Thursday 13 September 2012 10.21pm
The Romanians, men and women, are practising this scam regularly in SE1 and you would be suprised how many gullible people fall for it. I was in the jewellers on Lower Marsh
when a woman asked how much the wedding ring she had was worth and she and I were both suprised when the jeweller told her it was only worth tuppence and pointed to the collection he had which had been left by other victims. He told me that hardly any of them admit to having been conned most say that they have found the ring, untrue of course.
It would seem that there are enough gullible and greedy people to make it worthwhile for the conmen to practise their trade. The victims seem to be ashamed of their stupidity and do not broadcast the fact that they have been conned, if they did it might make it more difficult for the conmen to be so sucessful