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Alleged Military Scammer Spotted Again on Metro


Alleged Scammer on left with black shirt and duffel

“Dear PoP,

I remembered seeing  this post from a couple of months ago, and I wanted to say that I got a picture of at least one of the scammers running this operation. There was a post from somebody named Jessica asking for pictures of the guy. He’s the guy dressed in black carrying the bag. He asked for $60 for a bus ticket back to Quantico, and one woman gave him the full amount, and then a man in the background gave him at least $40, if not more than that.

This was on the Red Line towards Shady Grove between Union Station and Judiciary Square. He started chatting up the woman just after I got on at Union Station and she had already given him the money by the time the metro pulled into Judiciary Square, so he was fast. His story moved the man next to her so much that he gave him the additional cash. I was sitting farther away, but the elements of the story were that he was away from base, he had been mugged or pickpocketed (could not hear which), and he needed $60 to get back. He got off the train at Judiciary Square saying something about needing to catch the train back the other direction, but I think he may have seen me take the picture. Immediately after the scammer got off the train, there was another man who was wearing his uniform who realized what just happened and told the woman that she shouldn’t have given him the money, because if he was actually in the military the scammer would have gone to the fellow military guy first thing.”

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