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Confidence trickster warning

Posted by: webmaster on Monday June 23, 2008 (13:30:12)   (1869 Reads)
 
This warning has been sent from the Scots Kirk via the Consulate:

"Recently the Kirk has been the focus of activity for a confidence trickster, who borrowed money from several members of the congregation, individually, on false pretences and has now vanished into the woodwork. In certain cases the sums involved were considerable, amounting to several thousand Euros.

The person claimed to be gravely ill (cancer) and to have only a short time to live. He promised imminent repayment (which got delayed and delayed, of course). He finally did a runner when challenged to deliver proof of his identity and of the stories he was telling about expecting large cheques any day. Most of what he had said was a brilliant weave of truth and lies, designed to make people trust him.

After discovering the reality of the situation, our efforts to track him down revealed that he'd been doing the rounds of other Anglophone churches in the Paris area and had tapped people there for money too, with the same audacity. He certainly had all of us praying for his health! In terms of amounts of money, also, the Scots Kirk must have been his greatest triumph.

Anticipating that he might soon run out of churches and turn to other Anglophone organizations, we thought we'd warn you about him. He is himself Anglophone...

 
The man is of Indian origin, probably in his 70s, supposedly born in the Solomon Islands. He went under the nickname of Bob and claimed to have been a sea captain on merchant ships. A small man, he is well turned out, bearded, and habitually wears a cap and a green cape. He was attending the Pitié Salpétrière hospital (Paris) for medical treatment and has or had a social worker there. His most distinctive characteristic is that he speaks in a whisper, due to some problem with his vocal cords. He was living in hotels in the ETAP chain, usually on the edges of Paris, and using the name Ramchandra (his full name is supposedly Kermachan Borinka Ramchandra, but this cannot be confirmed).

"Bob" claimed to be a man of some wealth, accumulated over a life on the ocean wave. He claimed that his resources, in an Australian bank and in various pension schemes, were temporarily blocked and unavailable to him, for some complex reason. He also claimed that an American friend had sent him a gift of cash by air, which had gone astray in the recent chaos at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5. This sum was subject to a major insurance claim that would be settled any day now! All crap, of course.

If any of your members come across "Bob", we at the Scots Kirk would be most interested to hear of it, as would the Police, to whom I and two colleagues have reported the affair.
Perhaps you could advise your member organisations to beware of this man. He is astonishingly audacious and unscrupulous. He will take anyone to the cleaners without a second thought."
 
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