To help you be more street savvy on your next holiday in Thailand, we have decided to put together a top 10 of scams in Thailand. If you have any scams that you would like to report, then please post them in the comments below. The Grand Palace is Closed Scam – This scam can happen near any tourist attraction but still happens a lot outside the Grand Palace. Wrong Change Scam – A common scam at places like 7-Eleven and Family Mart in tourist areas is to give you change as if you gave them a 500 baht note instead of a 1,000 baht note.
As you approach, someone will tell you that the palace is closed for various reasons. Many tourists are not familiar with Thai money and often give the wrong money or don’t notice that their change is incorrect. Jet Ski Scam – Many people in Pattaya and Phuket are being scammed after renting jet skis.
Ignore them as you will end up in either a gem store or a tailor shop. Thai Gem Scam – If you are not an expert on gems then I strongly urge you not to take the word of other people on how much money you can make if you sell these gems on return to your home country. Most shops will say out loud the denomination of any paper money you give them. When you come back after your fun, they will point out scratches and dents in the jet ski and they will demand large sums of money.
What they fail to mention is that a dozen other customers have already paid for those scratches.
He then asks if you can go and meet her as she has some questions.Chiang Mai has a ready supply of bar girls, massage ladies and horny young university students out on the prowl.Many ‘bachelors’ visiting Chiang Mai take the easy way out by visiting girlie bars and go go bars, but there are also regular girls not on the game that are keen on meeting foreigners for a fling.If you rent anything, be it motorcycle, car or jet ski, make sure all scratches and dents are documented. Patpong Sex Show Scam – Don’t believe the touts outside who say free sex shows and drinks for only 100 baht each. Stay clear if you are alone as they can turn violent if you refuse to pay. Hualamphong Scam – Outside the train station you will meet official looking people who will say they will help you book the seats.They take you to their nearby travel agent and pretend to ring the train booking office.
The girls are northerners and there are some sexy go go dancers in a handful of clubs, while massage parlours and a few freelancer after-hours bars are easy to find.