Just been scammed by a con artist & it turns out I was not the only one!!

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Found 7th Jul 2010
Was just walking out of my local library today when I noticed a woman crying and sobbing who must have been in her late thirties or early forties and was walking towards my direction and at first I thought I wonder why she's crying and what's up with her but as soon she got close to me she gave me this sob story about being discharged from the local hospital and not having money for her bus fare and she then asked me if could give her some money I was almost certain that it was a scam but the human side of me gave in and I gave her 50p.

To cut the story short i did a quick google search on her and it turns out she's quite famous in Sheffield and she makes a living off doing this. I know it was only a measly 50p that I gave her but im mad as hell and now I wish I had told her to get lost!!! grrrrr!!!

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There's a local loon in my town has been doing this for years. Everyone just tells him to f off now.

Goonieman

There's a local loon in my town has been doing this for years. Everyone … There's a local loon in my town has been doing this for years. Everyone just tells him to f off now.



Is there not 2 of them

dontasciime

Is there not 2 of them


What do you mean? woop woop bing bong arf arf.
..

get it all the time in nottingham.
suprised youv'e never heard of it before.

Banned

look at it like its cost you 50p to have done a good deed, even though she didnt need it

Must spend a fortune in tissues.

18-08-2008, 07:59I would have thought it was pretty dangerous for a woman … 18-08-2008, 07:59I would have thought it was pretty dangerous for a woman to do this in todays world.



Looking at the date, seems today's world isn't anywhere near dangerous enough.

Goonieman

What do you mean? woop woop bing bong arf arf...



Eg twins

Banned

OMG quotes looking good, not

What I dont understand is why 1>2 thread is now on the right at the top and the same is now on the left hand side.

Banned

Thats nothing a guy came up to me in oxford and asked for £2 to get in a shelter i handed it over only for him to ask another lot of people for £2. I would of knocked him out if i hadn't been drunk as a skunk eating my Mc burger.

Just say no next time, and ask her if she just got discharged why didnt they supply transport home as they should do. I remember the amount of people doing that in sheffield, even the big issue people annoyed me although if you just say I brought one from the other person they seem to be much nicer.

Banned

never give homeless cash unless you wnt to feed them drugs and alcohol........give to a registered homeless charity like the big issue lol

tell them to **** off

I was gobsmacked when you said 50p!!!! Cheapest bus fare (cash) where I live is £2. Think I'm going to have to move!!

Original Poster

shibi din

I was gobsmacked when you said 50p!!!! Cheapest bus fare (cash) where I … I was gobsmacked when you said 50p!!!! Cheapest bus fare (cash) where I live is £2. Think I'm going to have to move!!



She asked me for £2.50 but being the tight git I am I only gave her 50p!

I get this all the time, I just say I don't have the money, but I have gave money out on a few occasions when I have been intoxicated! oO

So you gave away 50p and made a "I've been scammed" thread?!

Guess it happens everywhere. A guy asked for bus money and I gave it to him once. A year later, at the same location, I fell for it again because I already forgotten about the first time I gave the money.

And to be honest, if I were to meet a stranger (anyone other than the guy who tricked me twice) asking for small change for a bus ride home, I would still give it because he/she might actually be someone who needs the help.

Original Poster

Marina

So you gave away 50p and made a "I've been scammed" thread?!



No i was making the point that other people may have been scammed by this woman for eg: pensioners or the vulnerable.

Original Poster

dcx_badass

People have been doing thiws in LEeds for 10+ years, how dopey can you be.



If being a fool is having sympathy for someone who i thought may have been needy then a fool i am!
I guess i need to wise up and smell whats cooking in the kitchen.

What area of sheff?

Original Poster

boothy

What area of sheff?



near the wicker

Don't feel that you've been scammed. Instead feel that you were the kind generous soul who was preyed upon by someone selfish and unkind. Don't think twice about giving your 50p away if you feel that person would genuinely benefit from it. Next time you'll be telling someone in real need to clear off, and then you might not get into heaven...

DEALofaLifetime

near the wicker




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