Stories about Scams in Bangkok

The following are stories from readers who have experienced scams in Bangkok. Click here to submit your own story. By sharing these experiences, hopefully we can make tourists more street-savvy.

I was walking back to the ferry pier from the Grand Palace. I was told by a helpful local that the ferry wasn’t running as one had sank that morning. Presumably, a tuk tuk would have magically appeared if I had believed this. I just continued and said I would just go see if it was running. More recently, I was approached by another helpful local at the exit from the MRT near a shopping centre. She said she was a teacher on her day off and offered to help us with our shopping plans. We graciously declined and said we already had plans. The next day we were in a coffee shop in the same area, only to spot her again.

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