Just turned away this young guy who was at my door showing me his "student ID card" and trying to sell me these basket-like "ladles" (the ones with the colorful woven ribbons and what not).
What gives? This isn't the first time I had a person claiming to be a student of a given university trying to peddle these basket-scoops at my door. Is this a legit type of fund raising? If it is legit, I would have been more than happy to give him 10,000won for what seems to be a completely useless item (useless to me, anyway), but I can't help but get the feeling that he went to some store and bought them for 1,000won a piece in an attempt to scam unsuspecting people.
I think I got taken in a similar way at Gimcheon airport by a young girl claiming to be doing something as a student for charity, and she sold me this makeshift knickknack (whatever it was) for 10,000won. I paid up because she was showing me pictures of sick kids, but again, I couldn't help but feel as though I was being taken in by a con artist.
Anyone have any information on this type of thing, legit, scam, or otherwise?