Elderly ‘fake beggars’ on the streets of Australia are ‘exposed as wealthy con artists who transfer thousands of dollars every day back to China’
・Victoria Police cracking down on alleged syndicate of fake beggars from China
・Police made seven arrests during joint operation in Melbourne’s CBD this week
・Comes after shocking footage of alleged fake beggars was uploaded to Reddit
・Police have urged Melburnians to not give money directly to beggars
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” someone who is very poor and lives by asking people for money or food “という風に記載されていますね。
con artist (noun)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” someone who lies in order to make people give him money “という風に記載されていますね。
To expose (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to deliberately make something publicly known because you believe that it is wrong or illegal “という風に記載されていますね。
The newspaper story exposed him as (= showed that he was) a liar.
He was exposed as a fraud and a liar.
The videotape of the meeting exposed him as thoroughly corrupt (=showed that he was corrupt).
crack down on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to start dealing with someone or something much more strictly “という風に記載されていますね。
The school is cracking down on smoking.
The library is cracking down on people who lose their books.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved “という風に記載されていますね。
The alleged victim’s evidence could not be relied upon.
It took 15 years for the alleged criminals (= people thought to be criminals) to prove their innocence.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a group of people or companies who join together in order to share the cost of a particular business operation for which a large amount of money is needed: “という風に記載されていますね。
international crime syndicates
The jackpot prize was won by a syndicate of four workmates.
An ‘organised syndicate of fake beggars’ from China has been exposed making hundreds of dollars each day by allegedly pretending to be homeless.
It comes after disturbing footage titled ‘Organised Asian syndicate of fake beggars on city corners’ was uploaded on social media last month and revealed by Daily Mail Australia and news.com.au.
It’s understood an alleged syndicate is arranging passports and tourist visas in China before ‘beggars’ fly in to work the streets and then send the cash they collect back to China electronically.
Victoria Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that several people were arrested in an operation conducted across Melbourne’s CBD this week in partnership with City of Melbourne Council.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” by a piece of electronic equipment, especially a computer “という風に記載されていますね。
There is the alternative of paying your bill electronically.
The device allows doctors to electronically send prescriptions to local pharmacies.
To confirm (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to say that something is definitely true because you know about it “という風に記載されていますね。
Her announcement confirmed (that) she would be resigning as CEO.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a relationship between two or more people, groups, or countries involved in an activity together “という風に記載されていますね。
The university works in partnership with several local businesses.
The festival is being supported by the county council in partnership with local businesses.
Seven people were charged with beg alms and possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of crime as part of Operation Aquirm.
Police seized $1,000 in cash in the arrests.
‘A portion of those arrested and charged by police were also in possession of money exchange receipts which showed that Australian dollars had recently been converted into Chinese Yuan,’ a spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.
‘All of those charged with begging offences were offered referrals to support agencies, which at this stage has been declined by nearly all alleged offenders.
‘Police are alleging that those who have been charged initially claimed to be experiencing homelessness, however upon further inquiries police discovered they had access to housing and chose to come into the city to beg for money.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” money, food, or clothes given to poor people “という風に記載されていますね。
In the past, people thought it was their religious duty to give alms to the poor.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” money that a person or organization makes from selling or winning something, or from organizing an event or activity “という風に記載されていますね。
The proceeds of today’s festival will go to several local charities.
It says on the back of the card “all proceeds to charity”.
All proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a part of an amount or total “という風に記載されていますね。
We’re spending a larger portion of our income on entertainment.
Only a small portion of the population could tell you what the government’s policy is.
in possesion of (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” If you are in possession of something you have it with you: “という風に記載されていますね。
He was in possession of two tickets to the concert.
I am in possession of some information that I think will interest you.
The spokesman added that investigations are continuing and that police are liaising with the Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police.
It’s understood some beggars returned to the streets after being interviewed and released by police, and were dealt with again.
Meanwhile, Victoria Police urge people not to give money directly to those who beg and instead donate to homelessness services organisations.
‘While the majority of people begging in Melbourne are vulnerable and in need, there are a small number of professional beggars who target the CBD from time to time,’ the spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.
CBDは、Central business districtという意味です。
‘Melburnians are renowned for caring for our most vulnerable residents, but in recent weeks we have seen people not only committing offences but also taking advantage of the goodwill in our city.
‘Our officers are proactively engaged in the community to identify new trends such as the professional begging we have seen in recent weeks.’
The crackdown comes after a video titled ‘Organised Asian syndicate of fake beggars on city corners’ attracted hundreds of comments since it was uploaded to Reddit last week.
One woman seen laying on her side shaking her hands as she begs for money immediately puts her hand up to cover her face when she is captured on camera.
She then gathers her belongings and shoos the person filming her away.
To liaise (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to speak to people in other organizations, etc. in order to work with them or exchange information with them: “という風に記載されていますね。
Schools in the city all need to liaise more closely.
Our head office will liaise with the suppliers to ensure delivery.
Community workers will liaise with the police in an effort to prevent further violence.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” famous for something: “という風に記載されていますね。
The region is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
Marco Polo is a renowned explorer/is renowned as an explorer.
a renowned artist/writer/sprinter
Perry was renowned as an aggressive competitor.
The coast is renowned for its beautiful beaches.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” friendly and helpful feelings: “という風に記載されていますね。
The school has to rely on the goodwill of the parents to help it raise money.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” in a way that causes change by taking action, rather than reacting to changes: “という風に記載されていますね。
We must act proactively to ensure that passengers have the highest level of safety.
You should be ready to proactively take advantage of new opportunities.
To shoo (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” said to animals or children to make them go away: “という風に記載されていますね。
“Shoo!” she shouted at the cat.
Go and shoo that cat away before it catches a bird.
At the top of the street, another woman is rummaging through her bags with a sign next to her and a bowl full of money.
The sign is asking for help because ‘I can’t look after myself’ due to her ‘heart disease and dirty hair’.
In the next laneway over, another beggar is seen near a Starbucks, and as the camera approaches, she covers her face and flees.
The user who uploaded the video said this has become a regular occurrence in the last six months.
‘I know it is an organised group because I have seen them get together after ‘finishing up’ at night in front of the State Library to take the tram out of the city,’ they wrote.
‘I have seen five older Asian women who are the main panhandlers. This video shows three of them.’
To rummage (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to search for something among a lot of other things “という風に記載されていますね。
She rummaged through the drawer, looking for a pen.
She rummaged in/through all the drawers, looking for a pen.
She rummaged in a drawer for some aspirin.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” something that happens, especially something unexpected and unpleasant “という風に記載されていますね。
Unfortunately, computer errors are a common occurrence.
Street-fights are an everyday occurrence in this area of the city.
Death was an everyday occurrence during the Civil War.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a long narrow vehicle that travels along metal tracks in the middle of a street and is used as public transport in some places “という風に記載されていますね。
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” someone who asks people passing by for money: “という風に記載されていますね。
Tourists have been warned not to give these panhandlers spare change.
Every day she passes street corners where panhandlers beg.
Beggars being put up in inner-city hostels and pass the cash they collect onto ‘handlers’, The Herald Sun reported.
‘They were crying poor after we took the money, saying “Oh, we need the money to get back to China, we need to fly home”,’ Melbourne East Police Sergeant Chris O’Brien told the publication.
‘It’s quite an investment involved in flying people out of China to do this. At what point have they made their money, and then what?’
A study conducted in 2015 by Salvation Army support service Melbourne Project 614 found that there are some professional beggars who are making $300-$400 a day.
‘We had one person indicate to us that he was raising in the vicinity of $300 to $400 a day or an evening and he was doing that on a regular basis,‘ Major Brendan Nottle from the Salvation Army told ABC.
‘That was about six days a week, and so he saw that as a very profitable way of earning income.’
put up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to stay somewhere for the night: “という風に記載されていますね。
We put up at a small hotel for the night.
Could you put me up for the night when I come to London?
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” someone whose job is to move a particular type of goods “という風に記載されていますね。
a baggage/cargo handler
airport baggage handlers
To indicate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to show, point, or make clear in another way: “という風に記載されていますね。
She indicated to me (that) she didn’t want me to say anything.
Please indicate which free gift you would like to receive.
in the vicinity of (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” used before a number to show that it is not exact “という風に記載されていますね。
The price for a house here is in the vicinity of $450,000.
The present value is in the vicinity of £120,000.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）