New record in Jet Ski Scams in Pattaya
Yesterday (Sunday) I was walking with my Thai friend along Pattaya beach. At the beginning of the beach road we saw a tourist’s police and few European men argue with some Thai beach boys (Jet Ski scammers). It just gotten dark and no other people were at the beach at this time; well expect the local Thai girls looking for customers.
Another foreign man was watching and made a helping comment to the soon to be scammed foreign tourist. That led to that Thai beach boys starting taking of their hats and looking for iron pipes to attack him. The foreign man then made a comment to me (about the scam) and quickly left. I thought it was best to leave as well because the Thai men were ready to attack anybody taking away their Sunday money.
We went further along the beach road and I explained for my friend how the scammers work and how it is really a shame to Thailand that they do this. When we had walked about 500 meters more we saw another group of people. This time it was about 6 Arabs and a group of Thai beach boys and the same thing was going on. They clamed the Jet Ski was broken and they wanted money. (The Jet Ski get scratched all the time when it come up on the beach it is pretty natural). No police was present and I did not get involved in this argument either. We went to dinner at Central Pattaya and on the way back we walked the same way on Pattaya beach road just to see another scam taking place with the same gang scammed the Arabs 1 hour ago.
At that Sunday evening I witness 3 Jet Ski scams with my own eyes taking place and beg and advice everyone to NEVER RENT JET SKI IN THAILAND EVER.