Posts tagged: Con

A Stroll on t’other side

There’s a bloke working a scam near where I work. As you wander back from a (rare) lunchtime stroll round the shops, there he is, semi-respectable of dress, a desperate/cross look on his face and a set of car keys in his hand. “You won’t believe this, my car has broken down,” vague thumb over shoulder, “and I’ve no money on me. Can you ‘lend’ me a couple of quid to get home and sort it out?”

I know this because he’s approached me three or four times. Nothing from me of course. We Parrots know a wrong ‘un when we see one. But it seems he has sophisticated the con. Now he really has a car, presumably on the back of previous ‘work.’ Read more ›››