In the 90ies people tried to scam tourists and travellers on the highways of many European countries by making them stop, telling a beautiful and poor story and making them to pay money for gas, food etc. They offered “gold”-jewellery, which they were carrying on their body in return as a refund giving the unknown victims the feeling that they would get their money back. In most cases the scammers even added a beautiful percentage of interest.
Those scammers on the way to the ferry in Denmark betrayed us. A German Mercedes with the Plate nr “B WT 5610” was standing on the side lane on the highway and waved at us. We stopped because we wanted to make sure that they are ok. We thought that they would wave at us because we also had a German licence plate and they had difficulties talking Danish or whatever we thought!
The Guy called himself “Aly Kaweb” and gave us a business card of a car yard in Bochum/Germany and told us that he lost his bag with CC, Money, Passport etc and that he was on his way to Copenhagen to sell cars to some Russians and that he needed money for gas because they were running out of it! He promised us that he would pay us back 500-600 € once he gets back to Germany the next day but that he had to sell the cars and had to get there in time. In his car he had his wife and his older son and two youngsters.
We were really suspicious but didn’t think that he would be a scammer because he had his whole family in the car. He filled the car with very expensive Danish gas and I paid with my Credit Card and even added two cokes for the kids.
We made a written contract with him but when he was supposed to write down his name he had to take out his business card to check the surname. I got suspicious but didn’t say anything (my own stupid fault), he also had a business card with an address in Bochum and a licence plate from Berlin (another hint).
Once they left we continued driving towards Hirtshals. For curiosity I checked the website on the business card and found a land line in Germany and called it asking for Aly. The guy at the other end of the line immediately told me that I got scammed when I asked for “Aly Kaweb”. He said that he gets about 3-4 mails a week and that he already reported it to the police!
Unfortunately we waited too long when they left and that is why we had no chance to follow them. As we had little time to get to the ferry we even had no time to report it to the local police.
But my GoPro got him. And I already sent the video to the Federal Police of Germany!
I guess I will never see my money again. I paid 112 €, a lot of money when you are travelling on a budget! And all I got is a necklace and two rings worth about 3 € each.
I tried to help somebody and got betrayed but I think I would do it again if I think somebody is in need!
There he is got him in fully size, stupid fat idiot!!