Thursday, March 13, 2008

Black Jack Scam in... Malaysia

A friend of mine just came back from holidays in Malaysia. I didn't get any pressies - but I did hear the greatest travel scam story.

Not once but twice did he get approached by a friendly Malayan (and his nieces) but got invited back for lunch, then asked by a 'brother' to invest $20,000 in a game of Black Jack that he would guarantee him of winning.

Politely declining, and then asking for a lift back into the city - both stories involved a last ditch attempt to sign him up with the mention of a dying grandmother.

Seems as though it's a common complaint too: a
s seen in this Lonely Planet thread

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