Doh!, one born every minute.
He got me at the local Shell petrol station with a ATM.
least he had the bad luck to drop his designer shades and break them, pity he made me pay for the dammed things.
He approached me in his Dark Blue AVIS hire car asking how long it would take to get to Heathrow Airport that he had a flight back to Italy to take.
He gave the spiel about visiting a friend who was not in after coming over from Italy for a fashion show in Ipswich and that he had been staying at the Marriott hotel there.
He said that he had some jackets he was going to give his friend in Norwich but who was out, so as i (had fallen to his opening spiel) helped him was i interested in buying them off him, doing him a favor so he wouldn't have excess baggage charges.
(DOH! companies don't care about this sort of thing, it's just expenses(TAX DEDUCTABLE)
He then went on to offer some fancy Italian designer leather jackets REPORTAGE RGA branded, with the patter that they were top quality worth over 250 each.
Suffice to say (Please just shoot me and put me out of my misery) i would up handing over 200 for some jackets, which once he had the cash and vanished off into the sunset (foot hard to the floor)off to another Petrol station and another sucker.
I then discovered, by the smell, been brought illegally by trawler into the UK, amongst a crate of Fish( yuk) the smell just wont go away. my house just stinks(since had to wrap them in 2 plastic bags and bury it in the garage).
i then went to local police station - they had a good laugh, about (me), the smell, (me).
All details given about this con artist, they are going to go over the video records of the petrol station, so maybe they can catch up with this GIT, (Italian White(or Blue Avis Renault Scenic MPV) van man)
Its bad enough with the local Pikeys playing this game, least we are used to them and can fend those buggers off. (white van 2 blokes, van full of busted shrink wrapped TV's Videos, jackets etc) warranty as far as the ends of their fingers, just walk away....
Anyway bloke description: ITALIAN. mid forties, graying gelled swept back hair, designer suit(grey/brown) blue/white shirt, tanned, did have a pair of designer sunglasses, designer italian brown shoes.
He was more than eager to flash his documents, and tatty BA Flight tickets. #NOTE. his assumed name (documents to match was Sergio (p/f)-------- didn't get good look at his surname, he said he came Milan, and gave me a business card. (for all that's worth) of some Italian firm(no web/email address). he also uses a Silver/Blue - DINERS CARD credit card with his name on it(probably as dodgy as him).
Anyway this week (first week of August 2005)he's running around the UK in a Rented Avis -Blue Renault Scenic. so someone can trace him via avis registration records. hopefully Trading Standards, Police, and Customs & Excise will catch up with him.