On 6 Sep 2016 at 8:38pm Billy wrote:
I'm in too minds if should share this in public because i'm so humiliated - but today i got conned at my door step, in the middle of Lewes, at 6 in the afternoon. Some stupid story about a sick child and i fell for it. I was so angry, still am - mostly at myself. I went after the fu**er and found him at Lewes station, and filmed the confrontation. I know i was stupid, so let it be a warning - in case it happens to you. share please.
Check it out here »
On 6 Sep 2016 at 8:57pm Billy wrote:
Here's a picture
On 6 Sep 2016 at 10:24pm Sawyacomin wrote:
£15? You got off lightly you mug. If he had knocked on my door with that story I would have given him a paracetamol
On 6 Sep 2016 at 10:33pm dick wrote:
send him home
On 6 Sep 2016 at 10:44pm Billy wrote:
Oh. Are you being racist? Really? Take some time to really lock youself in a cupboard.
On 6 Sep 2016 at 11:37pm A Person wrote:
I've been had, not by him, but by a convincing sob story and felt similarly humiliated and violated. I'd say that it shows that we're both nice people, actually. I'd rather risk being taken for a mug than to deny someone who actually is in distress.
Good work chasing him down: that took guts. Let's share the hell out of it now and turn the tables.
On 6 Sep 2016 at 11:38pm Billy wrote:
On 7 Sep 2016 at 12:00am Tell me more wrote:
So when did the penny drop Billy ?
On 7 Sep 2016 at 3:17am Sussex Dim wrote:
I voted Brexit because of the immigrant problem - imagine the humiliation on seeing Boris giving a speech in Poland, "looking forward to welcoming the next wave of Polish Immigrants".
I suppose we all get mugged by 'entrepreneurs' and their fantastic stories one way or another.
On 7 Sep 2016 at 9:03am Old bike wrote:
If you lend someone a tenner and you never see them again, it was probably worth it.
On 7 Sep 2016 at 10:37am Terry McCann wrote:
Billy - you shouldn't be embarrassed. You behaved like a decent human being and had the guts to challenge him when you knew what was going on. Sharing the video has done us all a service and I hope it goes viral. Just one question - how/when did you realise that it was a con?
On 7 Sep 2016 at 11:55am Viva Eastbourne wrote:
Anyone know if Eastbourne has a forum type site to upload there
On 7 Sep 2016 at 12:26pm Billy wrote:
i think i'm just going to ignore the racist comments - not least because i found out his name and where he lives - now - what should i do next....!
On 7 Sep 2016 at 12:34pm Feline wrote:
What did the police say Billy?
On 7 Sep 2016 at 12:52pm billy wrote:
he got away before they came - but they said that it was his word against mine so it wouldn't get as far as a charge.
On 7 Sep 2016 at 3:10pm endoftheouse wrote:
The Police said " Billy don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life" or money.
On 7 Sep 2016 at 3:43pm Belladonna wrote:
Don't be surprised if the Argus come knocking for your story. They regularly trawl the forum
On 7 Sep 2016 at 4:29pm me wrote:
Sussex Police have issued the following warning- sounds similar.
"Sussex Police have issued this warning to drivers, in particular women driving alone, across Wealden and Lewes districts.
They have been getting reports over the last two weeks of a dark haired man in his 50's who is flagging down cars, appearing to be in distress and in need of help. He is described as being of a fairly heavy build, of either Asian or European appearance and he speaks with an Eastern European-sounding accent.
He offers various reasons for stopping cars but in all cases he is asking for money and it seems he has so far only approached women. He has told different drivers alternative versions e.g. that he has run out of petrol, has no money to feed his children, or that he has problems with his credit card. In all cases, he tries to interest the driver in buying one of his gold rings for the money which he tries to remove from his finger.
The incidents have been reported on roads near Uckfield, Nutley, Crowborough, on the A27 just outside Kingston and Lewes, on the A26 going towards Newhaven and apparently also in locations around Rother district. In all cases, a silver coloured Ford Galaxy has been seen parked nearby, which we also understand is one of the older models.
Please circulate this warning to make friends and relatives aware. If anybody has information about this man or thinks they have also been stopped by him, please contact Sussex Police on 101 by phone, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote reference 435 of 11/08."
On 7 Sep 2016 at 7:36pm Ageing Savage wrote:
Why did he pick you Billy?
You're obviously a soft tw.at and a bit simple, but how did he know that? Are you on the cons mug list ?
On 7 Sep 2016 at 9:00pm retro ronny wrote:
Whatever this guy is doing with the money it ain't being spent at the barbers
On 7 Sep 2016 at 10:34pm Hyena wrote:
Hope you all apply the logic displayed in this post to all the other street blaggers in Lewes. No didn't think so.
On 8 Sep 2016 at 10:35am Ton Pain wrote:
Sussex Dim mentioned Boris in Poland. What's Poland's stance on immigration, I wonder? They don't allow it!!
On 8 Sep 2016 at 4:15pm JMMM wrote:
You'd be surprised how many Brits live in Poland!
On 9 Sep 2016 at 7:44am Metoo wrote:
You've done a valuable thing sharing this guy's face - hopefully may put him off returning to Lewes. It's so difficult to tell genuine people in need from the scammers. I have no idea how 'legit' the current troup of beggars in the town are.....