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Scam on the beach

Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 12:24pm
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Looksie

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Hi, I'm new to Benidorm, busy starting up a pub/restaurant and hope to open some time in March in the Rincon area close to the beach, where I'm sitting now. Sad to see a group of 7 people conning people out of there money, in broad daylight, right on the beach walkway and in front of everyone to see.... Be careful... Just to let you know. 

And by the way, regards to Anahi.. 

Louis

John56

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 12:36pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 12:36pm

How are they conning people, is it the old cup trick.

BeniSnowbird

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:32pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:32pm

A lot of the people ‘winning’ are part of the con. I video them, they do get upset 🤣.

John56

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:34pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:34pm

Yes, they operate with some of their "team" posing as ordinary people who are winning, it is part of the scam to draw unsuspecting people in and they then proceed to fleece them.

Movingon

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:28pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:28pm

Unfortunately they have yet to discover a cure for gullibility and stupidity! 

tebo53

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:30pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:30pm

BeniSnowbird wrote on Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:32pm:

A lot of the people ‘winning’ are part of the con. I video them, they do get upset 🤣.

Don't start annoying those people as they can get quite violent if they think you are stopping them doing their "Trade" 

They are commonly known as the "Pea men"

Steve 

Looksie

Looksie

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:38pm

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Location: Benidorm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:38pm

Yes! I think if they were video'd, then that video should be handed over to the local police /guards because it looked like the guards are on the lookout for them. 

Villas

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 3:25pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 3:25pm

Movingon wrote on Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:28pm:

Unfortunately they have yet to discover a cure for gullibility and stupidity! 

Agree above. The word. "Guilible" Does not exist in the word in the dicionary.  V

RayD

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 4:36pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 4:36pm

Villas wrote on Fri Feb 7, 2020 3:25pm:

Agree above. The word. "Guilible" Does not exist in the word in the dicionary.  V

It does if you spell it right - gullible = ingenuo 😉

RayD

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Fri Feb 7, 2020 5:10pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 5:10pm

Cambridge English Dictionary

gullible
adjective

UK  /ˈɡʌl.ə.bəl/ US  /ˈɡʌl.ə.bəl/

easily deceived or tricked, and too willing to believe everything that other people say:

Necesitas un mejor diccionario 😀


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