About a week ago my other half and I were stopped outside Guy's Hospital by a middle aged man in a blue uniform asking for £4 to release his car as his wife had been suddenly taken to another hospital as he wanted to follow her. Perhaps naively we gave him some change as he seemed desperate.
On Sunday afternoon I saw the same man approach another couple using the same line and asking for money.
Strikes me as an unusual and not very lucrative way to get money out of people. Just want others to be aware that this is likely to be a con should they be similarly approached.
I saw a man yesterday outside guy's and it looked like he was aking a group of people for money. He was a middle aged white guy and was holding a bunch of car key's. I couldn't hear what he was saying but it sounds like the same guy.
I was 'conned' by this guy three years ago. He really puts you on the spot with his 'my wife's in hospital' routine. Think I gave him a couple of quid. The moment he ran away I knew I had been conned - and I'll tell you why. He was smartly dressed but had really dirty fingers. If you think you're being scammed for money, look at the scammer's hands. In my experience, addicts (of any drug) always have grubby fingers!