Many Thai’s dreaming of a Songkran break in Japan, had their hopes ruined, when it was discovered they had been scammed.
Thousand were left stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport after purchasing the trip at a “knock down” price.
The holiday offered by WealthEver, was to have lasted six days and was sold via the LINE application from 9000 to 20000 baht.
The trip included visits to Osaka, with organised visits to Universal Studios theme park included. They were to stay in a five star hotel during their holiday, which would leave Thailand on the 11th and return on the 16th of April.
Other operators prices suggest that such a tour would cost in the region of 50000 baht.
So far, almost 500 complaints have been filed but many more are expected.
It was later discovered that WealthEver didn’t actually exist and all social media content for them had been removed form the internet.
Police believe that there are still more scammed tourist about to arrive at the airport only to be disappointed.
There is an old adage that says “If it is too good to be true, it probably is”.
We feel sorry for the people who have been taken in by the con artists and hope that the authorities catch them and can return the money to those scammed.
When booking holidays, use a recognised travel agent.