22 Mar '11, 5am

#Beware of #scammers: Man with scar on belly begs for money 'to buy medicine'

#Beware of #scammers: Man with scar on belly begs for money 'to buy medicine'

Last month, STOMPer Prerana's father gave a man, who had a scar on his belly, $50 to pay for medicine that the man claimed he need but did not have money to pay for. Yesterday (Mar 21), the STOMPer met a similar-looking man asking for money at Raffles Quay -- with the exact same story. STOMPer Prerana relates the incidents: "Early last month, I was at Race Course Road with my family when an Indian man came up to us and started talking in Hindi. "He told us how sick he was and needed money to buy medicine because he had just undergone surgery to remove kidney stones. "He lifted up his shirt and showed us a scar as well as tubes running down from his abdomen area. "He told us that he had come to Singapore to work, but fell ill and was going to go back to India now that his surgery was done. "All he needed from us was money to purchase medicine and food, as he already had a p...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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