It’s happened to all of us at some point or another. You’re sitting at the gas pump, or heading to you car in the parking lot at the mall and somebody approaches you. Out of nowhere, there’s a sob story. “I’m out of gas and have a sick loved one I need to get to” or “I don’t have anything to feed my kids”, something that really tugs at your heart strings.
Many of us ignore them and keep on going with our lives, others will give them a donation, giving them the benefit of the doubt that they’re being truthful and need the money to help offset their tragic circumstances. However, there are a few of us who dig a little. Usually, if you ask a couple of questions, the story begins to unravel. If they need gas, and you offer to buy them gas at the convenience store, there will likely be some excuse not to do that. Offer to buy them food or groceries, and you’ll meet the same resistance. Most of the time, these people are little more than scammers, working to get your money our of your pocket and into theirs by whatever means necessary.
The guy recording this video is already keen on this lady’s ploy, having encountered her at least twice before, spring the same sad tale of needing gas to get to some obscure destination. However, the guy with the camera wants some answers, and as usual, the woman can’t really give him a straight answer, opting instead to skirt the questions and play dumb. There’s plenty of evidence out there of people working scams like this and then driving off in nice cars to their comfy homes in the suburbs. We aren’t going to say there aren’t real people out there going through hard times, but just beware these scammers. Ask a couple of questions and see if the story holds water. If not, just walk away and let them prey on some other victim.