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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.

Timeshare Scams In Thailand

Timeshare Scams In Thailand

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!

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Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

6 Responses to Timeshare scams in Thailand

  1. Sam @ Travellingking.com July 18, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Great article Chris!

    Sadly it seems a lot of people fall for this and you can’t blame them i guess, they dont know any better.

    • Chris July 19, 2013 at 2:35 am #

      The salesmen in Timeshares are really good at what they do too.

  2. bethy November 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I am really surprised to hear this . As I know there are reputable timeshare companies . Timeshares have actually gotten a bad rap because of scammers , BUT not all timeshares are scams . This is a fact. I work in South Florida and actually was looking online to possibly find a job in Thailand to sell vacation ownership . Chris , can you contact me ?


    • Chris November 19, 2013 at 12:39 am #

      Your surprised? lol google timeshare scams! Anywho send me a message using the contact us form glad to answer your questions.

  3. Barbie Monroe January 6, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    Timeshares are clearly not for most people, however, they are constantly offered to anyone who is on vacations. Although there are lots of people who agree going to the presentation just to get the freebies, unfortunately, many of them end up falling for the trap.

  4. jensen September 23, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    OK, so The Seapearl by Absolute is it in the Jungle Chris…..name one timeshare in”the jungle”…the reputation of the Costas years ago dosnt mean its the same in Thailand. I suggest you do a bit more research as your article is utter nonsense.

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