A friend of mine is looking for stories from current and former expats that completely shocked them such as outright extortion to get cooking gas, security deposits that never arrive, outrageous pricing for things you know you next door neighbors get for 10% of your costs... Also how did you deal with the situation? Did you put up with it and pay the overcharges or did you fight them and take them to court? What were the results?
Please pass them on and I will get them to the reporter. They can be anonymous, but actual names would be great so he can contact you.