Khajuraho tricky

#1 Mar 9th, 2009, 21:57
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I was in Khajuraho three days before. I met a local jewellry owner. He looks very friendly. He asked me to bring some diamonds for him to UK and will pay me 4000 pounds. Of couse, I did not believe him becasue it sounds too good to be true. But I kept in talking with him in order to know what he really want. Finally he told me that I need to pay 25% of insurance fee. What a tricky!!! You will pay 1000 pounds to get ten fake or bad diamonds.
#2 Mar 9th, 2009, 22:13
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Well done for having the good sense to refuse, and thanks for the warning!

Unlikely as it seems, a lot of tourists do fall for these gem scams, so many that the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has specifically warned about it under the "crime" section of their advice to tourists visiting India.
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#3 Mar 9th, 2009, 23:03
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Just had a report elsewhere of an 8,000 E loss. It happens. Imagine the payoff to the crooks!!
#4 Aug 15th, 2010, 17:39
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I'm in Khajuraho right now. I came across so many potential scams that I took the trouble of looking it up on the internet, thus coming across this forum. A very tricky place, where it feels like you can't trust literally anybody. Everybody is trying to get money out of you, sometimes in very dishonest ways. They invite you for lunch and then over inflate your share of the cost, try to get you drunk and then agree to things like investing in the aforementioned jewellery transport, take you on a car trip where your contribution towards the petrol is probably gonna keep it running for another week, etc. etc. Be very, very careful. I'm entertaining a few of those right now to see how it plays out

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