Police Arrest 21 People Over Long-Running Gem Scam

Police Arrest 21 People Over Long-Running BKK Gem Scam – Khaosod, July 4, 2015
…The long-running hoax involves tuk-tuk drivers telling foreign tourists that famous attractions, such the Grand Palace, are “closed,” and then offering the tourists discounted rides around the city.
Those who fall for the con are then ferried to jewelry stores where they are sold poor-quality gemstones at exorbitant prices…

From May: Thai Police Arrest 22 ‘Grand Palace Scammers’

1999-2011: Previous articles on the Thai Gem Scam
2004: Gem scam flourishing – Why the authorities won’t crack down
2008: Various notes on the scam

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