Hello I am slovak student in Munich, Germany, and I was recently scammed by a scam-artist of a known international mafia group. He came by with his rented car and asked me for directions to the airport, and that wouldn’t be so strange, if I wasn’t asked for directions regularly twice a week, at least. I gave him the directions and as thanks he gave me a bag with three leather jackets for free as he is a fashion designer and is coming from a fashion show. He needed money to pay the customs office for a another bag with similar clothing, and that he is desperate and needs help. That’s when my altruism and good-naturedness got the best of me and I ended up handing him over 470€ that he promised to pay me tomorrow via Western Union.
As soon as this happened I went back home and checked his credentials (he gave me his fake business card) and found out he is part of an international scammer group. I already contacted the police and handed them all the material I had from him, but even though the bavarian police are renowned professionals, I am not optimistic that I will ever see that money ever again and that this criminal (and his group) will ever be put to justice.
It wouldn’t be a problem if I had wealthy parents or siblings, but they can barely manage on their own and I blew more than a half of my savings I needed to pay the rent, schoolbooks and traffic-card for, I still, stupidly, didn’t do.
If you want to get more info on these guys, here are some useful links:
Here is more or less the same business card he gave me: (Mine is in the hands of the police already, same with the leather jackets)
If you could help me out even to a small degree it would mean the world to me. :)
Take care and do not trust completely random strangers, even though they look trustworthy.
Thank you. <3