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Begging Scams in Bangkok

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Recently reported on TV:

Video: Blind beggar busted getting into his Luxury SUV outside Bangkok temple

"A video posted to Facebook showed a man dressed in old clothes get out of a Toyota Fortuner with Bangkok plates. Such a car new is worth around 1.5 million baht. 

It is parked outside a temple near a housing estate in Bang Yai, Nonthaburi.

He then makes sure he looks sufficiently bad in a mirror, gets a bag and a white stick and goes begging nearby. 

He is singing for his supper!"

Source: ThaiVisa

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Happens in England also.

I have seen newspaper reports of begging gangs like that, 4 or more all get out of a vehicle looking scruffy then sit on the streets all day begging then picked up again at the end of the day.

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 10:50 AM, OneTrueSaxon said:

With that type of deception, the guy could have a great career in politics 

Yep. Blind ( though they could see). Begging. Driving a big car. Cheating regular folks. Not taking responsibility... Perfect description of many politicians...of all sides IMO...

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Luxury SUV?

1,500,000 THB = 37,000 British pounds.

 

What's the average salary / wages in Thailand p.a.? Less than 200,000 THB I think.

 

A Toyota Fortuner is not really a super luxury car. But neither is it an economy car. J class perhaps?

 

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Weak tea compared to New York, where you decline to give some filthy and deranged panhandler cash and then hope like hell he doesn't club you over the head the moment you have your back turned toward him. 

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