I just got a text message from a French guy, who says he's been riding for 4 months, but he lost his wallet in Denmark (I am in the Netherlands). He only has 50 euros to return home, and he says he relies on my hospitality to welcome him.
I am unsure what to make of this message, but it feels very scammy to me. I have texted him back telling him to go to the French embassy, which luckily for him is in Amsterdam.
Has anyone encountered a message like this before? Parts of the message just don't seem to add up for me. How do you lose your wallet in Denmark but still make it to the Netherlands? That's two weeks of cycling at least. After telling him to go to the French embassy to seek help there, as this is what I did when I lost my wallet four years ago while touring, he immediatly became very angry over text message, insinuating I wasn't a cyclist and a terrible human being.
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