How it works:
- Opening: a tout claiming to be from the Malta tourism agency offers you a free gift (e.g. drinks, tickets, bus ride, etc). However, to redeem it, you have to attend a “short” presentation of a holiday club/timeshare scheme.
- Set-up: at the presentation, you will subject to 2 hours of high pressure sales tactics (e.g. attractive trials, guilt traps, etc) to get you to sign up for an exorbitant package. The offer is generally misrepresented, is not worth what you think it is and you will be trapped in it with little form of recourse.
Places to beware:
- St. Paul’s Bay: Bugibba square
What to do:
- Decline. If something is too good to be true, it is.