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Conman on the prowl in LA marina

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:30am
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Philgara1967

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Location: La Marina

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Hi all,whilst sat having a fag at around 7.30am on our balcony in LA marina phase 1,I was approached by a tall,gangly,maybe early 50s man(German or dutch) telling me about how he had been burgled the night b4 whilst out with wife/kids and after spending 5 hrs at the police station,an emergency locksmith came to change locks,but bcus he didn't have the full 500 euros needed had then locked him out....he basically wanted a bit of help from a friendly neighbour to help find the missing 50 euros he needed.....my Mrs came out at this point and said she had read this a few times on the gossip Facebook page,at which point he scarpered rapido......SO Be WARNED ITS A SCAM IF THIS SCUMBAG TRIES THE BOLONEY WITH YOU....phil

tomlillian

Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:47pm

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:47pm

Tried the same with us Fri 16 June at 8pm approx said neighbour had lent him 10 euros and when husband went to check like  the wind. Sounds like same man. We are near Internatioal store.

Paul1969

Wed Aug 2, 2017 5:59pm

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Wed Aug 2, 2017 5:59pm

Philgara1967 wrote:

Hi all,whilst sat having a fag at around 7.30am on our balcony in LA marina phase 1,I was approached by a tall,gangly,maybe early 50s man(German or dutch) telling me about how he had been burgled the night b4 whilst out with wife/kids and after spending 5 hrs at the police station,an emergency locksmith came to change locks,but bcus he didn't have the full 500 euros needed had then locked him out....he basically wanted a bit of help from a friendly neighbour to help find the missing 50 euros he needed.....my Mrs came out at this point and said she had read this a few times on the gossip Facebook page,at which point he scarpered rapido......SO Be WARNED ITS A SCAM IF THIS SCUMBAG TRIES THE BOLONEY WITH YOU....phil

'Peter' visited us at our holiday villa in La Marina on July 28th. We had exactly the same burglary/locksmith story and he asked us to lend him €30 and take him to Elche to pay the locksmith, when he would then give us back our money. Initially feeling sorry for him & not wanting to be untrusting we gave him a drink of water (as he'd apparently just cycled to Elche & back in afternoon sun!) then  took him to Elche. On arriving in a busy area he suggested I gave him the money as there was nowhere to park. I refused & said I'd give it to the locksmith. He left the car to sort the payment out but after 30mins surprisingly hadn't returned! I read this post the next day & realised I was lucky I only wasted my time & a bit of petrol! My daughter has got a photo of him but we're not sure if we can post it? 

Philgara1967

Philgara1967

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Thu Aug 3, 2017 12:32am

Posts: 55

Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 12:32am

Omg what a crook...

Bob82

Thu Aug 3, 2017 10:52am

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 10:52am

Had the same guy last summer.

french martini

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Thu Aug 3, 2017 8:45pm

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Location: Playa Flamenca

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Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 8:45pm

Paul1969 wrote:

'Peter' visited us at our holiday villa in La Marina on July 28th. We had exactly the same burglary/locksmith story and he asked us to lend him €30 and take him to Elche to pay the locksmith, when he would then give us back our money. Initially feeling sorry for him & not wanting to be untrusting we gave him a drink of water (as he'd apparently just cycled to Elche & back in afternoon sun!) then  took him to Elche. On arriving in a busy area he suggested I gave him the money as there was nowhere to park. I refused & said I'd give it to the locksmith. He left the car to sort the payment out but after 30mins surprisingly hadn't returned! I read this post the next day & realised I was lucky I only wasted my time & a bit of petrol! My daughter has got a photo of him but we're not sure if we can post it? 

Yes post the photo please, people need to see this crook.

Paul1969

Thu Aug 3, 2017 9:43pm

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 9:43pm

As requested, here's a photo of 'Peter' the Dutch/German man.

french martini

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Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:42pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:42pm

Geez-oh what a character! Thanks for posting. Everyone needs to be on the lookout for this scammer!

Bob82

Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:56pm

Posts: 15

Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:56pm

Paul1969 wrote:

As requested, here's a photo of 'Peter' the Dutch/German man.

Good Photo....that's the guy that came round last summer.

Jacob

Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:54pm

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:54pm

Thank you for your info. I will keep an eye out for now on. We have had many people come to our door including Johova Witnesses.

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