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25 minutes ago, visarunner said:

Received the follow up Email from OP too: "Okay then I will proceed my lawyer. I will also make sure this story is known well among the expat community in Thailand via social media and make sure the police and tourist police are aware of your companies indiscretions and illegal behaviour. 

 
Thank you for your concern. I will send you the evidence of your driver, so that you can believe me, fire him, and save lives of future people on your trips. You will also be hearing from others from the trip shortly who share the same concerns.
 
Kind Regards" NAME REMOVED

Ignore and do not bother , anyone with half a brain can see how silly this story is and anyone who can not , you do not want them as customers anyway 😉👍

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28 minutes ago, mstevens said:

I do think that in some cases, these visa run companies don't take their duty of care seriously - I mean this generally and not necessarily to which ever visa run company this fellow went with.

obviously you were a lawyer at one time   haha    good post and always smart to use a disclaimer.

 

Mine is :  Warning: Any advice is given with the best of intentions and is based on actual experience or just plain common sense. In the event said advice is determined incorrect, you are entitled to a full refund of exactly what you paid for it!  

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I would normally not bother replying to a post like this but I have used this visa company approximately 15 times in the last 3 years and have never had a problem regarding their service for border hops or visas.

Basic service but adequate.

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what an exciting thread we have here !!! 

 

as one member has mentioned, the OP must be referring to police checkpoints.  i'm not on the roads all that much here in thailand but i think it is pretty rare to get pulled over by a police officer.  the thai system seems to prefer checkpoints to regular patrols along the highways like we see in other countries.  i'm under the impression that many reckless drivers are caught via CCTV, not caught by a patrol and pulled over.

 

the petrol stations along the roads provide cheap food and drink.  referring to them as 'expensive' erodes the credibility of the OP's story even further.

 

i made a border crossing near buriram/surin (o'smach in cambodia) back in 2008 (my GF at the time drove me there from buriram).  i gambled for a couple hours and walked up to the border checkpoint and it turned out to be the thai outpost and i was redirected to the cambo outpost so i could get stamped out of cambo.  it wasn't much of a problem or inconvenience, just a learning experience for a 'newbie' to border runs.  one of those things that can happen to you once, but a second time is unlikely.

 

for future visa runners, i'd advise taking your own food and water with you.  you never know what can happen.

 

this whole thing about getting a lawyer to resolve the issue reminds me of myself in my late teens, early 20's before i fully understood certain things in life (i still don't know everything but have figured out when to use a lawyer for assistance).

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3 minutes ago, sanemax said:

It may be a good idea to read the whole thread and hear what the agency has to say about it?

 

I am still reading the thread and I am now on the last page.

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16 minutes ago, billd766 said:

However he did comment the he was running a bit low on cash.

 

As a newbie I do feel sorry for him.

I don't ....  he's saying he's low on cash but threatens the Visa run company with getting a lawyer which will cost him thousands of baht for 1 hours work.  I'm calling BS on this one.

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11 minutes ago, steven100 said:

I don't ....  he's saying he's low on cash but threatens the Visa run company with getting a lawyer which will cost him thousands of baht for 1 hours work.  I'm calling BS on this one.

He may be assuming he could get one on contingency - which is not possible.  It might be a waste of time here, even if the lawyer was free, and even if every word of the story were accurate and recounted by multiple witnesses.

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15 hours ago, madmen said:

I have to question your sanity. Why didn't you jump out after first alcohol stop? was it to inconvenient for you, surely your life is worth more?

Do you really believe his story that a pickup truck drove all the way to Nong Khai and back, acting as a lookout and a mobile bar for the van driver!

 

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