Good to know The list of the most common scams
Everywhere in the world where there is tourism, there are scammers. Thailand is no different.
TaxiThe taxi driver says a fixed price instead of a taximeter.
By law, they have to turn on the taximeter. Fixed prices are usually overpriced. Some fixed prices are up to 100 times more expensive than the taximeter. Happens all the time in Bangkok. The Skytrain is always the more sensible mode of transport. Unfortunately, there are none for KhaoSan Road. In Phuket, the taxi mafia rules. The standard price even for just 50 metres is at least 200 baht.
Taxi driver says during the ride to the destination (e.g. temple in Bangkok),
The temple is closed today but he can take you to a nicer destination (e.g. Floating Market). That the temple is closed, as well as any other story, is a lie to take you on a coffee trip where they try to sell you overpriced and often fake gold jewellery or a suit. Often they say they will get a petrol voucher for everyone they deliver. If you take a tuk-tuk, you have to agree on a reasonable price and make it clear that you dont want any detours to a "fashion show" or anything else. Fashion show = tailor for suits
Taxi prices as a guideline:
approx. 40 baht per kilometre
60 baht within the old town
80 baht from Khao San Road to the city centre, e.g. Siam Square
300 Baht to one of the airports, approx. 30 minutes drive outside