I have been observing for a while and notice that a few parking areas in Kuantan are infested with scammers. They will approach you right after you stop the car with their scratch cards. Then they will start persuading you on how you can win prizes or buy their household items with a 50% discount. I was approached by one of them the other day and immediately waved them away. He didn’t move away and continue to persuade me persistently. They usually work in groups.
Yesterday, I saw a police officer sitting on his bike observing them but didn’t do anything. I am not blaming the police on this. I guess it is because there is nothing wrong with holding scratch cards while persuading others to buy their items. Unless there is evidence that they are cheating the customers.
However, isn’t it obvious that these guys are trying to cheat others? Are the police completely helpless in these situations? Is it because these guys are just “small fishes” and is not worth the time and effort to nab them? Oh well, I just hope that the public is aware of these scams and will not fall for them.