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Questions about Vietnam: Tourist Police? Labour Courts?

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I've been ripped off in outrageous ways. Some language centers perfected the art of scamming foreigners.

Often, they end up taking money off the hapless victims instead of paying a salary.

 

- Is there a Tourist Police? (Couldn't find one)

- calling 113 in a non-emergency seems wrong.

-would you even call the Police if you have been scammed big time? (there are 8 other, previous, foreign victime in the last 7 months)?

 

LAbour Courts: they don't have those, do they?

 

Care you share your experience?

 

Thailand is mightily attractive versus this harsh environment in Vietnam.

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Your post makes little or no sense.

 

You have explained nothing as regards your predicament, it seems like a nonsensical rant regarding a language school?.

 

Hapless victims? Salaries?

 

I think you need to reread your post and put it up again in clearer English that we can all understand.

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What interaction does a tourist have with a language center? Sounds like you worked there, since you mentioned salary. Hardly a case for the tourist police then.

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chuck norris can help you. he has dealt with hardship in vietnam

 

 

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I was stolen from, scammed, and lied to in Vietnam more than any other country I worked or lived in. Enjoy the coffee and the beaches and leave. That country will not lead to anything in terms of success for a foreigner.

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Chuck is definitely your man:

 

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can't see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.

Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting implies the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

Chuck Norris doesn’t wash his clothes, he disembowels them.

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2 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

I think you need to reread your post and put it up again in clearer English that we can all understand.

Hilarious!.... He worked at a language school and you expect him to put it in clear English?

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33 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Hilarious!.... He worked at a language school and you expect him to put it in clear English?

 

Of course I do,

 

He has gone on an English speaking forum. Even if he is not a native English speaker, the post needs to make some sort of sense to readers, as regards to understanding his grudge.

 

Was he an English speaker./ teacher teaching English in a Vietnamese language school or was he there as a foreigner learning Vietnamese?

 

One minute he is saying they are relieving him of cash as a ' hapless victim '  and the next, he is saying they are not paying a salary?

 

The post is very unclear and it is confusing as to what he is actually complaining about.

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Ok sounds like you should stay there and see if yiu can get it back..sleep in the day awake all night...

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4 hours ago, Aspaltso said:

I was stolen from, scammed, and lied to in Vietnam more than any other country I worked or lived in. Enjoy the coffee and the beaches and leave. That country will not lead to anything in terms of success for a foreigner.

Several of my co workers that are engineers have returned to Vietnam for visits and were very bitter about the way they were treated.  They told stories starting with immigration at the airport literally ignoring them for inbound processing until bribes and tips were paid.  One lady, I work with was born in Vietnam, spent time in a refugee camp before making it to the USA.  After her last Vietnam vacation trip she said no more, and has since gone to Thailand twice with her family.  One of the poker dealers I know here that is Vietnamese just came back and he told how he was followed and knocked off his motorbike and robbed.  He said there are many "gangs" that target and follow visitors, because they know they have money.   While not uncommon in any country to prey on tourists, just thought I would relay those stories 

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1 hour ago, gk10002000 said:

Several of my co workers that are engineers have returned to Vietnam for visits and were very bitter about the way they were treated.  They told stories starting with immigration at the airport literally ignoring them for inbound processing until bribes and tips were paid.  One lady, I work with was born in Vietnam, spent time in a refugee camp before making it to the USA.  After her last Vietnam vacation trip she said no more, and has since gone to Thailand twice with her family.  One of the poker dealers I know here that is Vietnamese just came back and he told how he was followed and knocked off his motorbike and robbed.  He said there are many "gangs" that target and follow visitors, because they know they have money.   While not uncommon in any country to prey on tourists, just thought I would relay those stories 

 

I have been a regular in Hanoi and Halong Bay area and never felt threatened. Streets to me feel a lot safer than Thailand and there certainly isn't the threat of knives and guns that there is in Thailand in the big cities.

 

Regards the airports, I have had 100% the opposite from immigration. Speedy, courteous and efficient officers and service with a smile, but that was Hanoi. I cannot speak for HCMC.

 

Just goes to show the different experiences that different travelers have.

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When last in vietnam Saigon I was warned on separate occasions not to take my man bag due to motor bike snatch thieves. Never warned even once in Bangkok in 12 years. 

Both Cambodia and vietnam far more dangerous than thailand

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17 minutes ago, madmen said:

When last in vietnam Saigon I was warned on separate occasions not to take my man bag due to motor bike snatch thieves. Never warned even once in Bangkok in 12 years. 

Both Cambodia and vietnam far more dangerous than thailand

 

Well, we just agree to disagree in our different findings. However, again, we are talking different areas with you referring to HCMC and me , Hanoi.

 

I am here now, 25 years and I can say it can be very hairy and scary in the likes of Pattaya with young bike gangs of teenage youths armed both with knives and guns, ( often reported in the news) and dangerous as well as high on Yaa Baa, especially up on Sukhumvit Road and around the larger Thai Karaoke places. That was probably one of the reasons I moved to the relative peace of Isaarn. It can be boring, but as I have aged, the pros outweigh the cons.

 

I have never seen anything like the Pattaya behaviour in Vietnam in the places I have been to. Petty theft is a problem, yes. and that includes bag snatching. A bit of arrogant behaviour and attempts to cheat by taxis and moto taxis, definitely. But, I have never felt that I was in a highly dangerous environment. Mind you, there is police and military all over the place in Hanoi.

 

It may be more dangerous in HCMC, as it has had far more exposure to western habits and culture. It is also the largest city.

 

I do agree that there is less or basically no laws in Cambodia as I have had two i phones stolen there, one, actually right in front of me, off my table by a snatch grab of two guys on a moto, whilst I was eating noodles. The other was a room theft.

 

Cambodia is also going up the list for violent crimes such as muggings, rapes and robberies. This problem is in both Phnom Penn and Siem Reap.

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