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Fabienne

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Did anyone walking around the place Vendôme (such as walking away from Charvet) ever fall prey to the gold ring scheme? A close source assures me it is also used in London. Not terribly clever, yet interesting in its own way.
 

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A wedding band on the pavement. An "episcopalian-type" runs to you saying "is it yours", it isn't, you (at least I) proceed to walk away, while the person tells you she can't keep it because of XYZ religious reasons (I know, very strange in Paris, all in English), lets you have it, you stand wondering what to do with the thing for a second, the person comes back asking if you have money to give her for a Coke.

The ring is obviously a metal other than gold.
 

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Originally Posted by Fabienne
A wedding band on the pavement. An "episcopalian-type" runs to you saying "is it yours", it isn't, you (at least I) proceed to walk away, while the person tells you she can't keep it because of XYZ religious reasons (I know, very strange in Paris, all in English), lets you have it, you stand wondering what to do with the thing for a second, the person comes back asking if you have money to give her for a Coke.

The ring is obviously a metal other than gold.


So, the scheme involves getting my pocket change for a coke
 

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Originally Posted by spoiledone
So, the scheme involves getting my pocket change for a coke


My co-worker (the bastard) just scammed me then!
 

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This is probably the worst scheme ever.
 

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Wow, after pulling off such an elaborate scheme, it only seems appropriate to try to fake one's own death by intentionally crashing a plane in a swamp somewhere.
 

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they should rethink their scheme.

many years ago i worked w/ someone who was late coming back from lunch one day. she finally arrived, and in a tearful panic muttered 'i bet there's no such firm as bernstein assocs.!' as she paged furiously through the phone book. turns out she was walking back from lunch when a woman tapped her on the shoulder and says 'did you drop this?'. she says no and together they open the envelope to see it's stuffed w/ $$$$.

"we should bring this to my attorney at bernstein & assoc. - he'll know what to do", says the woman. phone call is made. turns out the $$$ is 'theirs' to keep as the envelope is unmarked. they can split it right there or bring it over to the office as bernstein has a great short-term investment available. will double (probably triple) $$$, but there's a minimum amount needed and the envelope is $300 short. co-worker says no problem and takes out $300 from atm. the 2 hop in a cab and drive to bernstein's office. 'wait here while i run upstairs to give mr. bernstein the $$$$ - i'll be right back...."
 

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This one is a classic con though. Place Vendôme is con-like anyway so a little bit of coke change stealing isn't gonna make much of a difference.
 

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Originally Posted by Fabienne
A wedding band on the pavement. An "episcopalian-type" runs to you saying "is it yours", it isn't, you (at least I) proceed to walk away, while the person tells you she can't keep it because of XYZ religious reasons (I know, very strange in Paris, all in English), lets you have it, you stand wondering what to do with the thing for a second, the person comes back asking if you have money to give her for a Coke.

The ring is obviously a metal other than gold.


has the FBI been investigating this new scam? what kind of world do we live in?
 

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ive heard of something like this in italy or spain by gypsy's. they have something like a really crappy necklace or something. and want to give it to you. the second you take it from them they go crazy asking you for money etc and wont take the item back.
 

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