AUSTRALIA’S travel agency has warned travellers to stay away from the country’s largest airport after an online campaign warned travellers of scams.
The travel agency in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, said that it had been inundated with calls from concerned travellers after a campaign on the social media website Reddit, which has been shut down since January, alleged a fraudster was targeting them.
“If you are a frequent traveller and would like to stay in Thailand, please read this guide and act on it to ensure your security,” a Thai travel agency spokeswoman said in a statement.
“In addition, please check with the police for further details.”
Thailand’s airport security has been tightened since the start of the year, after a spate of bomb threats targeting travellers and hotel staff, and several assaults in the capital.
The agency said that its airport security team would monitor its network of terminals and would be monitoring the safety of its staff and passengers.
“The Thai police are also investigating these claims,” it said.
“We encourage travellers to remain vigilant when travelling in Thailand and do their homework.
Thailand’s travel agencies should be on alert for potential scams.”
Travel agencies in Europe have reported similar concerns.
In the United States, travel agencies and hotels have reported being targeted by scammers posing as passengers who have been unable to secure visas.