Timeshare scams in Thailand
Thailand just like any other country has a number of organized scams, from jetski scams to Tuk Tuk tailor scams but one of the most profitable scams plaguing Thailand right now is the Timeshare scam.
How does the Timeshare scam work in Thailand
Timeshare scammers tend to pray on tourists and the entire scam is more often than not run by a foreigner. Typically they work by offering scratchies to tourists (if you live here they will not give you the scratchy). The scratchie is just like one of the lottery scratchies and everyone wins something, the scam is though you have to go with them to watch some sort of movie or demonstration first in order to claim your prize.
Typically they have scripts for each country you come from and the scam be writen using dollar amounts from the country your from. They offer you to buy into their lifetime membership timeshare where you get weeks holiday at various non-existant resorts around thailand, Phuket is a big Timeshare scam place.
All of these timeshare scam companies are opperating illegally as well as the people who are doing the scamming do not have visa's to work in Thailand, they will sell you a worthless piece of paper and vouchers that mean nothing.
I don't know one reputable Timeshare company in Thailand so my advice to you is to not get into this sort thing. Nothing in life is free so if you think your going to win a weeks accomodation at a fabulous hotel think again, all you'll get are coupons to a hotel located in the jungle but there is nothing there just jungle. I've told you now, so beware!