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Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

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Janesville...
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Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

I was approached 3 times in a matter of 2 hours for buying baby formula - milk. One young lady would not give up till I wagged my finger at her and said "naughty naughty"

Kurashiki, Japan
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reviews: 76
1. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

Report them to the tourist police, if you can!

Port Elizabeth
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2. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

So what is the scam?

sydney
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3. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

lamlee,

several bedraggled women carrying small children hang round the supermarket, ask tourists to buy milk powder for the babies, tourists do this, milk is sold back to the shop keepers and the bedraggled ladies get a cut, the milk is sold over & over and over.

long thread on this tipic tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g297390-i9163-k…

Janesville...
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4. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

The tourist police were watching across the street in the shade ;)

Kurashiki, Japan
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5. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

The good-fer-nothings!!! :-\

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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6. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

tourist police potentially getting a cut of that action, not much sense in trying to report it. If we all just stopped falling for it, it would stop on it's own. Easy.

Kurashiki, Japan
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7. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

People just need to learn to stop giving to beggars, but it obviously isn't happening.

sydney
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8. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

and people need to do a little research before they travel. The OP's experience reflects that - fore warned is fore armed!

Kurashiki, Japan
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9. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

This is to bump up the milk scam thread and to also to illustrate just how naive some tourists can be (link to a tourist getting scammed out of some major money in today's Phnom Penh Post)

phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051656187/Na…

Edited: 3:57 am, May 16, 2012
New York City, New...
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reviews: 13
10. Re: Milk scam alive and well in Siem Reap

Maneki-neko. Thanks for the link. who carries $1.5k cash on them? jeez.