First of all, never stop on the side of a motorway to help someone unless they are in immediate danger. The scammer in this video has been spotted multiple times on the M25 & M4.
The scam involves petrol, rings and a sob story. Some of the conman have claimed that one of their relatives has died and they need to get back home urgently.
Many offer to show some form of identification, often a bogus business card, with a promise to repay the money and they offer jewellery such as “gold” rings as security.
However, the rings are fake and valueless and the tricksters then flee with the cash, never to be seen again.
While motorists might be thinking they are doing a good deed by pulling over on a motorway, the fact is that doing this is against the law – and drivers are putting themselves at unnecessary risk.
Hopefully this video raises more awareness. Thank you for watching and thanks to Southern DashCam Chris for submitting this footage.