Magical Indian Swami with Tricks Up His Sleeve "Scamming" People in Sihanoukville

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Magical Indian Swami with Tricks Up His Sleeve "Scamming" People in Sihanoukville

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:03 pm

Doesn't sound like a scam. Sounds like you just need to tell this little gang of magicians to fuck off.

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"I've been accosted by an Indian guy (with his friends) outside here a few times. It's a "mentalist" scam where they try and fleece you because they claim to be a visionary swami with "powers". He does some cold reading and sleight of hand prediction tricks, which are good, then he tries to extract a stupid amount of money from you. I gave him a dollar. "But I'm a Swami!" "No mate, you're a magician. Thanks for the show. ""
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Post by boozyoldman » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:19 pm

" Swami! How I love ya!
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Post by KickingWithRedLabel » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:49 pm

On Sukhumvit the Indians would come up to me and tell me, "You are a very lucky man".
And I thought, who can't get lucky in Bangkok?
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Post by Bertros » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:50 pm

been in snooky for years now. seen them target (younger) girls in particular.
Watched it go down at a table next to me, I couldn't believe the girls
let the guy go through with it. Seemed like they had 'tourist decease' or something
like it was something to 'experience' in the KOW. silly.....

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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:12 am

Years ago came across an Indian guy in Phnom Penh doing the same. Not sure why people bother "warning" each other about this. Just say no from the get-go or pay him what you think is appropriate and walk away.
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Re: Magical Indian Swami with Tricks Up His Sleeve "Scamming" People in Sihanoukville

Post by SinnSisamouth » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:29 am

WARNING - dont stab yourself in the eye with a sharp implement, like a knife or javalin

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Re: Magical Indian Swami with Tricks Up His Sleeve "Scamming" People in Sihanoukville

Post by boozyoldman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:26 am

1. Ask the "Swami" if he can see into the future.

2. If he replies in the affirmative, hit him with a chair, bottle, beer mug, zimmer frame
or anything handy capable of inflicting pain.

3. Jeer at him and refute his claim to be able to see into the future.

NOTE: Only do this if you are conspicuously larger and fitter than the charlatan is,
or if you are accompanied by belligerent and tatooed Ozzies or Paddies.
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:50 pm

i had one of these guys do that to me when i very first came out here, in bangkok, and then he wanted a 1000 baht, i told him to fuck off
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