Rupert street on the left running south and Brewer street on the right running west. This corner is noted as a crime hotspot because of it's proximity to the adult entertainment which always attracts drug dealers, scammers and pickpockets. Highlighted above and shown below is a guy I saw trying to con people with a cheque cashing scam. I also saw him meet up with another guy doing the same thing. Not sure exactly how this scam works but the fact that he was there means it obviously does work on some people.
Other scams you may see on the street are girls known as clippers who will approach men promising "a good time" for a fee. The scam works various ways but one will be - The guy will be lead to a doorway which he assumes to be the entrance of a premises she is taking him into. She will then ask for money before they can enter. Usually a "friend" will be hanging around to take the money for "security reasons". The friend will then disappear with the money. The first girl will then make an excuse to leave but promise to return shortly. The doorway of course is just some random one the girl chose to instigate the scam.
Photo taken on 30th July 2012.