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by Prince Of Petworth January 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki Jourdan

“Dear PoPville,

On Monday my wife just encountered a scammer at 21st and P St NW. He was a white male with brown short hair and a trimmed beard wearing a black jacket and baggy jeans. He was well spoken and claimed to be locked out of an AirBnB and needed “cash to call and Uber.” Be on the lookout! Doug the Scammer’s scam is catching on.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0

Thanks to a reader for sending this “Doug the Scammer” update:

“He showed up to court, realized the Kapnos Kouzina witnesses were there (myself and a former colleage present the day of the robbery), then left the court room without appearing in front of the judge. There is currently a bench warrant status for him. So if anyone sees him in the city they should report his whereabouts immediately to authorities. Justice will have to live another day!”

by Prince Of Petworth February 26, 2019 at 11:05 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

Doug the Scammer was out and about on 3rd Street NE last night. This time he was a doctor neighbor who needed to use my phone to call the police. I told him I couldn’t help him and was grateful, for once, that our dog barks at folks who knock.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Doug has crossed the River! I run a restaurant in the Courthouse area of Arlington and my host told me some Doctor asked to speak with me. Almost immediately I felt I recognized him, and it took about 30 seconds into his story about being a neighbor and a former “regular” of ours, that his assistant had his car and he left his wallet, phone and keys in there and was having trouble getting in touch with him. He said the host was nice enough to let him use the phone but he had no luck. My first response was to just say “Doug?”, to which he said, “huh?”. I asked how I could help him and he asked for some free beer, to which my response was, “that’s not going to happen, Doug”. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

My name is Mark Prysler and I am the general manager at Kapnos Kouzina, in Bethesda, MD.

I had seen previous posts about Doug The Scammer. Countless times he had allegedly intruded homes asking for money, stealing, etc.

Last Saturday during our dinner service, a bald man in his 50’s with glasses came into the restaurant wearing a shirt & tie. He rang up a $50 bar tab, and then proceeded to tell the bar and a fellow manager he could not pay the check. He then asked for cab fare so he could get his wallet.

This situation was brought to my attention, whereby I approached the man and he introduced himself as Doug. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


“Doug” last year, more photos here

“Dear PoPville,

Just giving PoPVille a heads up-Doug the scammer is back at it. This time he’s made it all the way over to Eckington and the quiet block of Quincy Place. He came to my place around 10 pm this evening, said his name was Doug and that he is my neighbor who “very stupidly got locked out” and doesn’t have a phone. Great acting, dressed well, spoke quickly and clearly-overall very convincing…except for the fact that I have read about him on PoPville before. The pictures matched what I saw on my front door camera so I told him that I absolutely couldn’t help and that he needed to get off my porch. Thanks PoPville community for keeping me safe tonight!”

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