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Scam 10: South Africa Emerald Scam

Scam 10: South Africa Emerald Scam  Africa is a source of virtually every gemstone in the world. After diamonds, emeralds are probably one of the most famous gemstone exports and with South Africa...
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Scam 9: Cruise Line Onshore Stores Excursions scam

Scam 9: Cruise Line Onshore Stores Excursions  As with all the scams mentioned in this series of gem scam posts, scammers look to take advantage of tourists hunting for a bargain and their lack of...
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Scam 8:  Cruise Gem Scam

Cruise Gem Scam Holiday time  fills one with dreams and expectation before departure.  Not only are there any number of thing you might see and experience, but there are lots of opportunities to...
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Scam 7: Cambodia Gem scam

Cambodia Gem Scam The selling of jewellery containing completely fake stones, especially rubies and sapphires in Cambodia has been reported for decades.
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Scam 6: Jaipur Gem Scam

Jaipur Gem Scam Some of Jaipur’s gem cutters and jewellers are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase high quality gemstones and diamonds so a few have turned to subterfuge and selling of fake...
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Scam 5: Dubai Gem Scam

Introduction Dubai, as one of the most progressive and expensive countries in the Middle East is a home of billionaires who own vast amounts of jewellery. However, the past year has also traced the...
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Scam 4: The Galle Gem Scam - Sri Lanka

Introduction Everybody knows that Sri Lanka is the home of the sapphire.  Thousands of people holidaying in Sri Lanka also think they might pick up a gem or 2 along the way, even going to the lengths...
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Scam 3: The Goa Confidence Gem Scam

Introduction In the continuing series of our Gem Scam guides, the rest of which you can see here, we have uncovered a scam that preys on the lone traveller and single holiday maker.  So if you're...
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