Archive for the tag 'scams'

May 25 2012

Phnom Penh card scam

Published by under Health & safety

The problem with scams is we all think we’re too clever to fall for one, until we do. Tourists in Phnom Penh have recently been discovering that a friendly interaction can escalate into having their bank account lightened by US$4,000. As will all good scams, the set up is innocuous. A smiling non-threatening member of … read the full post

Mar 08 2011

Get riel: Shortchanged in Cambodia?

Published by under Money & costs

On the list of little things about Cambodia that are not worth worrying about but are still decidedly irritating, is the fact when you pay for something you’ll very likely be getting less change back than you are owed. I asked one cashier in Sihanoukville about it after she tried to short me 300 riel … read the full post

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