Japanese tourist rescued from scamsters

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Source : NDTV News
Link : http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ja...e-otherstories

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The Delhi Police today rescued a 20-year-old Japanese tourist from a gang that lured foreigners with fake business proposals and then duped them of money and other valuables.

According to the police, the Japanese was on a trip to Pushkar in Rajasthan when he came in contact with Rishi Raj and Pankaj Sharma - the two arrested in a gang of six - who claimed to have a business in delivering jewelry to the home countries of the foreigners. They asked him to join.
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Same old routine and more suckers born every minute..
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Human greed has no bounds.
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when one or more people start talking really fast to me, and things seem to be moving way too fast for my comfort, i take myself out of that situation. Be it in india or elsewhere.
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The babysitter for my boys recently went to Ankor Wat in Cambodia.

At some of the temples are people dressed in dance costume waiting for tourists to take pictures. She snapped a few shots without negotiating first, the dancers proceeded to extract the maximum amount of money possible from them. In the end I believe each person coughed up $10usd each. Good haul I'd say.
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Are you talking about the tourist or the scammers?

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Originally Posted by Shaktipalooza View Post The babysitter for my boys recently went to Ankor Wat in Cambodia.

At some of the temples are people dressed in dance costume waiting for tourists to take pictures. She snapped a few shots without negotiating first, the dancers proceeded to extract the maximum amount of money possible from them. In the end I believe each person coughed up $10usd each. Good haul I'd say.
Why not just delete the photos?
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Originally Posted by Shaktipalooza View Post The babysitter for my boys recently went to Ankor Wat in Cambodia.

In the end I believe each person coughed up $10usd each. Good haul I'd say.
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Why not just delete the photos?
Cambodia in general, and SiemReap (Angkor Wat/Thom/Preah....) in particular brings out the worst in both the tourists and the con-artists.
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the picture scam flourishes in some palaces in Rajasthan. I have mixed reviews about this. While some people genuinely were interested, others just wanted money for their moustaches..
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Young and naive, this was her second time going anywhere out of the country, and first time to a more rustic environment than Taiwan.

Taiwan is an incredibly honest place. I've never had a taxi driver not turn the meter on. Stand anywhere and look lost for half a minute and someone will come to ask if you need help.

Our friends with two small kids came to visit over the summer. One day they were in a restaurant in Taipei when the person at the table next to them offered to help them navigate the Chinese menu. Within ten minutes she had volunteered to drive them around the island so they could discover Taiwan. Nothing out of the ordinary for this place, kind of amazing really.

Now imagine a young female who's spent here entire life in that environment being dropped off with the touts. Fresh meat.

I'll be coaching a little before she goes on another vacation like that.
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So this young female from this incredibly honest place agreed to a scheme to benefit herself while avoid import/export taxes?

She was naive. It doesnot mean she was honest.
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Originally Posted by nayan View Post So this young female from this incredibly honest place agreed to a scheme to benefit herself while avoid import/export taxes?

She was naive. It doesnot mean she was honest.
I think you have mixed up stories. The naive girl wasn't trying to avoid import or export taxes at all.
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No I did not mix up
I read the NDTV report in the link.
This is the gem-scam by any other name.
The "business proposal" is to carry the jwellery to her own country as if she purchased it and thus avoid some taxes.
This is a very hotly debated scam on Indiamike. You can read the old threads.
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You've definitely mixed up the stories. I was off on a tangent, the babysitter lost $10usd on a photo that should have been far less...

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I read the NDTV report in the link.
This is the gem-scam by any other name.
The "business proposal" is to carry the jwellery to her own country as if she purchased it and thus avoid some taxes.
This is a very hotly debated scam on Indiamike. You can read the old threads.
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I read the NDTV report in the link.
This is the gem-scam by any other name.
The "business proposal" is to carry the jwellery to her own country as if she purchased it and thus avoid some taxes.
Yes, but it wasn't done by the naive girl but the Japanese tourist who may or may not have been naive. The naive girl got suckered into paying money for clicking some photographs.
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oh ok
I did a disservice to the naive girl.

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