Vietnamese Blackjack

How the scam works:

You are in Vietnam and have an amazing time, and the new friends you made are just great. One day, one of them invites you to their house and, as the night progresses, he tells you about how he got scammed playing Blackjack 21.

Now, he says, he has mastered the game and – a few drinks later and after teaching you a couple of tricks – he has a proposal. You should partner with him and make tons of money in the next few days. He has the plan and it sounds good to you, as he is explaining exactly the code you are about to use.

Next day, you go and play (at any location where he says you could make money, including his house, while he is organizing) and – lucky you! – a businessman with a bag full of money joins the table.

The potential is huge. You start playing, the plan works, and – just when you are about to win the biggest pile of money – the opponent requests that he sees you have enough money to cover. Your partner loans you the amount and then bam! – the plan fails.

You lose the game and the money and now you are being escorted by your “partner” and his two buddies to the closest ATM.

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How to avoid:

Never get involved in gambling schemes.

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  1. This happened to me in nha trang 2009. Travelling alone and at a loose end I got talking to a man on the beach who said his wife was coming to England to study so I agreed to go to his for lunch, before I knew it I was upstairs having a friendly game of 21 with his Nigerian friend called Nick abaya. He showed me some tricks, it was fun with beers and good food. Then he makes a phone call and his Japanese businessman assc turns up and we’re playing for money, I didn’t have any and when they tried to lend me or under the table I refused. The whole thing screamed set up, they didn’t like it when I refused to play and accused me of being uneducated, but I got out of there and left nah trang that night. Lesson learned. Never be at a loose end in Vietnam!

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