08 Feb '18, 7pm

Is getting you to pay $100 for common household items a Hong Kong scam in Singapore?

They round up a crowd in a market or busy area, probably using some of their own people to act as interested and enthusiastic customers. They show common household items like a sponge and/or a peeler, which they say they will give for free. They rile up a crowd of older people, asking them to raise their wallets and stir up groupthink. Sometimes they will ask for simple company promotion by word-of-mouth. They promise to give the items for free again and again, then put the items in a bag to say that they will give it as gifts. Then they add two or three more items that can include kitchen scissors, waterproof shaver and a chopper. They only ask you to promote their company, but they say that they cannot give you the other items for free. They ask the crowd to take out two $50 bills, and say that it is only a small amount. They give the bags with the common household items...

Full article: https://alvinology.com/2018/02/09/getting-pay-100-common-...

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