I was walking near the Cathedral in Granada and came across multiple people who were trying to tie a bracelet/band around my wrist.
I realized it was a scam wherein these people were trying to target tourists. Even when tourists refused, they would attempt to tie the bracelet. Why would someone be so hard pressed to give a bracelet to a complete stranger who does not want it. Once they’ve tied the bracelet, they would ask for money.
They didn’t shy from creating a scene and start yelling to coerce tourists into paying. I have seen many people trying the same with friendship bracelets.