Scammers are getting very innovative these days. Earlier this afternoon, our sister “Animal Muppet” was involved in what she thought was a medical mission, which turned out to be well-executed scam. She was enjoying her filter coffee outside a coffee emporium in Sea Point, Cape Town when a short black man with bandy legs crumpled to the ground, and started convulsing. The patrons sat in shock doing nothing, so Muppet jumped with friend “Mustachio Muppet” to the rescue. The man appeared to be both deaf and dumb, but managed to indicate to Muppet that she should look in his bag. The bag was stuffed with insulin and syringes, and she gave him a syringe with 10ml of something white in it.
After he injected himself and stopped convulsing, he proceeded to tell his helpers that he was going to walk to the N1 highway and hitch to Umthata for an operation. Mustachio Muppet gifted him R50 and they wished him well. He then gathered his stuff plus wits and hobbled off down the road.
Feeling good about their Samaritan endeavor, the Muppets returned to their coffee, only to be told a short time later by the restaurant waiter that the very same man has collapsed at the very same spot two weeks earlier. They were convulsed with hysterics and to regain lost funds, stiffed the waiter.
So there you have it, a scam alert from your friends at Onelargeprawn. If this happens to you, don’t worry, the waiter is wise and is waiting to be stiffed :panda: