Saturday 24 October 2009 8.08am
I remebered there have been articles about this previously but couldn't find them
A young(ish) Asian guy was asking for money (£25) to unclamp his car last night around 8pm in Leathermarket Street
. He said his parents owned the newsagents in Bermondsey Street
and his dad was on his way with the money but he needed it before the clampers went home for the night. He even offered his mobile phone number and promised to get his dad to reimburse me later in the evening when he had arrived with the cash from home in Bromley.
Be aware people.
I'm a recent newcomer to the area and have been lurking here for a while, but following an encounter with a well reported conman, I thought I'd register and say thanks.
I was walking along Tanner Street
yesterday and was given the same well rehearsed patter as shown above. This time he was the owner of the off licence on the corner of Bermondsey Street
, and had some stock in his van that was about to be towed. It didn't seem particularly plausible, and I had a nagging feeling that I'd read about this guy already. Once we got the inevitable financials, I gave him a smile and a â€˜Sorry mate' and went on my way.
Anyway, thanks for the warning, and be aware that it is still going on.