The number of foreign tourists arriving in Bangkok are increasing all the time. Tourism is big business for Thailand. Unfortunately it is also big business for the scam artists. Over recent years I have seen an increase in the number of people on the streets of Bangkok scamming tourists. You can see two at work here. There were a total of SIX scammers here trying to extort money from foreign tourists. This was happening in front of palace officials and police who were doing nothing to stop it.
If you felt that you have been caught up in a scam it is very important they you report it to the police. To make this easier for you, first contact the Tourist Police. Many major tourist attractions have Tourist police. If you cannot find any then call the free Hotline 1155. When I first contacted them, they weren’t interested in helping me. But never take “no” for an answer. Insist you want them to help you press charges at the local police station. Unless people make an official complaint, nothing can be done about about these scammers. Together we can put them in prison.
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