How it works:
- Opening: someone claiming to be from the Hong Kong tourist department asks if you would like to do a survey in exchange for scratch cards. The survey is to test if you are the target they want.
- Set-up: you will win a prize but to redeem it, you have to attend a 90 minutes timeshare pitch. There, you will be subject to high pressure sales tactics and misleading claims. As for the prize, it is a free stay at one of the timeshare resorts! However, there are many onerous terms and conditions such as needing to consume all meals at the resort’s restaurant.
Places to beware:
- Kowloon: Star Ferry Terminal
What to do:
- Decline – only go if you know what you are getting into.