Tricked by a Teen Beggar
A person with a kind heart wanted to help the poor, especially beggars on the streets.
Beggars, young and old are begging on the streets daily but who are the real beggars and who are the scammers?
Some of the child beggars are being controlled by syndicates, a head who adopt the child beggars, feeds them but one condition, to beg for money from the public and bring back cash to the head of the group.
Nowadays, I don’t donate cash to the beggars on the streets anymore.
This is due to the bad experience that I had encountered several times which I was shocked after the truth was revealed.
I remembered once that I was tricked by a teen beggar whom I had pitied on.
The teen beggar
One evening, after I had finished work, I was waiting for a public bus at the bus station.
It was a busy place where many working people and students would be standing, looking out for their indicated bus with giraffe necks.
Suddenly, a young teen, roughly at the age of 13 or less had approced me for money.
He was wearing a dirty round neck shirt with a short and a pair of worn out slippers.
He spoke to me in chinese that he needed $5 to take a bus home and he had not taken any food for a day.
He said that he had been stranded here and was hungry.
I pitied him, I didn’t ask much because I was eager to look out for the bus. I don’t want to miss it.
It will take another hour for me to wait for the next public bus to make the route.
I knew I was Tricked
I gave him $5 bill , he thanked me and skipped off , disappeared among the crowd.
I was telling myself that I had done a good deed.
I had helped the teenager to get home.
The next day, I was in the public bus.
To my dismay I saw the same teenager beggar again at the bus station.
Still wearing the same clothes, but not begging, he was puffing away with a cigarette in his hand.
At that moment, I knew I was being tricked by this beggar for sure.
Never ever donate cash to the beggars on the streets.
They aren’t beggars, they are loafers and tricksters !
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