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Cambodia/Thailand scam

Posted by lodge on 22/4/2009 at 19:06

me and my friends recently used the Aranyaprathet/Poipet crossing to get into Cambodia. On leaving the train we were approached by a tuk-tuk driver who said he would take us to the border crossing for 20b.
However, instead of taking us to the crossing, he took us to an outdoor office in the middle of nowhere. These guys gave us entry cards to fill in, claiming to be a reputable travel company and 'proved it' by showing us their email address (which was 'beer7979@hotmail.com'). They said they would organise a taxi to Siem Reap for us and tried to charge us 4000b for it. We managed eventually to get them down to 2000b but they wouldnt go lower. Trouble was we couldnt get away from this place as the tuk tuk driver had disappeared. End result was we caught a taxi that was overpriced and travelled with the constant worry the driver was going to pull over and rob us.
Moral: dont use the first tuk tuk you see when you get off the train

#1 lodge has been a member since 17/2/2009. Posts: 17


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