Thailand: Two Indian tourists scammed, threatened by jet ski renters

Posted on June 6, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Harassed, Tourist Scam

According to, two Indian students on holiday in Pattaya filed a complaint with tourist police on Wednesday, stating they had been “forced by a group of 5-6 jet ski operators” on Pattaya beach to pay 1,400 US dollars for allegedly causing minor damages to jet skis they had rented earlier in the day. Pattaya One reports that the two medical students, 22 and 27 years old, had “rented two jet skis for 30 minutes at a price of 150 Baht each.” When they returned to the beach half an hour later the jet ski operator reportedly claimed that both jet skis had been damaged by the tourists and “demanded the pair hand over 2,000 US dollars to cover the damage.” Read article

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