Beware of Mil Khan in Siem Reap
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Aug 9, 2012 6:30 AM Last Post By: SoloHobo
Dec 30, 2011 12:36 AM
Beware of Mil Khan in Siem ReapHey together,
in 2009 we met a very friendly and calm guy in Siem Reap working there as a Tuk-Tuk driver, Mil Khan. Since he is an intelligent, calm and nice person we hired him for the temple-tour and subsequently got to know his family. We spoke about this and that and decided to sponsor him for educational purposes.
Long story short told, now some years and several requests for more money in high amounts later, we received a mail other tourists sharing their stories with Mil, very similar to ours. All in all, several of us send or gave him high amounts of money, partially more than 1000$.
Dec 30, 2011 1:02 AM
1Honestly ark, I have little sympathy. I do admire your willingness to help, but to give money to someone because he/she is eloquent and talks the talk? Would you do that back home? Probably not, right? I have seen these sort of cons in many countries where visitors are just to gullible and get suckered in.
Dec 30, 2011 2:35 AM
Dec 30, 2011 4:28 AM
Dec 30, 2011 7:19 AM
4oh! nice that you can support someone to have school , but that is really much for school .
I don't know what is he study ? some of Cambodian they just want your money.
I got sponsor from Holland and she always pay for my university and pay every semester and the cost only $ 200 .
I really like it and really thankful because I want to study and I got sponsor ....
some of Cambodia student they want to study but they can't because of the University expensive ..
$200 is really expensive for poor student..
Dec 30, 2011 9:06 AM
5I can't see what the problem is? I always remember a driver I had in Bali who said that he did not know how his family could have ever survived without the kind donations of funds from a family in Toronto, Canada. He had so much respect for the country based on that help.
I send children to school in Nepal and it costs me $5250.00 annually. I always gave money to charities, but I decided direct to the people was better, and that $100 or $200 here and there is not enough anymore. It has to be significant enough to change their lives and prospects for the future. I know the family well, and they are great people who happen to live in a perpetually messed up economic region.
Dec 30, 2011 1:36 PM
Dec 30, 2011 9:34 PM
May 14, 2012 5:10 AM
8I agree with those stating that 1000$ are far too much for a school and luckily it wasn't us - the whole story was revealed when I received an email from the guy who developed the webpage for Mil and where I left an encouraging comment that people should hire him as a driver.
The guy who build the webpage contacted everybody on the page and it was him who send him so much money. We did exactly the same as Hanno and paid an English school directly after some research. At the end of the term we even got a "sponsorship overview" with his attendance and overall performance.
We were fooled when it came to the subsequent class for what I send him 85$ directly. After a while the school contacted me asking for the money. I wrote him a mail and he apologized, asking for more money after some time. He didn't get it and I am fine as insofar that those people have much less than us and 100$ normally doesn't kill us and even scammed away might be a better investment than a pair of trainers at home...
Aug 9, 2012 6:30 AM
9Is it all you can do is complain about your Tuk Tuk and Guides in Cambodia?
(3 star Hotel)
From US$100.00 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$217.26 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$16.00 per night