Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

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Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by General Mackevili » Thu May 04, 2017 1:28 am

From the Kampot Noticeboard:

"Be aware folk,
New scam came to Kampot?

Khmer guy between electric shop and ibis office (behind sokimex on durian r-about), being too much friendly, speaks perfect English, asking the very same questions - where from, how long been here blablabla. Saying he was deported from U.S. after living there for 23 years and trying now to sort his life out, doesn't know where to go, what to do, looking for job, asking for money "as much you can give from your heart, any amount".
Asked him what he was deported for - bank robbery.Image "But I didnt do it, the other gang did".
Nice looking watch (could be $5 from the market of course), gold ring, big phone, I offered him to go to pawn shop. -
"But that's all I got, watch is a gift from a friend from Norway, what I gonna do?"

Have seen characters like that a lot in PP, but looks like they are coming to Kampot now.

Or mby I'm just paranoid
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Doesn't sound like a "scam" to me, but bad news nonetheless.
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Re: Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu May 04, 2017 3:22 am

Where does it say he's called Steve ? It wouldn't be too surprising if there are others now. Quite a few deportees from the US recently, and rising. Some of them must be totally confused by Cambodia. It could be one of the new guys.

Steve probably gets blamed for every deportee scammer in Cambodia. Just becuz he's so famous. ;-)
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Re: Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu May 04, 2017 5:47 am

That post isn't referring to Steve, but a different deportee.
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Re: Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by rick_o'shea » Thu May 04, 2017 11:18 am

Steve was at the riverside in PP on Monday this week.

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Re: Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by General Mackevili » Thu May 04, 2017 11:33 am

Anchor Moy wrote:Where does it say he's called Steve ? It wouldn't be too surprising if there are others now. Quite a few deportees from the US recently, and rising. Some of them must be totally confused by Cambodia. It could be one of the new guys.

Steve probably gets blamed for every deportee scammer in Cambodia. Just becuz he's so famous. ;-)
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PSD-Kiwi wrote:That post isn't referring to Steve, but a different deportee.
No picture of the dude. Though it "sounds like" him.

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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu May 04, 2017 11:42 am

Not Scammer Steve, as confirmed by the replies and description on the post on FB
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Re: Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by StroppyChops » Thu May 04, 2017 9:30 pm

If it is Scammer Steve he's moved recently as he tried it on with me in one of his usual haunts in TTP about three weeks ago - I pointed to the signage on the tuk-tuk and asked him for a charitable donation. He declined, and moved on.
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Post by General Mackevili » Thu May 04, 2017 9:56 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:Not Scammer Steve, as confirmed by the replies and description on the post on FB
Correct. He's name's DAVID and he has gray hair.

Should I change the name of this topic? I'd hate to give Scammer Steve a bad name....oh wait?
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Re: Sounds Like Khmerican Deportee "Scammer Steve" Has Made His Way to Kampot

Post by willyhilly » Fri May 05, 2017 4:41 am

I like the sound of someone who admits that he was done for robbing a bank. Nowadays banks rob people. This is not Steve's MO, he is always on the riverside.
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