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    Prince's Trust Business Scheme...or a con? ADVICE NEEDED ASAP

    got two boys outside who say they are doing the scheme (washing cars) and they trying to get 100 customers. they come round once a month and once they got 100 then they can get business cards etc. they have 68 and the guy over the road has just had his car done by them so i said ok. they come inside to get water. fair enough as its just two lads. but u cant help worry. i guess the only reason i dont think its too suspect is that they want to come once a month so if it was a con surely they wouldnt push that...would they???

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    Original Poster

    anyone?! please!

    did they take you to the bank to get the money for them, lol

    Original Poster

    haha nope. is 7 quid outside and 5 inside. or other way round?

    You think they would be carrying some official letter.

    2 lads under 16 or so would you say? School still on in England,they should be in class!

    I think they might just be trying to earn a few quid, and coming up with a "plausible story"...I've seen you, and your fit. If I was you, I would be more worried about them hitting on you than anything else! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    the main one is EXTREMELY polite...if shirtless! and the other one weird and quiet. if u saw them ud think CHAV! bad i know!!

    Original Poster

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5637257

    You think they would be carrying some official letter.2 lads under 16 or … You think they would be carrying some official letter.2 lads under 16 or so would you say? School still on in England,they should be in class!


    yeah....worrying isnt it :?

    rehydrated;5637258

    I think they might just be trying to earn a few quid, and coming up with … I think they might just be trying to earn a few quid, and coming up with a "plausible story"...I've seen you, and your fit. If I was you, I would be more worried about them hitting on you than anything else! :thumbsup:



    haha u seen me!?! anyways i look a STATE right now! so trust me its not that!

    [COLOR="Red"]You should probably tell them that you have a gun so they don't try anything funny.[/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    The JFK;5637272

    [COLOR="Red"]You should probably tell them that you have a gun so they … [COLOR="Red"]You should probably tell them that you have a gun so they don't try anything funny.[/COLOR]



    they probably got a better one than the one i have in my imagination!

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5637257

    You think they would be carrying some official letter.2 lads under 16 or … You think they would be carrying some official letter.2 lads under 16 or so would you say? School still on in England,they should be in class!


    not if they have just finished their gcse's :whistling:

    may not sound politicaly correct but do you think they may have been gypsies

    cheerleader;5637300

    not if they have just finished their gcse's :whistling:



    Yeh that also,the last exams must been last mth? but if they look well under 16,it's scam,they skiving school and earning a few £... on my way out now to do same....

    Original Poster

    cheerleader;5637300

    not if they have just finished their gcse's :whistling:



    hope so!

    wickedteen;5637307

    may not sound politicaly correct but do you think they may have been … may not sound politicaly correct but do you think they may have been gypsies



    maybe......are they dodgy and gonna rob me. thats what i worried about...giving them access to inside of my house.... its worrying!! although they so polite!

    Original Poster

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5637312

    Yeh that also,the last exams must been last mth? but if they look well … Yeh that also,the last exams must been last mth? but if they look well under 16,it's scam,they skiving school and earning a few £... on my way out now to do same....



    nope around the 16/17 mark.

    Original Poster

    they got a scruffy notepad with addresses. i hope they are genuine

    magicbeans;5637318

    hope so!maybe......are they dodgy and gonna rob me. thats what i worried … hope so!maybe......are they dodgy and gonna rob me. thats what i worried about...giving them access to inside of my house.... its worrying!! although they so polite!



    Jeesh,remind me to never let any1 in if they not expected to be here.

    you should have made them wait outside while you get the water.

    Original Poster

    wickedteen;5637340

    you should have made them wait outside while you get the water.



    he has to come in and out a bit

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5637312

    Yeh that also,the last exams must been last mth? but if they look well … Yeh that also,the last exams must been last mth? but if they look well under 16,it's scam,they skiving school and earning a few £... on my way out now to do same....


    :lol: well if you're cleaning cars mine needs doing :thumbsup:

    magicbeans;5637348

    he has to come in and out a bit



    i thought we were talking about getting water not your love life, lol

    wickedteen;5637340

    you should have made them wait outside while you get the water.



    yeh I was thinking that,then again you don't want to be lifting any buckets of water and stuff at moment,I'd told them not today and sent them on their way.
    Kids come knocking here all time asking if any odd jobs to be done,but you can't let anyone in,might nick off with some comp games or something.

    cheerleader;5637352

    :lol: well if you're cleaning cars mine needs doing :thumbsup:



    £10 plus my train fare....

    magicbeans;5637318

    hope so!maybe......are they dodgy and gonna rob me. thats what i worried … hope so!maybe......are they dodgy and gonna rob me. thats what i worried about...giving them access to inside of my house.... its worrying!! although they so polite!



    if you are on your own at home then dont let them in if your worried better to be safe than sorry

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5637367

    £10 plus my train fare....


    :shock: can get it done for less at the local car wash :lol:

    Unlikely to be Princes Trust related imo. Princes Trust will support a business idea and provide support and advice in getting loans to start up a potential business idea. Somehow I cant see a bank manager lending money to start a business that depends on people knocking on doors to get water.
    Nice line but not Princes Trust.

    cheerleader;5637375

    :shock: can get it done for less at the local car wash :lol:



    Yeh but I'm English so I expect to get paid more.
    Car wash place here full of Polish folk etc.

    Original Poster

    WoolyM;5637378

    Unlikely to be Princes Trust related imo. Princes Trust will support a … Unlikely to be Princes Trust related imo. Princes Trust will support a business idea and provide support and advice in getting loans to start up a potential business idea. Somehow I cant see a bank manager lending money to start a business that depends on people knocking on doors to get water. Nice line but not Princes Trust.



    just queried it with him. he says him and 3 mates decided on valet service. princes trust will give them 100quid grant if they get 100 customers so they can use pressure washers. he was saying how he might be driving next month as he is learning and his friend has passed so they loking at getting a van.

    Original Poster

    wickedteen;5637354

    i thought we were talking about getting water not your love life, lol



    cheeky!!

    Original Poster

    said hes back on the 1st, i said thats a saturday and he was like yeah ok thats when im back.... ooh.... guess i gotta hope and pray now. hope my good deed doesnt backfire!
    if it does me and the guy over the road are both screwed

    get yourself a german sheperd they dont like that breed of dog, they wont come back.

    did they ask if there was any days that you would or wouldnt be available

    So,it changed from business cards,now to get a grant...they out to earn some extra cash thats all,if they not up to anything dodgy then good on them I suppose.

    Is it for people like me?

    The Business Programme is for people who:

    * Have a business idea they want help to explore
    * Are aged 18-30
    * Are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week
    * Live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland




    Take from princes-trust.org.uk/nee…spx

    [QUOTE=the__mayster;5637473]Is it for people like me?

    The Business Programme is for people who:

    * Have a business idea they want help to explore
    * Are aged 18-30
    * Are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week
    * Live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland

    well if you fit criteria - go for it - good luck

    did notice this though -

    Are you eligible?

    You must be either:

    * aged 14-16, in education, and at risk of achieving fewer than 5 GCSEs grades A-C, or
    * aged 16-25 and not in education, training or work (or working less than 16 hours a week)


    mg -guys most prob are genuine:thumbsup:

    magicbeans;5637409

    said hes back on the 1st, i said thats a saturday and he was like yeah ok … said hes back on the 1st, i said thats a saturday and he was like yeah ok thats when im back.... ooh.... guess i gotta hope and pray now. hope my good deed doesnt backfire!if it does me and the guy over the road are both screwed


    why? :? have you paid them in advance for next month or something? :whistling:

    Original Poster

    no not paid them in advance....saw them by the local post office when i was on school run. they were standing with their stuff just them 2...maybe waiting for a lift?

    They are scamming you lol

    they would have to carry an official letter

    Original Poster

    choc1969;5640457

    They are scamming you lolthey would have to carry an official letter



    crap.:oops:

    magicbeans;5640481

    crap.:oops:



    like i said earlier,probably would even have ID cards seeing they going door to door within public etc
    My partner knows about this and he says they should be doing it for free,we saying about it now,cos he gets kids in from this trust thing at work and it's gotta be voluntary what they do.

    Still they just trying earn some cash and if they not stealing nowt from your home,not really any harm done,loads kids knock on doors asking for odd jobs.
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