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Police taking shine off jewellery scam

Rise in tourist complaints forces action, but prosecuting the offenders won't be easy

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Police are renewing efforts to crack down on Bangkok's age-old gem scam after a surge in online complaints from affected tourists. 

Some tourists complain of being deceived into paying more than 10 times the actual value of gems and jewellery.

The Tourist Police Division (TPD) is now investigating an organised criminal network that is accosting foreign tourists on the street and luring them into buying inferior-grade gems and jewellery.

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