Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Erawan Bangkok Gem Scam Successful Refund

the epic battle to claim my money back
September 24, 2010 - February 13, 2012 (507 days)

After 17 months of follow-up to Thailand local authorities regarding scam complain during my 2010 solo backpack, my money is 90% refunded..

Thanks to Mr. Edgar Badajos, (Consul-General of Philippine embassy) and to the Department of Internal Trade of Thailand. I appreciate wholeheartedly the efforts eventhough it lasted this long.

How was the scam and the process of refund undergo, here it was ....

It happened during my 1st solo backpacking Bangkok way back June 5, 2010 around 1000H. I never thought it was scam until after over 2 months while researching the web due out of curiosity that there is something wrong with how I bought this item.

the gem scam from bangkok


DATE      :           September 24, 2010
TO        :           Mr. Suchat Sinrat
            Center of Complaints room 20301
            Department of Internal Trade Building
            Ministry of Commerce
            44/100 sanambinnam Rd Nonthaburi
FROM    :          xxxxxxx
CC         :           Consular Section
                      Embassy of the Philippines
            760 Sukhumvit Road corner Soi Philippines (30/1)
            Klongtoey, Klongtan, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
RE         :           Complain Letter - ERAWAN LAPIDARY GEM SCAM

Dear Mr. Suchat Sinrat,

Good day!
On june 5, 2010, I bought a sapphire ring in yellow gold setting worth THB13,000 at ERAWAN LAPIDARY in Bangkhunprom, Pranakorn, Bangkok. I was a solo backpacker that time then some Thai's/foreigners approached me to buy this ring using their very exceptional marketing skills. He really persuades me to go and buy this sapphire at 0% tax and we would be able to sell at Tiffany store at profit of 200%.

Unfortunately, when I went to Tiffany store here in my country and ask them if I could sell my ring, they replied the store is not buying any jewelries. Curious about that, I have searched the web about Erawan and found-out that I was victimized by a scam.

To resolve the problem, I would appreciate if you could refund my money 100%. I bought that ring as a precious gift for my loveone, just knowing I was victimize by a jewelry scam. Enclosed are ORIGINAL COPIES of receipts and certificate of guarantee.

I look forward to your reply and a resolution to my complaint, and will wait as long as possible. Please contact me at the above home address or by phone/email below.

I deeply appreciate your kindness in advance for all the efforts and actions you will do.

Sincere Regards,


gem scam complain attachments

gem scam complain attachments

gem scam complain attachments


Philippine embassy follow-up complain


part of threaded email follow-up (2010)

part of threaded email follow-up (2012)


the refund on bangkok gem scam

the refund on bangkok gem scam


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