Bizarre: "BA Miles manual" on eBay

Old Sep 27, 06, 10:48 am
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Bizarre: "BA Miles manual" on eBay

Well it's time to fess up everyone. Someone's been profiting from FT

Found by clicking idly on one of them eBay ads. Copied and pasted below. I highlighted the sickest bits. ^ Note the distinct lack of ambition in collection amount.

Link here.

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The plan works, there is a limit to how much you can make from this system per month and I am already making the most of right now.

The Limit will depend on your own individual circumstances, but you can make up to 500 AirMiles a week.
250 Miles is enough to get a return flight from London to Paris.

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The system involves approx 10 - 15 mins of work. To get the maximum return this should be performed weekly, although its up to you.

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Old Sep 27, 06, 10:56 am
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But these are Airmiles, not BAEC miles. 500 miles a week is actually a pretty good rate of earning - aren't they (very) roughly 10 times more valuable than BAEC miles?
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Old Sep 27, 06, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by Teece
But these are Airmiles, not BAEC miles. 500 miles a week is actually a pretty good rate of earning - aren't they (very) roughly 10 times more valuable than BAEC miles?
Still most people here wouldn't boast of just 2,000 BA Miles per month...

By your defensive tone I judge that it must be you Teece who's selling these words of wisdom?
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Old Sep 27, 06, 11:01 am
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I must confess I did purchase one of these from ebay ages ago- but it was only £0.99p and was a guide specific to BA executive club miles- not air miles

Was literally a couple of sentences, but yes it would work- until you get rumbled, which would happen with the companies involved I would imagine pretty soon
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Old Sep 27, 06, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by Andrius
Still most people here wouldn't boast of just 2,000 BA Miles per month...
But, if you factor in the fact that these AREN'T BA miles, then it's the equivalent of (roughly, again) 20,000 BAEC miles a month. Slightly different kettle of fish.
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Old Sep 27, 06, 11:11 am
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Let me guess ... using the NatWest Air Miles credit card to charge deposits to certain online casinos that treat deposits as purchases? Then crediting the money back into your current account?

I thought all of these loopholes had been closed, but a post on another board recently said not.
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Old Sep 27, 06, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Teece
But, if you factor in the fact that these AREN'T BA miles, then it's the equivalent of (roughly, again) 20,000 BAEC miles a month. Slightly different kettle of fish.
Yes sorry my finger slipped - I understand - 20,000 BAEC miles. I meant to be slightly ironic (implying that people here aim to collect more than 20,000 BAEC miles per month) there but I did not do a good job.

I am am well aware of BA Miles and AirMiles difference...
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Old Sep 27, 06, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles
Let me guess ... using the NatWest Air Miles credit card to charge deposits to certain online casinos that treat deposits as purchases? Then crediting the money back into your current account?

I thought all of these loopholes had been closed, but a post on another board recently said not.
You might also run afoul of the money laundering laws, as what you would be doing is one way to launder money, although as this isn't dirty cash to begin with, it can't really be laundered. Banks/credit card comapnies are supposed to report things like this.
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76
You might also run afoul of the money laundering laws, as what you would be doing is one way to launder money, although as this isn't dirty cash to begin with, it can't really be laundered. Banks/credit card comapnies are supposed to report things like this.
Many credit card issuers agrred to block in 2002 the merchant codes for online casinos and yes according to the AML directives it is classified as laundering money
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