LETTERS: Parental plea heard before

Editor:

Re: The price of kindness, July 22 letters.

Editor:

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