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Diamonds Are Forever, But Jewels Are For Fools

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.


But we know you lovely people would never fall for it (what a suck up)!!!


Love Scotty x

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About Scotty

Neurotically moaning my way around the world I aim to experience as much as I can and escape traditional British living. Travelling with my best friend Thomo (I hate him really), I hope to share my experiences with you, while constantly ripping on Ian and belittling myself. Should make for some fun times. (Circa 2012)Now older, fatter & somewhat wiser, I find myself sucked back into the 9-5 grind. With new responsibilities, but a never dwindling love for travel, I strive to regain the life I wanted, with my son and partner in toe...........is it possible to get the prefect mix? We shall see. (April 2017)

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One comment

  1. Massive suck up…You’ll come unstuck one day Scotty my boy