photo: John Udovic
The above poster (photo taken in Melaka) warns of bogus monks:
Don't Be Conned
Eliminate the bogus monk
1) No Selling items, including Buddha images, prayer beads & relics
2) Alms bowls are not for collecting money
3) Mahayana monks do not go for alms round
4) No alms round after 12pm for Theravada monks
Theravada monks will only receive alms and take food before noon.
A monk will only use his alms bowl to receive food and medicine.