Thanks to those of you who have been in touch with me over the past two days regards Sterling Void. Somewhat unsurprisingly, there are far fewer detractors this time around. Keep it coming, anyway.

I decided not to publish this the last time that Mr Void was the hot topic on this page, but circumstances change. Much has been said about his approach to money – mainly how to extract as much of it as possible from other people. Here he was trying to extract money from me nearly 2 years ago.

It turns out he used exactly the same story on at least two other people that I know. Privacy is something I respect on this page, so I won’t be naming them today. So either Mr Void is the living embodiment of Phil Connors, or he’s a pathological liar.

You can make your own minds up on that.

And for the record, I did not send him any money.