Several middle-aged residents in Zhengzhou claiming to be “professional leading guides” were photographed standing on the highway intersections in a bid to earn money off drivers who don’t know the way to their destination, according to ifeng News. Shall we recommend getting a GPS instead?
Upon spotting a car or truck, these residents would walk up to vehicle and volunteer to show them the way to their destination, quoting prices that ranged from 30 yuan to 100 yuan.
One of these guides told reporters that most of them are Zhengzhou villagers, with some guides deliberately fleecing drivers by sending them off on a detour.
Zhang Changchun, a lawyer from a Henan law office, said that such guiding services are currently not illegal, though some regulations might be required.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via ifeng News]