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PLID and Scam

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Recently, during an evening with Friends some guy approached us in a motorbike leather jacket and asked, out of breathe, for money to get a cab to the hospital. He pulled back his sleeve and showed us a pretty ugly wound he got through a bike accident. It was all pretty weird but we each gave him £1 because of his convincing story and gore. Afterwards, we wondered whether we’ve been just scammed by some clever homeless beggar.. we couldn’t decide if that was fake or not.

Just now I received an email of the guy I was out with that night how he came across the same weird dude. He caught him showing his “wound” to some other horrified passers-by, who also gave him money.

Quite a good stunt and I’m glad I gave him £1.

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Tomorrow is our workshop PLID where I’ll give a talk. It should be interesting, because there’s quite a few people attending who do work in our area. I’ll let you know how it goes..

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Written by jk

March 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Posted in english, London

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