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Irish Born Chinese

Scams in Beijing

Created Tuesday, 23rd May 2006, 00:09 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

Just read this article from DimSum, and from that person’s experience just reminded me of my friend who was scammed similarly also (but the folks were not threatening or anything). I am awfully wary about going to Beijing in the future. Should I bear distrust to Mainlanders from this generalisation? Well, for now, scams happen everywhere around the world, but when I do go to Mainland China someday, I will still be twice as paranoid as I would be in HK. It’s more to do with a comfort thing I suppose. But then again, I never had problems with cocky HK people. I have always found that I can get away with most conversations. And they always speak to me in Chinese even though it is obvious I am back from overseas. The only thing I hate are the Golden Mile conmen who are mainly Indians or Pakistanis who are trying to sell you a fake watch. It’s infuriating just thinking about them, as they are so in your face.