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Ofsted 'prank' calls

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    Ofsted prank calls ‘done for a laugh’ says YouTube star

    'A prankster has called more than 150 schools across the country impersonating an Ofsted inspector and telling staff they have lost their jobs. Heads who have fallen prey to the actions say it is distressing and time-wasting, but the man behind the calls says it is part of his comedy act.

    “Uncle Rafool”, a 21-year-old, claiming to be from Port Harcourt in Nigeria in his online biography, performs the fake phone calls on request from pupils who want to see their teachers embarrassed. He then shares recordings on YouTube.

    He calls schools, pretending to be from Ofsted and tells staff members they have not complied with “upcoming inspection requests” before telling them they are fired, must pack their belongings and leave the school.

    It's supposed to be funny. Playlist here, if you wish to check whether your school received a call, but be aware that every view earns the 'prankster' advertising revenue.
  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    That's not in the slightest bit funny is it?
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    No, it's not.
  4. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Would anyone fall for this? Just as realistic as the guys from India who phone claiming to be from Microsoft.
    FrankWolley and cissy3 like this.
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Oh dear. All this is doing is inconveniencing the office staff who have quite enough to deal with. Any pupil who thinks the teacher they dislike will be embarrassed is a wee fanny.
  6. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Why is a 21 year old desparate to have a fan base of school children?

    Hasn't he got any friends of his own age?
    Dragonlady30 and ah3069 like this.
  7. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    The thought has crossed my mind on occasion.
    My voice would be recognised, and even if it wasn't, it would create a lot of hassle for the good guys battling away against the odds.
    Failing that, they'd track me down.
    petenewton and Compassman like this.
  8. Godmeister

    Godmeister Occasional commenter

    What an absolute tool.
  9. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    No, tools are useful!! ;)
    ah3069 likes this.

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