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Old April 14th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #781
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Tourists beaten, Thai Police involved..AGAIN

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Another Jet Ski Victims Report:
"I am embarrassed to say I was a victim of this scam. My and my friend rented two jet skis in Pattaya and did NOT have any accident. Upon return they demanded 80,000 Thai baht for a few scrapes we didn't make. We didn't have the money and 7 or 8 boys started beating us. We both had to go to the hospital for injuries. Later we told the police who said there was nothing they could do and we should have just paid them.

I WILL NEVER COME TO THAILAND AGAIN and have been telling everyone I know to do the same."
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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #782
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Posting #781 uncovering the misdeeds of the Thai scam mafia and police and FLW is still alive and well? How is that possible?
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Old April 15th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #783
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As advance as Thailand has become from an service, engineering and modernization perspective there's still a significant level of corruption plaguing the country legal and law enforcement system which ultimately perpetuates street level crimes such as these. The funny thing is Thais all realize how corrupt Thailand is themselves. lol However, from a larger perspective Thailand is still a great place to visit and live though. Hopefully, many of these matters will be addressed and resolved over the next 10-20 years.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #784
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Foreign Teachers Scammed by School Officials

http://reallifethailand.blogspot.com...m-exploit.html
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #785
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Tourist Mafia & Thai Police

Here is a quote from the Thailand Tourist Mafia Flick Page.

WIDESPREAD SCAMS AIMED AT FIRST TIME VISITORS

Every morning at 9AM the Tourist mafia blanket the tourist/hotel/shopping districts with a network of english speaking scammers.
They work in teams of 2 or 3 and are positioned near the entrance to tourist sites, hotels, shopping centers, on the BTS skywalks, MRT stations, tourist information booths, busy corners, temples, museums, and shopping centers.
They pose as helpful, friendly strangers and strike up conversations with novice tourists.
Their goal? They are there to lie and defraud every tourist they meet.
I call them the Thai Tourist Mafia.
They are participating in elaborate scams on tourists, including the Thai Gem Scam.
Many of the scam shops apparently are operated by influential people and have been in "business" for years defrauding tourists.

Tourists arriving at the airport, leaving their hotels or just walking around town are approached by these people all day long.
They are everywhere and apparently protected as they work in plain view of Police Boxes, Security Guards and Managers of these facilities.

Some of these scammers have been seen riding police motorbikes or going inside police boxes....
A nice lady at the Tourist Authority tells me they are "cooperating with the Police....and are dangerous."

Photos here:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #786
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Phuket Taxi Mafia blockades cruise ship passengers

Phuket is famous for it's rip off taxi mafia. These thugs have a reputation worldwide and have already ruined the islands reputation.
Cruise Ships and the US Navy are now warning their passengers about various scams. They even are providing honest transport to the city/beaches to avoid these disrespectful, scamming taxi thugs.
The Taxi Mafia is now blockading arriving passengers and demanding they use their extortionist scamming service....
SEE BELOW:

"The taxi protesters at Phuket's deep sea port blockaded the road and prevented passengers from the cruise ship Silver Spirit - one of the world's top 10 luxury liners - from enjoying a single day stopover on Phuket."

"...And it emerged there was another blockade by taxi drivers just a week later, involving a Star cruise liner that was blockaded for half an hour."

"News of the series of fresh protests in the past few weeks will also provide little comfort to US officials who last year extracted a promise from Phuket authorities, after three blockades of varying intensity involving US vessels"

They even blockaded the US Navy.



http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-...-letter-13981/
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Old April 25th, 2011, 02:15 AM   #787
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TOURIST SCAM WARNING PAGE:
Over 81,000 hits !
The scams continue.......
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Old April 27th, 2011, 06:40 AM   #788
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JET SKI OWNER THREATEN JOURNALISTS

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"In a brush with a jet-ski thug recently, two Phuketwan journalists were threatened with physical violence when they came across a jet-ski scam being carried out on Patong beach."

"The owner of one of the jet-skis threatened to ''smear blood over the faces'' of the Phuketwan journalists. "

Story here:
http://phuketwan.com/tourism/scams-r...veteran-14010/
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Old May 11th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #789
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Gosh!!! The thread is so popular !!!

But, personally I feel that the scams are a bit exaggerated by the tourists.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 03:27 AM   #790
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US Aircraft Carrier and 5,000 personal getting scammed and ripped off.
Locals frothing at the mouth for a chance to scam our visitors.
Phuket's US Navy Greeting: $3 for a Bottle of Water


http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phukets...e-water-14036/

Briefings to the US sailors are certain to have included warnings about exhorbitant prices, rip-offs and scams. The advice is always to avoid hiring jet-skis, and to walk if possible to avoid tuk-tuks and taxis.

Now, it seems, $3 bottles of water need to be added to the list.

Vendors at the deep sea port were clearly also keen to cash in if the new American arrivals felt thirsty or hungry once they reached Phuket.

The island's ''welcome'' message is brazen and, to those who know what local Phuket prices should be, shocking. This is not Thai hospitality. It's greed.

The visiting crews of the Reagan, the cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the destroyer USS Preble will include plenty of charitable work, especially at local schools on Phuket and in Phang Nga.
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Old May 14th, 2011, 04:42 AM   #791
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Authorities cover-up multiple deaths at Chaing Mai Hotel

A coroner in England will investigate the deaths of British couple who died in a Chiang Mai hotel where a series of tourists have been taken ill and died in what Thai authorities claim is ‘coincidental’ or alternatively a run of ‘bad luck’.

Local Thai journalists in Chiang Mai have told ‘andrew-drummond.com’ that writing critically of the ownership of the hotel is a ‘no go area’.

"January 27th, Canadian Bill Mah from Edmonton, Alberta, took a seizure and died after using the Downtown Inn’s swimming pool.

"February 19th George and Eileen Everitt, aged 78 and 74 from Boston, Lincolnshire, died at the same time of heart failure in the Downtown Inn in Chang Mai on "

"February 3, 23-yr-old New Zealander Sarah Carter who was staying in Room 516 of the hotel was taken seriously ill."

"February 3, On the same day the body of a Thai tourist guide Waraporn Pungmahisiranon, 47, was taken from Room 518 - the room next door - down the hotel’s fire escape to escape the gaze of residents."

"Chief Medical Officer of Chiang Mai, who answered unhelpfully
Chaing Mai Governor insisted the deaths were all a coincidence."

"The Governor of Chiang Mai also denied alleged reports that he was a relative of the owner of the hotel."
http://www.andrew-drummond.com/view-story.php?sid=399


COMMENT: The attempts by the Chiang Mai officials at 'damage limitation' over the deaths at the Downtown Inn and elsewhere seem to be now reaching comical proportions. The press conference or rather discussion with 'envoys' (convoys if you read the 'Nation') lasted two and a half hours and nothing came out of it. Is this a guessing game? '60 Minutes' took an enlightened guess that Sarah Carter's death may have been caused by chlorpyrifos which had been sprayed in Sarah Carter's room The '60 Minutes' crew had stumbled upon a massive clean-up operation going on on the hotel's fifth floor.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:05 AM   #792
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Police Punch & Kick tourist / On film-no investigation

PATTAYA RESORT POLICE ASSAULT TOURIST

'A suspected drunk driver was subjected to some rough justice on the streets of Pattaya after he was stopped by Pattaya Police and Police Volunteers. Reports came in of a possible drunk driver who had just left the Bali Hai Port in South Pattaya. A group of around 10 plain-clothed Pattaya Police Volunteers, who were not accompanied by a regular Police Officer, spotted the Silver Isuzu D-Max and gave chase. The driver, Khun Pichart aged 26, claimed he was not sure if the chasing pack were Police or Volunteers and decided not to stop. During a long chase through the streets of Pattaya, the volunteers claim the suspect nearly collided with them and other road users. Eventually he was stopped at the entrance to Highway 7 on the Sukhumvit Road in Central Pattaya. He was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly kicked and punched by Pattaya Police Volunteers and members of the public while a uniformed Pattaya Police Officer appeared to make no attempt to stop the assault. Eventually the driver was taken away in handcuffs and later charged with drunk driving while the Police Volunteers and members of public who were caught on film attacking Khun Pichart were not investigated to the disgust of on-lookers.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #793
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Beware of a Singapore Cheat (Old Man) in BKK

Someone reported this in a popular Singapore forum and the incident took place recently.

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I made a police report yesterday regarding an old man (abt 70yrs, 5ft 6in or 1.7m tall and slim) who goes around in BKK looking for Singaporeans.

Last Thursday (9-June-2011) I was approached by him in the morning about 10am at Pratunam area and he showed me his pink NRIC and sg passport. He claimed that he came from Hatyai by rail with his wife and was a victim of pickpocket in Chinatown. He asked for a loan and would return me when he got back home in 3 days time. Why 3 days? Because 1 day to get back to Hatyai by rail, another day by bus back to sg (said he'd try to get an advanced unpaid bus ticket from one of the sg tour branch office there and pay back as soon as he reached Golden Mile Shopping Center). So on Monday he will drive to my work place to return the money.

I never thought he is a cheat. He even said he is 70+yrs old won't tell lies. Quite right, how can an old man be a cheat?

Damned, I believed him. Should help a fellow citizen in dire straits. I gave him S$100 after copying his NRIC details and his hp number. I should have took a picture of him so I can post it up. I could have checked his passport for arrival date and place.

He moved out of the address on the NRIC many years ago, hp is M1 but no one picked up (could be someone else's). His neighbours told me I wasn't the first victim and he had broken up with his family long ago. Looks like his modus operandi is to get $$$ from fellow citizens and stay there as long as he can and I am sure forever. So I went to the police post near his home.

His NRIC bears the details...
Than Soon Choi NRIC S0855805A
Blk 164 #04-1206 Stirling Road
Handphone number: 90951829


Broke my spirit to help, still I'll help but be extra careful now.
Apparently, Mr Than was pretty active even back in 2006.
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-...Singapore.html
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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #794
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Pattaya Beach.
Tourists assaulted and held hostage on the beach.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFKfeMREKcw

More reports on Pattayas Beach Criminals here:
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/...-will-it-stop/
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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:04 AM   #795
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Pattaya Jet Ski Scam Video

Caught on video.
http://youtu.be/zsPuoaktoAw
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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:07 AM   #796
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Thai Beach Scammers pull gun on Marines

Yes, this punk is still robbing tourists.
http://youtu.be/Mqi07Dc68Lk
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Old February 9th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #797
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TRIP ADVISOR REPORTS. Land of Scams.

http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUs..._Province.html
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Old October 16th, 2013, 03:18 AM   #798
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Ambassadors from 17 countries are demanding the Thais put a stop to the organized scamming of tourists.
Unfortunately, the Thais dont care or realize that Thailand is about to be on the Ambassadors NO-GO list.
Check the news of Phuket. A war zone.
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