A guest post by Jay
Jay says – My elderly neighbour was scammed in the car park at Painshill park.
He was approached by a Swiss sounding man selling upmarket kitchen sets. He said he was on his way to Europe and had to sell after a trade fair. The plates on his car were Swiss.
My neighbour is an ex lawyer – that shows how convincing these guys can be. He was so convinced he spent £1,270 – only to find out they were fake.
I think the brand is called Swiss Jura .
There’s a warning up on streetlife.com about this man as apparently he has been operating in this area of Surrey for a while.
The Police do know about this man
Surrey Police are warning people to not fall into the same trap, after two women were duped out of hundreds of pounds.
The man reportedly told the two women different stories about who he was and why he had the knives.
The first sale took place in a golf club car park in Weybridge.
He told the woman he was from Switzerland and his father ran a Swiss Cuisine company. He persuaded the woman to buy two sets of what she thought was St Moritz knives for €450.
As usual, if it looks too good to be true – it probably is.