Ignore and walk on?

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My experience with the bus fare scam (Your Star, Your Say, July 20).

I was surprised by your correspondent’s critical stance.

Several years ago, I too was a victim of confidence trickster who perpetrated an identical scam near Sheffield station.

I wonder what G Ellison’s response would have been if a close family member of theirs who was genuinely stranded had been ignored by passers-by.

I am heartened that there are good Samaritans who are prepared to help others even though that help can be abused. It will be a dark day when ignore-and-walk-on becomes a mantra.

Emeritus Professor Edward M Winter

Haybrook Court, Sheffield S17