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Got some change for the bus mate? (What really happens)

By johnboy 1 March 2006 25

Something of genuine interest over in SGS-land (BTW was I the only one who thought of him during “The Story of the Bubbleboy” at Tropfest?). He’s observed one of Civic’s beggars changing his “bus-fare money” into cold hard cash.

While I was in there enjoying a flat white, the previously sighted regular bus fare scammer walked in and asked the staff if they could change some coins into a $10 note, they agreed and he spent the better half of the next minute unloading his scammed booty of 20c, 10c and 5c coins, which was then counted by the staff and exchanged for a $10 note. The bus fare scammer then walked back home, which as I know is up at the top end of Ainslie Avenue

Seems like a lot of work for $10, but i guess I’ll feel a little less guilty next time I blank one of them.

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bonfire 10:24 am 03 Mar 06

no one in oz NEEDS to beg. the ones that do are scamming you or have a habit to support.

the police should arrest these people for fraudulent misrepresentation.

no doubt the strict act courts will sort them out.

Jey 7:36 am 03 Mar 06

and if I read Sammy’s post I would see that’s probably the one he’s writing about!

Jey 7:18 am 03 Mar 06

The guy with the shaved blonde hair who talks to himself is a bit scary.
I’ve never seen him board a bus once!

Indi 9:09 pm 02 Mar 06

The guy on the crutch seen mainly around City Walk/Commonwealth Bank on London Cct (Pweter) is a scammer, on a pension and should not be given any money.

Although he is slightly retarded, he should be reprimanded for his constant ‘begging’ – he knows what he is doing is illegal, but continues to hassle ppl for $$.

RandomGit 11:28 am 02 Mar 06

Ditto the guy on the crutch.

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