Is this a scam?

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Sunday 5 October 2008 1.23pm
Had a new one today - approached by a chap who claims to have become a Muslim and associated with some extremists. He has now seen the light and left, but owes 150 and is being threatened with violence if he doesn't cough up today! Wants a loan not a gift, and produced passport to prove his ID.

Ever so plausible but feels like a scam. Anyone heard of this before? Any offers?
Sunday 5 October 2008 2.45pm
I'd report it to the police.

Some lovely hijabs in the ad accompanying your post...
Sunday 5 October 2008 3.55pm
Google's contextual search does provide some amusing adverts
Monday 6 October 2008 7.03am
If I looked as lovely as those girls do I'd wear a Hijab too..looks sensible wear for this cold weather!
Monday 6 October 2008 7.46am
Sounds like a scam.

I doubt a hijab provides much warmth, and it must be very annoying when it gets wet.

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