in honour of Chirasrcuro's 'night time selling thingy' I was wondering what the best begging scam you've been 'party' to - I think mine was in Liverpool when I was accosted by a chap an electric blue suit and greased backed hair who's "Car's broke down and me wife's in the back almost giving birth" - he had a petrol can in his hand and said he needed petrol money. i was young an naive so I gave him a fiver. Then a month later I saw him in almost the same place doing the same spiel to someone but this time he had two petrol cans instead of one. Talk about building your empire.
In London as well some awful woman with a cruel mouth was going around with some clearly fake ID saying she was raising money for her child who had cerebral palsy who was clearly lying and gave herself away by telling us to 'go and fuck yourselves' when no-one would dig deep.
The homeless, eh?