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Tea scammers try to cheat tourist, get arrested   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-4-3 15:59:32 |Display all floors


Tea Scammers around Beijing’s most popular tourist destinations are an all too familiar horror story; seemingly innocuous and friendly ‘voluntary guides’ with excellent English will strike up a conversation, invite you for a cup of tea and land you with an insane bill that can run into the thousands for a pot of tea and a bowl of nuts.

“Rice” had come to visit the Forbidden City when a friendly voice called out and started chatting to her. It was a 20 year old Chinese girl named Wu Mou. Wu Mou told Rice that she was also travelling alone and wanted to hang out. Not being familiar with Beijing, and impressed by Wu Mou’s fluent English, Rice decided to go for a walk nearby the Forbidden City with her.

As they walked along, Wu Mou explained a little about Chinese tea culture and suggested they go get tea. The two girls headed to a tea house on Nanchizi Road and ordered two pots of tea, a bottle of wine and a bottle of beer. When it came to paying the bill, Rice handed over her credit card without checking, and only on returning to her hotel did she discover that she’d just footed the bill for a whopping 4800 RMB.

She realized that she’d been scammed and contacted the police, who quickly headed to the tea house and arrested the owner Li Mou. Tea scammers are the main source of revenue for the tea houses around the Forbidden City, and they often hang around the area on the lookout for solo travellers to take to the tea houses in exchange for a hefty commission.

Li Mou and his staff are currently being held on suspicion of fraud.

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Post time 2014-4-3 19:38:28 |Display all floors
Anyone naive enough to hand over their credit card before checking the bill and checking the receipt deserves to be scammed if only to teach them to be more vigilant.

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Post time 2014-4-3 22:12:31 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-4-3 22:04
Shame on China!

This is not a new kind of scam!

Twentyfive percent out of nothing is still nothing!

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Post time 2014-4-3 23:38:59 |Display all floors
Laowai2? Post time: 2014-4-3 19:38
Anyone naive enough to hand over their credit card before checking the bill and checking the receipt ...

obviously another lies created to belittle China~


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Post time 2014-4-3 23:39:18 |Display all floors
obviously another lies created to belittle China~


FAILED

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Post time 2014-4-3 23:39:49 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-4-3 22:04
Shame on China!

This is not a new kind of scam!

obviously another lies created to belittle China~


FAILED

is that your works?
people here said you got many Ghosts~

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Post time 2014-4-3 23:58:00 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-4-3 23:48
Where is the "lie" since the OP mentions a tea scam in Beijing and I one in Guilin?

Who is the  ...

the lie is the story...
who lied is the author...
the truth is no such thing happen in China...

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