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SCAM!

By maggieh
There is a scam to be found in most centres of tourist interest - even on the Millenium bridge. This gang were setting up along the river front near the National Theatre. It is a form of "Find The Lady" Two of the gang - perhaps the two young ladies in the image will start betting against the operator. Soon members of the passing public are drawn in. People can be very gullible. I saw this set up - luckily they didn't notice me. I went back later and people were joining in!

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism

Voters: picturistic, peterellison, MickyMc and 17 more


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picturistic 11 7 7 Wales
18 Dec 2009 10:10AM
good capture, Maggie

Adrian
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 10:43AM
Another good story telling image
Mavis
18 Dec 2009 10:47AM
well spotted
Gareth
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
18 Dec 2009 11:15AM
Good strong street/candid work but cannot see this gull you mention Wink

Amazing how they get away with it with the public ah well fool and their money and all that well spotted and captured ! Colin
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 1:23PM
These scams are everywhere that people gather sadly, well spotted and captured, nice bit of street photography. Think I'm drawn to the colour version today.
Barbara
Shootme 11 England
18 Dec 2009 2:29PM
Excellant street shot, I like both versions. London would'nt be London without a scam going on somewhere!

Jim.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 4:28PM
Well, cleanly recorded, I bet he wouldn't want to be photographed so clearly!
Moira
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 9:04PM
I like mono version. fine image
regards
Yung
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
18 Dec 2009 9:39PM
Police evidence Maggie. Have a wonderful yuletide and a great New Year. All the best for 2010. Ron.
clicknimagine Plus
11 796 104 India
19 Dec 2009 4:05PM
beautiful piece of street photography....
Jekaro 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2009 7:55AM
A fabulous candid capture, Maggie.
Roy
Thushari 11 1 Sri Lanka
21 Dec 2009 3:37PM
Great street shot Maggie.
MickS 16 23 14 England
22 Dec 2009 5:50PM
Watcha Maggie,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Mick
22 Dec 2009 7:18PM
Great shot Maggie - love the mono version !

A Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year !
Chris
imagio 14 12 1 England
22 Dec 2009 11:50PM
There is always a scam Maggie, excellent capture

Bernie
Sean_Dillon 12 2 2 England
6 Jan 2010 1:21PM
The colour version is my favourite, well captured.

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