How it works:
- Opening: A group of scammers posing as deaf and mute ask you to sign a charity petition – a pre-filled form in a language which you will probably not understand.
- Set-up: once you do, they will ask for a donation to the charity which does not exist. If you refuse, they will hassle you and while distracted, an accomplice picks your pockets.
Places to beware:
- Vienna: Historic Center of Vienna
What to do: