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    So I went to University today to do some studying as I arrive a pregnant, apparently deaf lady came up to me and gestured that I should sign something, I read it and it stated something like....

    We are collecting money for the handicapped blah blah blah,

    I straight away realised something was wrong, they looked shifty, they were all "deaf", they had no ID and it was obviously a con.

    I called security and they thanked me and said i did the right thing and and they were dealt with. I googled Gypsy mute scam online and so much came out it is actually a pandemic in Europe.

    Have any of you had similar dealings with these scumbags?
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    I refuse to donate money to people who just come up and ask me.
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    Urgh, I gave money to some of these people in Avignon once. They approached me coming out the Palais des Papes.

    This really sad-looking young woman came up to me with a piece of paper and I couldn't bring myself to say no. In fact I'd found 10 euros on the floor so I thought "hell, might as well do the decent thing and give it to charity".

    I've been kicking myself ever since. Disgusted that I let myself be pressured into giving away money to a random stranger like that.
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    (Original post by CreedofMaurus)
    So I went to University today to do some studying as I arrive a pregnant, apparently deaf lady came up to me and gestured that I should sign something, I read it and it stated something like....

    We are collecting money for the handicapped blah blah blah,

    I straight away realised something was wrong, they looked shifty, they were all "deaf", they had no ID and it was obviously a con.

    I called security and they thanked me and said i did the right thing and and they were dealt with. I googled Gypsy mute scam online and so much came out it is actually a pandemic in Europe.

    Have any of you had similar dealings with these scumbags?
    Yes (unfortunately!), they are all over the streets of Paris, they almost had me out of €10!
 
 
 
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