14 May '11, 7am

Love durians? Don't get caught in this durian scam in Malaysia.

Love durians? Don't get caught in this durian scam in Malaysia.

Durian lovers have found themselves trapped in a thorny situation that forces them to pay dearly for their favourite fruit. A scam has been uncovered where victims are approached by durian sellers who entice them with a hint of the fruit's golden flesh. Once they show interest in sampling the durians, the sellers will then bring the unsuspecting victim to his van filled with the fruits. In quick succession, the seller will prise open a few of the fruits and in a loud voice ask the victims to buy up the lot at a high price. Despite negotiations, buyers are often at the losing end as they walk away paying more than what they thought the fruits were worth. Puchong Puteri 11 Residents Association chairman Alice Choo said she had received numerous reports on such durian scams. “The sellers are usually located by the roadside lobbying for durian lovers to stop and check out thei...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/15418

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