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An Impressive Compilation of Scammers who regularly hit the District

by Prince Of Petworth August 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm 27 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Raymond Bryson

Gotta give props to textdoc for compiling this list when we spoke about the guy who was asking for money so he could get to the hospital. If you’re bored and still stuck at work this list is way too impressive to leave buried in the comments of that post.

“For the OP and anyone else, here are links to discussions of some other frequently attempted scams:

.Supposed “fundraisers” for schools, schools’ marching bands, etc.:
https://www.popville.com/2014/07/from-the-forum-legit-dc-public-school-fundraiser
https://www.popville.com/2011/06/dear-popville-how-do-we-know-if-school-fundraisers-are-legit/
https://www.popville.com/2013/06/dear-popville-mt-pleasant-scammer/
https://www.popville.com/forums/topic/band-fundraiser-at-cardozo/

.Being locked out and needing to pay a locksmith:
https://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith
https://www.popville.com/2014/07/dear-popville-another-locksmith-scammer/

.Gutter-cleaning:
https://www.popville.com/2012/10/dear-popville-scam-alert/
https://www.popville.com/2014/03/from-the-forum-beware-of-scam/

.Someone presenting two $10 bills and asking for a $20 bill in exchange:
https://www.popville.com/2014/06/hostile-scammer-at-archives-metro/
https://www.popville.com/2013/05/heads-up-scammer-around-thomas-and-scott-circles/

.Woman who claims to have been in a car accident, says it’s her first week on the job at ____, and asks for $ for taxi fare to get back to Stafford, VA:
https://www.popville.com/2012/10/scam-or-truly-in-distress/
https://www.popville.com/2012/11/random-reader-rant-andor-revel-668/#comment-538347

.Older man in Metro asking for money to go somewhere that Metro doesn’t reach: https://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith/#comment-784041

.Woman asking for money to pick up a prescription at a specific CVS: https://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith/#comment-783913

.Guy claiming he’s military and saying he needs money to get back to base: https://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith/#comment-784082

.(Not sure if this one was a one-off) Pedestrian throws self in front of runner and claims that runner broke his watch: https://www.popville.com/2013/08/another-warning-for-joggers-scammer-alert/

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