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Scratch and Win Scam

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Melbourne, Australia
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Scratch and Win Scam

We are currently staying in Karon, and when we visited Patong, we were approached by up to 6 different people trying to get us to participate in some sort of scratch and win game. Is this a scam? We saw some signs in a bar to beware but it just said its a scam with no further detail (and it was a hand written sign). Interested to know more details from anyone who knows.

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 510
reviews: 24
1. Re: Scratch and Win Scam


Yes it is a scam, there are hundreds of posts on TA about it, it will more than likely beTimeshare

If you do a search you will find lots of posts.

Cheers Andrew

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2. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

Basically if you scratch you will most likely win a prize. You have to sit through a seminar on Timeshare to collect the prize.

As Andrewv65 said, there are heaps of posts about this.


London, United...
posts: 10,351
reviews: 89
3. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

Keep away from the scratch and card people or you will be taken to a timeshare seminar where there will be heavy selling.

Destination Expert
for Livigno, Lombardy
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4. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

Run as far as you can!!! Seriously say very firmly that you're not interested and keep walking

newcastle upon tyne
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reviews: 125
5. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

All you have to do is say you're not interested. Its not a big deal. You tell taxi drivers & tailors 100 times a day you don't want a taxi or a suit

interestingly enough, last year, I was asked a lot by the scratch card people, this year, I'd already spent a month in Thailand before arriving in Patong, & I was ignored by them most of the time. I obviously looked like an ex-pat, rather than a tourist.

London, United...
posts: 10,351
reviews: 89
6. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

jaynewcastle11, maybe you looked like you where poor LOL Only joking.

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7. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

ive never been asked

i wonder why

Sydney, New South...
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reviews: 26
8. Re: Scratch and Win Scam

How/what do I need to do to look like an ex-pat?

I would love to not be bothered by the time share people this year.

Not long to go now :)

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