Phnom penh dating scammers
The tale is not unfamiliar to police in the capital.
After being served lunch, another member of the gang appeared, claiming to be a relative and stating he was a croupier in the VIP room of one of the country’s casinos.
Thong Kon, Minister of Tourism, could not be reached for comment yesterday, but Ho Vandy, co-chair of the Tourism Working Group and an adviser to the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, said that while he was aware of the blackjack scam being reported across the region, he believed the number of those involved in Cambodia was small. Despite that reassurance, deputy police chief Hy Prou said police plan to increase patrols in areas frequented by foreign visitors For the 26-year-old Norwegian, it will be too little too late.
“I think that this blackjack scam will not affect Cambodia’s tourism sector or the flow of foreign tourists in Phnom Penh.
“We now are still working and investigating this case,” he said, adding that they still lack the specific information necessary to make arrests.
A staff member at the riverside hostel who escorted one of the victims to the Psar Kandal 1 commune police office, said she was informed that 19 such cases of the scam had been reported at that office.Tourists along Phnom Penh’s popular riverside area are increasingly finding themselves playing a game they can’t win.