China: Tourists threatened by fake tour guide

Posted on July 9, 2013 • Filed under: China, Tourist Attacked, Tourist Scam reports that a tour guide who was accused of threatening to kill a sightseer while brandishing a pointed object in an effort to force tourists to buy more from a shop was detained yesterday on suspicion of beating others, Beijing’s tourism administration said. An initial investigation showed the 29-year-old man surnamed Meng doesn’t have a tour guide certificate, and the travel agency called Mingdutengda that he claimed to work for wasn’t registered, Beijing News reported today. No details were released on the beating allegations. Read article

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