So in town today, and a guy stopped me and told me he was a monk looking for donations. First thing I said to myself is, "this guy is a scammer and defiantly not a monk". I told him "sorry I can't donate", and he said "surely you have change". Proceeding to do the age old sales trick of grabbing something and showing the list of names and donations in an attempt that I would change my mind and do as everyone else has done. As I walked away he even tried to persuade me by offering a book on meditation. Clearly it's working for him, people just picking change out of their pockets and handing it to him. Probably raking in a fortune as well. This was in wales but seems this is a common scam in new york as well having googled it, very very similar even down to the board of names.