The old throw yourself/granny in front of a moving car scam.

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The old throw yourself/granny in front of a moving car scam.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:57 pm

Bloody old people these days. Amazing what they'll do to annoy young fit motorists and people on Facebook.

A Thai granny tries to scam but fails miserably in North-East Thailand
A video has emerged on social media of an attempted scam by an elderly Thai granny in the North East region of Thailand. Unfortunately for the would be scammer, her acting skills were not up to scratch on this occasion.

The footage, which was posted onto facebook, is from a dash cam and shows the old lady appear from the side of the road, before dramatically throwing herself in front of the oncoming vehicle.

Luckily for the driver, she had seen the old lady coming, and had put on the breaks well before, and didn’t even come close to hitting anyone. Even so, the old lady carried on playing the victim, hoping to extort some money from the motorists.

Obviously no one in the area was remotely fooled by the attempts of the old lady, and motorists on both sides of the road simply drive past her.

Similar scams have been seen online from countires such as China and Taiwan lately, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before the scam made it’s way into Thailand.

The footage was on the Facebook page of Pattanakitr Punkot who said that it was recorded in the Seka district of Bung Karn province on Friday morning when his wife was driving... ... m-attempt/
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Re: The old throw yourself/granny in front of a moving car scam.

Postby John Bingham » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:05 pm

I couldn't see anything other than a still shot on that link, so I kindly went to the trouble of finding the video in question.

There were old ladies trying this shit on in inner-city Dublin when I was a kid, jumping against the side of my dad's car and claiming we ran them over etc.

The worst case I heard was when I visited Cambodia first in the late 90s, someone told me about a foreigner driving a motorbike through a village. A woman came out and chucked her baby under his wheel and then demanded compensation. No idea if it was a true story or not but I remember being a bit freaked-out by it.
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Re: The old throw yourself/granny in front of a moving car scam.

Postby willyhilly » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:28 am

I heard that one too but I think it was from Gary Kwai so obviously bullshit.

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