How it works:
- Opening: here, pushy Chinese touts will tempt you with the offer of a free massage or a massage at just $10.
- Set-up: however, once you agree and as you relax during the massage, the masseur will mention some additional services and at the end of it, you will end up with a $50 bill. There have cases of the masseur/an accomplice going through customers’ unattended bags too.
Places to beware:
- Sydney: Paddy’s Market
What to do:
- Avoid bringing your valuables out to a massage parlor or keep them on yourself.
- Be wary of services added midway through a massage.