‘Ar­mani’ suit guy is back – read­ers tell of their meet­ings with con­man

7 Days in Dubai - - FAMILY -

“Omg same per­son from 8yrs ago. Ex­actly ev­ery­thing men­tioned but my hubby didn’t buy. This was out­side Ibn Bat­tuta Mall around 5pm. Plus, my hus­band is tall.”

WILMA JOAN ROUSE

“He tried the same with me driv­ing BMW as I walked to­wards the mall en­trance! He went hun­gry.”

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

“I told one of these guys that I was Bri­tish CID work­ing with the Dubai po­lice to stamp out coun­ter­feit goods in the UAE. He dis­ap­peared rather quickly.”

SAM WESTHEAD

“Ran into this clown my­self. The mocked up Ar­mani busi­ness card with a hot­mail ad­dress was odd, I imag­ined if you’re go­ing to fib you might as well go all out.”

AN­DREW PARKER

“They al­ways use the same tac­tics but again you have to be des­per­ate enough to buy suits from the streets. No mat­ter how much a sales per­son is con­vinc­ing, when you de­cide to look for cheap suits from strange hawk­ers in­stead of go­ing to buy them from well know cloth bou­tiques, you will al­ways be a vic­tim.”

CASSANDRA JR SANDY

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