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Top 10 scams in Thailand

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Top 10 scams in Thailand

By Tim Newton

 

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PHOTO: Thai Travel News

 

By Tim Newton, a seven-year expat and victim of many of these scams…

 

Firstly, I should say that just about any hot tourist spot around the world is going to attract people, sometimes greedy locals, who will be specialists at extracting dollars from your pockets. In Thailand the main difference is that they will usually do it with a smile. There are scams awaiting tourists who come to Phuket and you are best served by spending a few minutes reading articles like this and saving yourself a lot of financial pain, inconvenience or even a trip to hospital. Or jail.

 

This is by no means a definitive list but these are, at least, a list of ten popular scams that you will have to negotiate if you move about the island. They’re real, they happen every day and you’ll have a much better time during your trip if you know about them first.

 

In all cases, a bit of homework beforehand will save you being tricked during your holiday. Here are our Top 10 Sams in Thailand.

 

1. The jewellery scam

If you want to buy jewellery or luxury goods in Thailand, don’t ask you taxi or tuk tuk driver or take advice from the nice man who offered to take you a store who stopped you in the street. Jewellery stores in Phuket seem to exist for one purpose… taking money from tourists as part of one of the oldest scams in the Land of Smiles.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/top-10-scams-phuket-thailand

 
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Is this list any different to the ones published in the past?

 

Or has a new and innovative scam bubbled to the surface.

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14 minutes ago, Chang_paarp said:

Is this list any different to the ones published in the past?

 

Or has a new and innovative scam bubbled to the surface.

Be careful of criticizing ...

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2 minutes ago, Borzandy said:

You're the really best newbee we have ever heard.

 

Meaning ?

 

(I have lived here longer than the author of that terrible article)

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2 minutes ago, Borzandy said:

You're the really best newbee we have ever heard.

Taxis from the airport are really expensive when compared to taxi prices almost anywhere in the world This doesn’t apply to Bangkok, just to Phuket."

 

Not expensive in Bkk, another error.

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