How it works:
- Opening: scammers first slash your bicycle tire.
- Set-up: when you get back, one scammer appears and pretends to help by trying to pump your tire. Next, another appears, helps to investigate and discovers that the tire is ruined. They help you remove the tire and replace with a new one at a shop nearby. An inflated fee is then demanded from you.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Threaten to call the police.