Wednesday 12 September 2012 8.46pm
Seems to me this is just another variation of an old scam.
A couple of years back I was approached outside Waterloo Station
by a smart, well-dressed young man who said he'd run out of cash and needed to get home. I was in a hurry at the time and said, "Sorry, no." A couple of hours later, when I'd met up with my wife in the West End, I was again approached by a similarly smart young black guy who said he'd lost his wallet and needed a few quid to get home....... Hellooooo?
We just all need to be careful not to be taken in.
Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is working on a new scam to catch out the unwary. Don't let it be you.
Incidentally, I had a call from one of my daughters today, saying that someone had rifled her handbag while she was reading a book on the bus on the way home from work. She is now one 'I-Pad Touch,' and £180 worse off.
These 'tea leaves' are one step ahead of the wariest of the best of us. It's their trade and they'll nick the hole out of your last Polo, given the chance.