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    At the petrol station this evening I was approached by a family in a car.

    Irish dad, wife and three kids in the back.

    The car was a reasonably new Peugeot with foreign plates, I'll assume southern Ireland.

    Said they needed diesel but they didn't take euros and produced a €50 note.

    I explained that I couldn't change that up, he said he needed a couple of quid for 2 litres of fuel, this changed to 3 litres.

    Please understand it's the end of the day and I'm tired, thinking this sounds a little weird but hey, if I'm stuck with my family I'd appreciate the help.

    I gave him a whopping 4 quid.

    I've experienced trouble with gypsies before, I sensed a con, a bit like what are they trying to sell me.

    I could have asked to see the fuel gauge but didn't want to get two close.

    He thanked me a great deal but didn't go directly to a pump and lingered at the adjoining golden arches on his phone.

    I'd like to think I helped him a little at 4 quid a time must be slow family earner if it is a con.

    Personally I'd have filled up then realised my payment method was fucked.

    Where was his plastic?

    Don't help I'm watching the bloody IRA episodes of Son of Anarchy season 3 currently.

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    Yep, surprised he didn't try to sell you some lucky heather whilst he was at it!


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    Default Re: Have I been conned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbs View Post
    At the petrol station this evening I was approached by a family in a car.

    Irish dad, wife and three kids in the back.

    The car was a reasonably new Peugeot with foreign plates, I'll assume southern Ireland.

    Said they needed diesel but they didn't take euros and produced a €50 note.

    I explained that I couldn't change that up, he said he needed a couple of quid for 2 litres of fuel, this changed to 3 litres.

    Please understand it's the end of the day and I'm tired, thinking this sounds a little weird but hey, if I'm stuck with my family I'd appreciate the help.

    I gave him a whopping 4 quid.

    I've experienced trouble with gypsies before, I sensed a con, a bit like what are they trying to sell me.

    I could have asked to see the fuel gauge but didn't want to get two close.

    He thanked me a great deal but didn't go directly to a pump and lingered at the adjoining golden arches on his phone.

    I'd like to think I helped him a little at 4 quid a time must be slow family earner if it is a con.

    Personally I'd have filled up then realised my payment method was fucked.

    Where was his plastic?

    Don't help I'm watching the bloody IRA episodes of Son of Anarchy season 3 currently.
    Hardly a con, he was a beggar and you gave him money...
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    Should have swapped it for the 50 euros or at least have his missus give you a hand round the back. Bloody rookies

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    Another con, whether it's beginning or not it was dishonest as it wasn't for the juice and they probably didn't need the money

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    More than likely the 50 Euro note was a forgery ... and you not having enough to change it ..He had to keep the pretence up and took the £4 as a bonus

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    Round my way he would have been trying to sell a stolen memory foam mattress !!!!

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    I would be surprised if the Station would not accept the Euros especially in London. You only gave him £4? Tight git. Not going to get them far.
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    Was he the only one who came into the garage or was the missus doing a bit of free shopping whist you were chatting to him?

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    What is the minimum delivery of Fuel? Would £4 cover it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbs View Post
    I'd like to think I helped him a little at 4 quid a time must be slow family earner if it is a con.
    Get £4 out of ten kind, but stupid , mugs and that's £40. Not bad for about 30 minutes work. (">

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    I know my local Tesco take Euros in store - not sure about the petrol station tho. I'd have pointed him to the nearest Tesco and kept my few quid.
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    I would have ignored him completely, not because I'm ignorant, but because I don't speak Irish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    I would have ignored him completely, not because I'm ignorant, but because I don't speak Irish.

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    I'd have doused him, his family and his car with petrol then watch the fuckers go up like a bonfire while I popped a packet of marshmallows and cracked open a Frijj in their honour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    I would have ignored him completely, not because I'm ignorant, but because I don't speak Irish.

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    Default Re: Have I been conned?

    Standard.

    When I lived in Slough, all the local gypsies tried every trick in the book to make you part with your cash. I could type a dozen paragraphs on it.

    An Irish tinker stopped me at the petrol station the other day. You can spot them a mile off. He called me over. I told him I was not interested. He didn't understand me. I told him I was busy. He still didn't understand me. I thought I should probably be a bit more friendly with a van full of tinkers, as my first 2 replies were fairly aggressive. I said, "Sorry, mate. I've got somewhere to be". He still didn't understand me. Cheeky fucker. It's his accent that is shit. So... I got in the car and drove off. Fuck knows what he wanted. But experience tells me it wouldn't be of a benefit to me. I drive quite a nice car and it was freshly washed. It did cross my mind that he'd offer me 5K cash or something stupid for it. Whatever he wanted, I wasn't interested.

    Bottom line - Pikey cunt.

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    Thanks all, that cleared it up!

    Thank fuck nobody approached me yesterday with a Sport Relief bucket, would've given them the keys to my house!!!

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