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The local council of the Australian city of Brisbane has been fleeced of A$450,000 (£248,000, US$334,000) from email-whaling scammers who tricked staff into wiring money into their bank accounts. The scammers phoned and emailed the council posing as one of its suppliers. Lord mayor Graham Quirk has commissioned Deloitte to …

  1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    I like the term ridgy-didge.

    1. Sir Barry

      It's a ripper!

      See title....

      1. Diogenes Silver badge

        Re: It's a ripper!

        Even better its a a ricker poody and a fangdoodley

  2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    Spear fishing for whales -

    it seems to me, the people who do that would be "harp0wners". Is that too intellectual?

  3. Trigonoceps occipitalis

    "harp0wners"

    No.

    "Queequegs"

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Aussies...

    ...falling for this scam must be the smarter Aussies out there.

    Steve Irwin got it bass ackwards and got speared by a "bladdy" fish.

    Apologies to all the Aussies on here I didnt mean to disrespect your Jesus figure. I have great respect for your nation. Without you there would be no decent bar staff and since the fall of the Nazis you guys have filled the white xenophobic niche nicely and thanks to you keeping it organised we can all experience / witness it as soon we land at one of your airports. Bonza!

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