I swear there seems to be more of this stuff lately or I am just reading more about it... and then another so I am wondering.... what do ya'll do when an unknown person approaches you and asks for money? or how close do you let an unknown person get to you. I tend not to let anyone closer than about 10 feet unless I know them. If they ask for money I tend to ignore them or say sorry don't have any which is not a lie, I only carry a credit card.... so how does one prevent these things. granted these happened in less than diserable locations but the north avenue one is close to were I used to work parttime at night.