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Possible scam? Young couple Eyre Square

  • 22-12-2019 8:18pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 47 Jonny one


    My Aunt was asked by a young couple on Eyre Square if she knows any cheep hostels, she directed them to one but they told her they've already been there but it's full, she later checks online and sees said hostel has lots of vacancies.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,686 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Jonny one wrote: »
    My Aunt was asked by a young couple on Eyre Square if she knows any cheep hostels, she directed them to one but they told her they've already been there but it's full, she later checks online and sees said hostel has lots of vacancies.

    Probably were turned away....

    Only be a scam if they were looking for money or a place to be given etc....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,005 ✭✭✭ BDI


    Anybody saying they have nowhere to stay is either lying or was barred from every other hostel in Ireland. We have a very generous welfare system and when people fall through the cracks we have government funded charities providing all sorts of care.

    It’s one of the best countries in the world to be homeless in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,106 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    Fair play to your aunt for having the savvy to question random persons approaching her on the street.
    However online checks don't always tell the whole story.
    The reception at the hostel are the final arbiter of whether they actually have space tonight for what the couple want.
    I'm struggling to see the possible scam if they didn't actually ask her for anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,321 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Scam? How?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,592 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson


    BDI wrote: »
    Anybody saying they have nowhere to stay is either lying or was barred from every other hostel in Ireland. We have a very generous welfare system and when people fall through the cracks we have government funded charities providing all sorts of care.

    It’s one of the best countries in the world to be homeless in.
    Christ :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,106 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    pjohnson wrote: »
    Christ :pac:

    No room at the inn as I recall.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,321 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Ah jaysus

    Lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,866 ✭✭✭✭ Sardonicat


    BDI wrote: »
    Anybody saying they have nowhere to stay is either lying or was barred from every other hostel in Ireland. We have a very generous welfare system and when people fall through the cracks we have government funded charities providing all sorts of care.

    It’s one of the best countries in the world to be homeless in.

    Bit they weren't claiming to be homeless, were they?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,407 ✭✭✭✭ Eric Cartman


    elperello wrote: »
    Fair play to your aunt for having the savvy to question random persons approaching her on the street.
    However online checks don't always tell the whole story.
    The reception at the hostel are the final arbiter of whether they actually have space tonight for what the couple want.
    I'm struggling to see the possible scam if they didn't actually ask her for anything.

    its a tourist scam, ask where a hostel / hotel are, locals usually point one out, tourists will respond with 'i know the one im staying at is called x' or usually admit theyre not from there , then you ask for money. By leaving locals alone you can usually keep the scam going longer without gardai being alerted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,866 ✭✭✭✭ Sardonicat


    its a tourist scam, ask where a hostel / hotel are, locals usually point one out, tourists will respond with 'i know the one im staying at is called x' or usually admit theyre not from there , then you ask for money. By leaving locals alone you can usually keep the scam going longer without gardai being alerted.

    Huh?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    lawred2 wrote: »
    Scam? How?

    Worst scam ever, no money changed hands.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    **** off. The correct answer is always **** off.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    I don't see the scam here and I don't see any good coming from the chat around it

    So I'm going to close this.

    If there is a scam that has occurred and there's is proof of PM a mod and the thread can be opened again


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