Some friends of Sarah’s were nearly caught out by this roadside scam.
Sarah’s friends were driving down the slip road onto the A3 near Esher and saw by the roadside that something had happened. A person was lying by the road and a stopped car. A man flagged them down.
He claimed he was a company director and had run out of fuel. He offered to give them his ring in return for money for petrol.
Sarah’s friends had been scammed before and knew to take no chances so they drove off.
If you are stopped and asked for money or even asked to get out and help – think carefully and examine the situation.
Why haven’t they got a phone?
Is there something not quite right about the scene?
If you are worried – DO NOT STOP. You can find a place to park a safe distance away and ring the police, tell them what has happened and they can and go and see if there is really anything wrong.
A similar roadside scam to this has been reported recently in Copsem Lane near Esher.
Being a Good Samaritan is natural to many of us but be careful as things may not be what they seem.
Do not get caught out.