Wednesday 29 February 2012 9.13am
This scam has re-appeared with a vengeance over the last couple of weeks in the area of the South bank and environs . It is operated by both men and women (Romanian/Eastern European appearance/accent) and as has been stated the usual trick is the scammer stands alongside the victim at the kerbside bends down and pretends to pick up The Ring
and then offers it to the victim for a fiver or so.The jewellers on Lower Marsh
get up to 2/3 victims trying to get the brass rings valued every week (currently).Most crestfallen victims say that they found it rather than admit they have been conned.
All that glisters is not gold.