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Scams in Saigon: It’s more than just the coconut peddlers

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:36 GMT+7
Scams in Saigon: It’s more than just the coconut peddlers

Foreign tourists in Ho Chi Minh City are now advised to watch out for the vendors who could force them to pay up to US$5 for a coconut, five to six times what locals pay, but there are many other scams foreigners may fall prey to.

Tran Xuan Hung, director of Viking Travel & Media Corp, sounded an alarm about these dangers in an op-ed sent to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday, shortly after reading the coconut rip-offs in Saigon article the same day.

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