Scams in Kolkata
Scams in Kolkata Reviews
Scams in the streets of Kolkata - beggars Jan 25, 2013
Watch out with the many people who are begging for money in the streets of Kolkata.
Yes, there are many, many homeless and poor people, but there's also a high rate of drug addicts (we saw a coupe of guys shooting on the street in different occasions) and there's some mafias involved in this.
We fell for one. A woman carrying a little baby, begging for some baby milk, because she couldn't afford to feed her baby.
We were heart broken and because the woman actually made clear she wanted no money, but baby milk, my boyfriend went to the pharmacy with her, got her the milk and by the time we were leaving, she went back in the pharmacy again.
I thought it was strange and we decided to check what was going on. She was returning the milk and asking for the cash back.
The the pharmacist said this woman do it all day long, ripping off tourists and actually making a good deal of money.
We got upset, first of she lied, she should care better about her baby who was really dirty. But they keep the kids dirty to make us feel sorry for them.
So, we didn't know what the money was for. We took our money back from her.
I even caught this on camera... Sad, but happens non-stop.
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