Firstly, I should say that just about any hot tourist spot around the world is going to attract people, sometimes greedy locals, who will be specialists at extracting dollars from your pockets. In Thailand the main difference is that they will usually do it with a smile. There are scams awaiting tourists who come to Thailand and you are best served by spending a few minutes reading articles like this and saving yourself a lot of financial pain, inconvenience or even a trip to hospital. Or jail.
This is by no means a definitive list of scams awaiting you but these are, at least, ten popular scams that you will have to negotiate if you move about Thailand. They’re real, they happen every day and you’ll have a much better time during your trip if you know about them first.