Tuesday 29 July 2008 11.32pm
I was approached the other night by a guy who claimed he was called Ali and owned a local dry cleaners (Principles on Crosby Row
). He asked me to lend him £35 to get his car unclamped, and told me he'd give the money back when he opened his shop up the following day. As I know the people who run Principles, I recognized this as bogus. However, I've since spoken to the guys at Principles and it transpires this character has tried this scam on eight or nine people over the last few months. Beware!