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Deaf/Mute Panhandlers

 

The Sad Truth About Convincing Panhandlers: A Scam That Opens Your Heart and Wallet

(with video below) As you are enjoying your walk in a popular location as a tourist or shopper, someone who appears to be in bad shape approaches you with a piece of paper and a pen, pretending to be mute, deaf, or having a different physical handicap. On the paper you can see the names of a few charities, along with some signatures from previous tourists. The panhandlers are not mute or deaf, they are just perfectly normal people scamming others. "No", you may argue, "they're really unfortunate". Let's see.

Do you wanna know what's hiding under that convincing black coat a lot of times? Just watch the shocking video below to see in action the Fake Panhandler Scam exposed:

 

Fake Panhandler Scam Exposed Video

In a different variation of the scam, they stick the massive paperclip with the charities into your hands, so while you're holding it they could pick your pockets. As two or three young people get close to you to see what you're typing, they will EASILY get into your pockets. However, there are many other tricks that scammers do to get your dollar.

How to avoid:

Don't feel bad-- the major cities are sick of this problem. Oftentimes, the paper and the pen keep the tourist busy for a few seconds, while the children might be pick pocketing the victims. If you want to have fun, refuse to donate and while they're leaving you alone and turn their back, you can say: "Oh wait, here is $10." If they turn, say "I thought you're deaf?!" Cruel, but not really.

 




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