Right this happened about a week ago at our local market at the “car-park” the scam goes as follow and individual comes around and just walk past a car with a male car occupant waiting for someone. She then goes away.
A second person dressed in rags then approaches the car scrapping whatever metal he has on his clothing against the car. If the individual takes the bate he will retaliate get out of the car and confront the person.
Now the person that walked past the car scraping it will do his best to provoke the male occupant and afterwards if there was a fist exchange the other person in this case a female jumps out scream stuff to incriminate the male car occupant.
But she has his number plate and will phone the police. That said she made it very clear that this male car occupant will be painted with guild but with some financial consideration of X amount they will drop it.
I don’t think this is new, but it happened twice now. Once with a family friend and the second time with elderly person.
So be on the lookout.
As a side note how gullible can people be… to actually pay these individuals...