Thailand SIM Card Scam

Thailand TrueMove Tourist Prepaid SIM

This is perhaps the most common scam in Thailand that robs international tourists of their money on a large scale. Tourists visiting Thailand for short periods usually buy prepaid SIM cards for their cellular phones. SIM cards from phone companies such as DTAC and True Move are officially sold either free of cost or at a starter price of...

Common Tourist Scams in Thailand: What To Be Careful About

Blue Tuk Tuk in Bangkok Thailand

Tourists love Thailand, so much so that its tourism return rate is said to be 50% as compared to a mere 5% in case of Vietnam. Obviously Thailand is a very tourist friendly country. Yet, there are some bad elements in the kingdom's travel industry that keep trying to scam unsuspecting tourists. There are even some government employees involved...

Thailand Visa Scam at Phuket International Airport

Bangkok Airport Visa on Arrival Counter

Before I had this experience, I used to think that visa / immigration scams happen only in Cambodia. But my first trip to Phuket changed that perception. Now I know that Thailand is not immune to visa scams either. I have gone through the visa on arrival formalities several times in Thailand and at different check points so the...