Complaint: Similar to many other cases (that I only read after getting scammed), it started with a man in a car asking for directions to Heathrow airport. After showing him directions he asked if I wanted some jackets which were too small for him, and said that he did not want to pay tax for those jackets. He went on to show me the jackets, talking about how each was worth around a few thousand pounds. He offered it for free, and then later asked for money to buy a macbook for his son’s birthday, and then asked me to check the apple store to see how much money he needed. He claimed that he lost his wallet and that he would send me the money later, asking for my contact details. He sounded very convincing, pretending to know a lot of things related to him. He asked for money, but I did not have enough, so asked if I could go to a ATM to draw cash. Because I fell for it (I’ve never heard of this scam before), i offered to get the cash I had from my room. He later willingly drove me back to my accomadation, all the while talking about how he’ll invite me to Fashion events and how I have to contact him when I get to New York or Italy (similar to other scams), and continued in small talk that was really convincing. After getting the money he pretended to check my contact details and offered me his namecard, and then left. His namecard has 2 numbers, the UK one which dosen’t even work, and an Italian one.
Tags: Con Artists
Address: Euston Square England United Kingdom