Thailand: Three Chinese tourists fall victim to bike rental scam in Phuket

Posted on April 8, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Scam

As covered by,”The problem will be familiar to people who have had run-ins with jet-ski owners in the past; the company demands the renter’s passport as security to ensure that if the bike is damaged, repairs will be paid for. The arguments begin when renters return the bikes without damaging them at all, or with small scratches, and the owner demands sums for repairs that the customer regards as excessive. If they don’t pay, they don’t get their passport back. “This is not the first time, Mr Qin told The Phuket News.” Read Article

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