I’m sure our Aussie friend Dundee won’t mind me telling this story as it could be for the greater good (i.e. stop someone out there being as dumb as he was). Through Sean we have come to learn of a scam going on in Bangkok. The exact ins and outs are not completely known to us but we can give you enough info to avoid it.
The gist is based around buying gems. There are a number of western guys going around Bangkok validating each other’s stories about buying gems. They tell you that in Thailand they can be bought tax free and once they are exported you can sell them for a very tidy profit. Although this sounds pretty obvious (sorry Sean) the set up is fairly solid given the manner the scam is presented and you are given the choice of how much you want to invest……but under no circumstances should you believe any of this.
Fortunately our friend read about this scam shortly after purchasing a hefty sum and (unfortunately) had to travel back to Bangkok from Chiang Mai, but has managed to regain a portion of his money.
DO NOT BUY GEMS NO MATTER HOW COVINCING OR ATTRACTIVE IT SOUNDS!!!
But we know you lovely people would never fall for it (what a suck up)!!!
Love Scotty x