Humans are emotional beings. We always tend to use our emotions first before our ability to think critically. For some reasons, we tend to feel pity towards the people who want or need our sympathy. As a result, we sometimes put ourselves to a risk that did not expect.
The video below went viral for so many reasons. There are many netizens who shared their thoughts regarding the video. Some were so hooked up with it that they watched the video several times. They also shared it to their friends and relatives hoping they may help spread awareness in this kind of “scam”.
The video showed a man who is unable to walk because of the absence of his legs. It seems both of them were missing. At the first glance, the man may looks pitiful because of his situation. He was just sitting on the floor while begging for alms.
However, the video showed the moment when the authorities busted the technique of this guy. He was just pretending to be unable to walk. The authorities who figured out his scam and asked him to take off his pants. It was discovered that he was just wearing several pants to cover up his legs. He was just also bending his legs to make his look realistic.
The video gained a lot of comments from the netizens. Some of them shared their thoughts saying that this is the reason why they do not trust people begging for alms so easily. They said that there is no assurance that these people are truly in need or if they really use these alms to feed themselves or to something else.
Watch the video below:
Not a south-african video, but a con that can be seen on S.A streets, think twice before you give your hard earned pennies to the "poor" disabled oke at the robot!!
Posted by South Africa Uncensored on Friday, April 8, 2016
There are social media users who also advised others to not judge so quickly. This may seem to be a scam or a modus but at least the man is not asking for money in a way that will create some trouble for others.