assume he intends to get involved in the illegal trade in tickets. I’d be grateful for any information anyone has on that.
I should open a book on what this excuse will be for being invisible on match day.
This is what the conman had to say yesterday:
‘We’ve now left La Manga and are heading for Athens where we will find out for you the going prices for tickets on the black market. While we don’t advise such purchases, it goes without saying that many fans will have no choice if they wish to see the match.
Internet access has been hit and miss on the laptop in Spain and we may experience the same problems in Greece, so please take that into consideration if it takes us a while to update the site for you.’
But even while he’s on the run from his site in Greece (or pretend Greece) he keeps getting reminders that an increasing number of his members are unto his cons and playing with him. DavidL , for example, got in a neat one-two on the non-book and non-prizes.
(Thanks to Homer Insider for research and screenshot)
Postscript: Today, after I posted the above, I received an email from a KT member with a scan of a new announcement by the con man.
Remember how early last week he was trying to stampeded the suckers into buying the Athens flights because it would be so difficult to get one for or less than ₤1,000 and if they “faffed around” they would lose out?
Well he’s trying it again. ACT QUICK his headlines say. 14 seats have become available from Gatwick due to cancellation and 4 of them have already been snapped up in the last few minutes.
It would be a lot quicker if he gave out the name and contact details of the flight operator to people who pay him ₤30 membership fees for information like that. But to get that you have to email him even though he is in Athens, he says. And only when you have done that will he give you the information so you make your own booking directly with the operator not forgetting to mention “KopTalk” when you call.
Meanwhile having secured a commission, which I reckon would be no less than ₤50 a seat, for merely giving you the number of the operator, Oldham does not require your payment details of your credit or debit card, as he did last week, proving that that was always an add-on for his own nefarious purposes, as we said at the time.
(Thanks to Paul for scan and heads-up).