Re: The price of kindness, July 22 letters.
I read with interest the letter from Elva Stoelers about the man asking for funds for gas so he could get back to his children in Chilliwack.
I think it is safe to say that he was indeed a scammer, because I was approached with exactly the same story a few days previously, including the proffering of a business card and the promise to repay.
Stoelers should not berate herself too severely – the fellow was very convincing and I might well have succumbed had I not just spent most of my cash on lunch.
Bill Stewart, Surrey