"Beijing Tea Scam" Beijing Tourist Trap Tip by miscuser

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It's the same tea scam that was described in great detail already--I ended up paying $450--part in cash, part by credit card. I can't believe I am that stupid! Worst of all, my credit card initially declined charges, so they took me to a "phone bar" to make the phone call to my cc company, and I had to answer all of my security questions in public to get out of the situation. It was truly horrible and now I am worried that I am a part of the credit card theft, too. Any advice?

Unique Suggestions: Never accept invitiations to do anything together from English-speaking "students" If get into troublesome situation--just get up and run away or walk away. In retrospect, that's what I should have done.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 30, 2006
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