Tuesday 8 September 2009 8.43am
Beware of a man of Asian origin (Pakistani) and goes by the name of Mahmood Khan asking for help. I was fleeced of my money by him.
I was walking along the Southbank when the man approached. He asked to borrow some money as his car ran out of fuel. He promised to return me the money once he is back on his car. He even took my telephone number and promised to contact me.
He gave me his ID card as a collateral and I thought what else could I have asked for. So I lent him the money.
He never returned. When I called the company of his ID, they said he has left the company since February. I lodged a police report and the police say there's nothing much they could do if I've given him the money voluntarily.
So, please beware of this man if you ever come across him. Thank God I have his ID you can see how he looks like. The least I can do now is to share this information so that no more of us will be fleeced of our hard-earned money in this difficult times.
Description of man (image of conman as provided in link below):
Asian, 6ft tall, thin, decently dressed and operates around the Waterloo/Southwark vicinity