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    The professional cheat-Part I

    I posted one real incident happened in my life to improve my writing skills. Kindly review for any grammatical errors.

    I went to Victoria Terminus (VT) station 4 years ago in Mumbai to reserve a train ticket for Chennai in the morning. An old man aged between 55 to 60 with white and gold seated adjacent to me when I was at reservation hall. He spokes fluent in English and Tamil as a native speaker.Then both of us introduced our personnel details,then he told me that he also from Chennai and came for reserve a ticket to one of his relatives. He said that he is a doctor from Chennai Appollo Hospital and came to Mumbai for special surgery. He elaborated his family background as one of his daughter studying in London and another son in Canada as a medical researchist. He also named some Bollywood about their surgery treatment and their survival because of his medical expertise.

    I and my colleague attracted over his medical exposures. He gave us his business card for any help in Chennai for our family members. He also assured to serve medical cases with discount of 15 % through his influence at Appollo Hospital in Chennai,Then he informed that he wanted to move airport as his flight was scheduled at 2:00pm for Chennai.

    We both decided not to miss the gentleman’s contact for any medical treatment in our family members since we believe that Appollo Hospital is one of the best medical services in Chennai. We started asking questions for our suffered childrens due to sleep apnea from both family. He replied that, “Dont worry,I will give one syrup medicines, no need to go for any other doctors and special surgery,they can recover within 2 months,the cost of medicine would be only INR 500!" He took his mobile at once and called someone to note the address to despatch the medicines through parcel service. Then he collected amount INR 500 from both and promised that medicines would be in our home before we reach at Chennai. We do not know his real face when we give money to him.
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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    I'm posting details of one real incident which happened to me, in order to improve my writing skills. Kindly review my text for any grammatical errors.

    I went to Victoria Terminus (VT) Station 4 years ago in Mumbai to reserve a train ticket for to Chennai in the morning. An old man aged between 55 to and 60 with and dressed in white and gold seated adjacent sat next to me when I was in the reservation hall. He spokes fluent in English and in Tamil as a native speaker. Then both of us introduced our personnel details ourselves,then and he told me that he was also from Chennai and that he had come came to reserve a ticket to for one of his relatives. He said that he is was a doctor from Appollo Hospital in Chennai and was in came to Mumbai for special surgery. He elaborated his family background as explaining that one of his daughters was studying in London and another son in Canada working as a medical researchist researcher. He also named talked about some Bollywood celebrities and about their surgery treatment and he chatted about their survival because of his medical expertise.

    I and my colleague My colleague and I felt attracted by his medical knowledge exposures. He gave us his business card for any medical help we may require in the future in Chennai for us and our family members. He also assured us that he could provide to serve medical cases with discounts of 15 % through his influence at Appollo Hospital in Chennai. Then he informed us that he wanted to move had to go to the airport as his flight to Chennai was scheduled at 2:00pm for Chennai.

    We both decided not to overlook miss the that gentleman’s contact for any future medical treatment in our family members since we believe that Appollo Hospital is one of the best medical services providers in Chennai. We started asking also asked him questions for about our suffered childrens due to children who suffered from sleep apnea from in both our families. He replied that, “Dont worry, I will give you one syrup medicines, and there's no need to go for to any other doctor and or special surgery. They can recover within 2 months, and the cost of the medicine would be only INR 500!" He took his mobile at once and called someone to note the address to dispatch the medicines to through some parcel service. Then he collected the amount of INR 500 from both of us and promised that the medicines would be in our homes before we reached at Chennai. We do did not know his real face identity when we give our money to him.

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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    It is not made clear at first that there were two of you at the train station.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post

    I went to Victoria Terminus (VT) station 4 years ago in Mumbai to reserve a train ticket for Chennai in the morning. An old man aged between 55 and 60 dressed in white and gold sat next to me when I was at the reservation hall. He spoke fluent English and Tamil.
    55 is old?

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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    We introduced ourselves and mentioned where we were from and such things. Then he told me (us?) that he was also from Chennai and had come to buy a ticket for one of his relatives. He said that he is a doctor from Chennai Appollo Hospital and came to Mumbai to perform special surgery. He talked about his family background and mentioned that he had a daughter studying in London and a son in Canada as a medical researcher. He also named some Hollywood celebrities he had helped with his medical expertise.

    My colleague and I were impressed with his medical knowledge.
    A hospital is not a medical service, but you can get medical services at a hospital.

    (Is this really a true story?)

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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    In AmericanEnglish that individual you encountered would be known as a con man.

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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    A hospital is not a medical service, but you can get medical services at a hospital.

    (Is this really a true story?)
    Yes. Absolutely true.

    His aim was to cheat the people not only through his medical knowledge,he was also planned to squeeze money from waiting list passengers at the railway station. I omitted this part in my post since a paragraph seems to be longer. It is not easy to get a confirmed train tickets in India for long journey on particular day due to over population. People are ready to pay the bribes to the railway officials for their last moment reservation tickets. The cheat used this oppourtunity for his favour.

    He assured to provide me a confimed ticket through the special quota. He collected amount INR 300 and assured that he would send me a confirmed e-ticket through email before 5:00pm. The train was supposed to leave at 8:30pm.

    When I called him around 5:30pm,he pretended to be another person and spoke in foreign language that I didn't understand. Then I felt that he would not send the medicines too. Eventually,he cheated me in both ways.

    Please also correct this post and guide me to write it in a better way.
    Last edited by Kumar Nadimuthu; 28-Mar-2015 at 19:18.

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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    Well, since you asked me to, I'll make some corrections/corrections. (That's my "job" here anyhow. )

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    Yes. Absolutely true.

    His aim was to defraud people by pretending to be a doctor, but he was also planned to squeeze money from waiting list passengers at the railway station. I omitted this part in my post since a paragraph seems to be longer. It is not easy to get a confirmed train ticket in India for a long journey on a particular day due to over-population. People are ready to pay the bribes to the railway officials for their last minute reservation tickets. The cheat used this opportunity to his advantage.

    He guaranteed me I would get a confined ticket through the special quota. He collected amount INR 300 and assured that he would send me a confirmed e-ticket through email before 5:00pm. The train was supposed to leave at 8:30pm.

    When I called him around 5:30pm, he pretended to be another person and spoke in foreign language that I didn't understand. Then I felt that he would not send the medicines either. Eventually, he cheated me in both ways.
    Well, anybody can be taken by a con man. At least you got a good story out of it.

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    Re: The professional cheat-Part I

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Well, anybody can be taken by a con man.
    I think you mean "taken in".

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