Japanese Students Tea Scammed in Shanghai, Get Refund from Police

Japanese Students Tea Scammed in Shanghai, Get Refund from Police
Apr 12, 2016 By eChinacities.com

A pair of Japanese students ran into one of China’s classic tourist scams this past week. A tea scam is when a seemingly friendly local on the street invites a foreign tourist for a meal and then hits them with a ridiculous bill.

Two Japanese students near Yu Garden were stopped by a man and two women who asked the students to take a picture of them. The three locals invited the Japanese students to have dinner with them. They took the students to Yu Garden Teahouse located at 229 Nanjing East Road. In typical tea scam fashion, the students received a bill for 2,000 Yuan at the end of the meal. When they refused, the locals forcibly took 1,000 Yuan from their wallets to pay the bill. The Japanese students reported the incident to Shanghai Huangpu Bund police.

Shanghai police accompanied the students to the Yu Garden Teahouse and forced the shop to refund them 1,000 Yuan. The so-called Yu Garden Teahouse is not registered to its actual location- the registered address is 33 Henan South Road in Huangpu. The name of the restaurant was printed on a sticker stuck to the wall.

Source: thepaper.cn

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Way to go Japan! Most of us Americans would have just paid, and quietly walked away. Then later wrote a blog about it, how "terrible China is scamming foreign people".

Apr 19, 2016 23:30 Report Abuse



They did not get a refund from the f!@king police!!!!

Apr 14, 2016 12:24 Report Abuse



true , again misleading article ... police made the shop refund the students ..police didnt refund anyone !

Apr 17, 2016 00:55 Report Abuse



fiendly yocal on the sheet

Apr 13, 2016 09:06 Report Abuse



So the tea house refunded 1000 RMB to the students, bribed 1000 RMB to the police and Business is running as usual as you will see if you go there. Great job police!.... NOT TIC

Apr 13, 2016 08:57 Report Abuse



typical Mr. Wong Ms. Fong Nong Ching Chong hating on today's Japanese for what yesterday's Japanese did

Apr 13, 2016 08:35 Report Abuse



Quite impressive of the police, considering they were Japanese...

Apr 13, 2016 05:23 Report Abuse



Japanese made them feel ashamed of their behavior ... at least some people feel ashamed here

Apr 17, 2016 00:54 Report Abuse