Investigators said staff at some Hong Kong fitness centres got victims to fill in and sign a form for ‘record-keeping’. But the form turned out to be a service contract. Photo: Handout

Fitness centres abused good nature of young people to railroad them into signing expensive gym contracts, says Hong Kong Customs Department

  • Department says it arrested seven sales staff and one director at three fitness centres for allegedly breaching Trade Descriptions Ordinance
  • Sales operatives sounded out passers-by on street using questionnaires and tricked them into signing contracts with assurances they could later cancel
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Investigators said staff at some Hong Kong fitness centres got victims to fill in and sign a form for ‘record-keeping’. But the form turned out to be a service contract. Photo: Handout
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