Thursday 27 March 2008 5.13pm
I don't know if I am the only one who has noticed this but I am certain there are hundreds of people affected by this scam.
I was once stopped by a guy who claimed that his wife was giving birth and needed money for a taxi to take her to hospital because his car wasn't working or something.
This was months ago and due to his fake panicked state this is all I can remember from what he said.
You can imagine my surprise when a few weeks later on my way home I saw the guy saying the same thing to other people.
I saw him again last night on the Thames path by the FT at around 10.30pm. I have seen him other times around the area up to the Tate Modern
Last night I got really frustrated and I wanted to confront him which my bf stopped me from doing, luckily.I was told that the police wont be able to do anything about it.
Maybe writing this can help. Don't give him any money because he drinks it but people believe his story, just like I did.
He is around 5 foot 5' in his 50s. Greasy brushed back hair and blueish eyes. He wears a white shirt and black trousers. He is likely to flash a large set of keys and a mobile phone so you think he is genuinely needing £20 for a cab.
Hope this helps,