Skype dating scams
You might not even have heard about this kind of scam yet but this is actually the crime tourists lose the most money in Thailand and it’s one of the scams that mainly foreigners are organizing.What happens is you are given a scratchy card by a stranger on the street for free.
Just yesterday I went to one of my favorite bars here in Bangkok with a few friends who visited me from Germany (not going to mention the name, I’ve seen it before at other places) and I thought it might be a good idea to share a beer tower.
This often turns into a nightmare when it’s time to check the bill and it’s rather a couple of thousand Baht than a couple of hundred.
You then have no choice but to pay what they ask for as it can turn violent if you start make an argument.
They try to rip you off by telling you lies like you can buy the products there for a very cheap price and make a huge profit by reselling them in your home country.
Tuk Tuk drivers are also often involved in this kind of scam, however again most of these operate in the tourist areas of Sukhumvit, Silom and Khaosan.