You don't scam Indians?
November 29, 2011 4:00 PM Subscribe
Can someone throw some light on this (possibly) tourist scam in Bali?
posted by vidur to travel & transportation around Indonesia (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I was in a Bali a few days ago and encountered a variety of tourist scams during my stay there - currency exchange rate fraud, doctored taxi meters, folks looking to mess with my luggage - but there was a series of incidents that I couldn't quite understand.
While walking on the footpath and crossing a parking lot - at three completely separate parking lots - I was stopped by parking attendants and asked the following series of questions (my replies in brackets):
1. Are you from India? (yes)
2. But do you live in India? (yes)
3. Are you sure you live in India and not in Malaysia or some other country? (yes)
I didn't really stop for any of these exchanges. I just slowed down a bit and kept walking. In all instances, after answering the third question, I was able to walk away without any further questions.
What was going on?