I just wanted to warn ladies, especially those who look innocent and likes to walk alone in Tsim Sha Tsui area (Granville area). This happened to me today, and would like to share my experience with you so that you know what to do if this happens to you. ( This is in cantonese, I am not really good in cantonese so I spoke in English the whole time, and they spoke to me in cantonese cus I am able to understand.)
I was on my way to meet my family for dinner when suddenly this lady, who looked sincere and nice approached me. She asked me if I wore M-L clothings and asked if I would like to help her company to do a fitting. She then led me a building (the building where the korean bbq in tst) on the 8th floor. For further details her name was May Chan, she gave me her business card. She took my measurements, and said her manager will speak to me thoroughly about the time and stuff. The manager came, her name was Eva, she told me if I do any makeup, and that if I am not so good that it, she knows someone who can give me a discount. She then brought me to an opposite building. The beauty parlor was on the 17/F, Hang Shun Building... We entered and the lady, explained to me about the packages. The sessions can run up to 100, which costs about almost $30,000. And the cheapest, 10 sessions, for about $5,000. I knew something was fishy but I wasn't able to go, she kept convincing me, asking me if I had a credit card or... cash.. or whatsoever. I said I don't earn much and I only have $1,000 with me (I lied) So she said ok, then you can give me the $1,000 first.. but then I lied further and said I need the $1,000 for transportation, food to get to work, and she said 'alright alright, just give me $500, the rest you can pay me later'... I really just wanted to get out of there so I just said ok, whatever... her colleague followed me to the ATM machine to make sure I withdrew the money. I was given a receipt to prove I have paid the 500 but just found out that it is NON-REFUNDABLE, written in chinese, which they knew I didn't know chinese.
I was just trying to help but in the end, it turns out I was the one in need of help. Has anyone had any of this experience before? Please share. Any ideas on what I should do next?