Jump to content

SCAM ALERT: Watch out for guy who will ask if you speak English


Waking life
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • 3 weeks later...
On 2/27/2020 at 7:45 AM, Angelfsh131 said:

Is it sad that I am hoping to see him? 😂 He’s a little C.C. Famous at the point. 

 

I've been hoping to see him for 10 years.   Just missed him by ten minutes a few weeks ago when my friend snapped the pic above.  Maybe next time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

This guys is still out here telling the same story about him and his dad getting mugged in OSJ. Unfortunately, I didn’t see this story until we got back to the hotel.  Now short $13 and laughing at stories we are reading about the same guy running this scam.  I’m sharing a picture someone posted on here from last year. It’s the same guy but now he’s wearing a mask.  Pay attention to the preamble of “hey do you speak English?”and the big ears.  You can’t miss it. Good luck folks and don’t get scammed like us. 

F253C442-090C-40A8-BEC5-8AD24AE89762.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, mmcen78 said:

This guys is still out here telling the same story about him and his dad getting mugged in OSJ. Unfortunately, I didn’t see this story until we got back to the hotel.  Now short $13 and laughing at stories we are reading about the same guy running this scam.  I’m sharing a picture someone posted on here from last year. It’s the same guy but now he’s wearing a mask.  Pay attention to the preamble of “hey do you speak English?”and the big ears.  You can’t miss it. Good luck folks and don’t get scammed like us. 

F253C442-090C-40A8-BEC5-8AD24AE89762.jpeg

 

Yup, that's him. Looks like he ditched the nose bandage.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, mmcen78 said:

This guys is still out here telling the same story about him and his dad getting mugged in OSJ. Unfortunately, I didn’t see this story until we got back to the hotel.  Now short $13 and laughing at stories we are reading about the same guy running this scam.  I’m sharing a picture someone posted on here from last year. It’s the same guy but now he’s wearing a mask.  Pay attention to the preamble of “hey do you speak English?”and the big ears.  You can’t miss it. Good luck folks and don’t get scammed like us. 

F253C442-090C-40A8-BEC5-8AD24AE89762.jpegDear travel community, our OSJS (Old San Juan Scammer) is out and about again tonight (July 25, 2021). We spotted him once again by the food trucks preying on unassuming couples.  Of course we jumped in to save the night.  But not without taking a video and some pictures of him first.  He quickly beat feet.  But wouldn’t you know, we spotted him again on our way to our Hotel whilst he was yet again  onto his shenanigans troubling  travelers.  Again, we stepped in to save the night. Who knows how many more victims are on his path this evening.  Nonetheless, we feel vindicated from our previous night where we fell victim to the OSJS.  Stay vigilant folks!  See updated picture of our OSJS.

F1957BC2-E5A3-40C6-A6BB-F6C7FE74F68F.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, mmcen78 said:

F1957BC2-E5A3-40C6-A6BB-F6C7FE74F68F.jpeg

We have seen this guy many times through the years. We always start laughing and proceed to tell him how famous he is online. That gets rid of him real fast lol. On a side note, is everyone still wearing masks in San Juan even outdoors? I thought this was lifted for vaccinated people a while back. Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, zpdw484 said:

We have seen this guy many times through the years. We always start laughing and proceed to tell him how famous he is online. That gets rid of him real fast lol. On a side note, is everyone still wearing masks in San Juan even outdoors? I thought this was lifted for vaccinated people a while back. Thanks!

When walking outside no one really says anything but most shops still expect you to put the mask on in their stores

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

We were on Mardi Gras and had a stop in San Juan 8/17.  My husband and brother in law went back over to a store while myself and my sister stayed on the ship.  This guy approached them with the same story.  My husband doesn’t read these boards and I had totally forgotten to tell him about this guy.  Luckily they didn’t fall for his story and kept walking.  So he is definitely still at it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/25/2021 at 3:58 PM, pc2425 said:

We were on Mardi Gras and had a stop in San Juan 8/17.  

Can you start a new thread reporting to us how Old San Juan is these days?  Were many of the shops, restaurants and bars open?  Were masks required outdoors?  Were people wearing asks in the restaurants?  

 

I need to decide if we are going to proceed with our upcoming cruise or if we should cancel and put it off until 2022!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Mike45LC said:

Can you start a new thread reporting to us how Old San Juan is these days?  Were many of the shops, restaurants and bars open?  Were masks required outdoors?  Were people wearing asks in the restaurants?  

 

I need to decide if we are going to proceed with our upcoming cruise or if we should cancel and put it off until 2022!

I really don’t have much to report.  We didn’t walk around very much.   Mostly just right by the port.  There were vendors set up on the streets and they all had on masks,  We didn’t go into any restaurants or bars so I don’t know the mask situation.  Walking around people had on masks.  Signs were everywhere saying masks required and a $100 fine.  My husband pulled his mask down and was standing on the sidewalk and a policeman drove by, stopped and pointed at him to pull up his mask.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, pc2425 said:

I really don’t have much to report.  We didn’t walk around very much.   Mostly just right by the port.  There were vendors set up on the streets and they all had on masks,  We didn’t go into any restaurants or bars so I don’t know the mask situation.  Walking around people had on masks.  Signs were everywhere saying masks required and a $100 fine.  My husband pulled his mask down and was standing on the sidewalk and a policeman drove by, stopped and pointed at him to pull up his mask.

Thanks for the first hand report from a cruiser's perspective!  I'm glad that they are taking the mask mandate seriously.  

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Holland America Line’s Alaska Exploration Sale
      • Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Q&A with American Queen Voyages
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...