Thai tailor scam

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Thai Tailor Scam (also known as the Bangkok Tailor Scam) is one of the most common confidence trick performed in many tourist hotspots in Thailand, like Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, and beach towns like Khao Lak.

The scam[edit]

The scam usually involves a friendly person approaching their chosen victim, offering quality tailor made clothes for cheaper than in department stores. The seller will claim to have an international export company that just opened.[1] After paying up front, the buyer will receive a low-quality, ill-fitting garment made of polyester rather than the promised cashmere or other high quality thread.[2] Scammers may not always be Thai: in one case, a Singaporean had been working with Thais to trick Singaporean tourists.[3] The scam is listed on the New Zealand Embassy website.


  1. ^ "". 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ Chris Mitchell (2007-11-12). "Bangkok Scams and How to Avoid Them". Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  3. ^ "AsiaOneTravel:S'pore conman in Thailand: 13 more victims". 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 

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