Chinese tourist scammed by Sri Lankan tour guide

Posted on October 30, 2013 • Filed under: Sri Lanka, Tourist Robbed, Tourist Scam reports that a Sri Lankan tour guide has been arrested on the charge of having swindled 900 U.S. dollars from a Chinese woman after guiding her around the capital city, local media reported on Tuesday. The tourist had gotten into a three-wheeler commonly referred to by Sri Lankans as “tuk tuk”, a cheap form of transportation. The taxi driver had charged her 900 U.S. dollars after taking her for a tour around Colombo city but was later arrested by police and remanded till October 31 by a Colombo Court. Making a complaint before Kollupitiya police, the Chinese woman identified in the local press as Chu stated that she arrived in Sri Lanka on October 14 and stayed at a hotel in Colombo. Read article

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