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If the OP's post is genuine, and I suspect that it is, I'm left with the feeling that the IO was hoping to be made an offer to make the problem go away. 

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10 hours ago, SteveK said:

I agree, if this story was fully genuine and he had done no wrong, he shouldn't be concerned but it does seem that there are some holes in the story.

 

It should be criminal for them to refuse you entry on not having sufficient funds when you have 20k in your wallet and a Thai bank book with you. Why don't they have another reason for refusal such as "person attempted to enter on incorrect visa type", rather than using the same old insufficient funds as a catch all to deny anyone?

I know this guy and have seen his bank book, 59,000 bht on the 7th of June......

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1 hour ago, SpanishExpat said:

Whether it`s a real story or not. Been to Padang Besar 3 weeks ago. Caucasians have to wait anyway and have to go to a separate room. So NO FARANG is directly serviced at the counters when you enter. Everyone spoke at least basic English, whereas the IO for the Caucasians understood everything. Overall they were friendly to me.

 

Moreover, the border crossing if you arrive by foot is a small separate building. Don`t know where the OP found the Malaysian police officer, as I doubt they let them enter in the small building (which already belongs to Thailand) After getting stamped out in Malaysia, one has to walk 500 m trough no mans land. Those were just my experiences at Padang Besar...so there are some details in his story which don`t make sense.

Wrong, there's actually two Pedang Besars, there's a Malay one and a Thai one just up the line. On the Malay one the police carry weapons, not something the Thais would be happy with. 500m ? You'd be lucky if it was fifty feet ! Been going through there for years..........Details,details......

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11 hours ago, TheMysteriousMrTesla said:

Not doubting the story, but why would there be a British Embassy in London.

 

The embassy in Bkk is closed from Friday to Monday, what the guy got was the Foreign office help line in London.......Mystery cleared up.......

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11 hours ago, TheMysteriousMrTesla said:

Not doubting the story, but why would there be a British Embassy in London.

 

Foreign office helpline as the embassy is closed from Friday to Monday......picky picky.....

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11 hours ago, TheMysteriousMrTesla said:

Not doubting the story, but why would there be a British Embassy in London.

 

Foreign office helpline, the back up for the British embassy in Bkk when it's closed from Friday to Monday.......

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12 hours ago, madmen said:

It shouldn't make a difference but did you angry and start yelling?  Its just that there appears like part of the story is missing

I would like to know what visa the OP was using on arrival, or was it an attempt to get a 30 day exempt? 

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12 hours ago, scottiejohn said:

Also as Post 5 asks.  How can you call a British Embassy in London?

If I recall correctly, when you call the Bangkok one out of hours, you are given a number in the UK to call. Obviously not an Embassy but likely the ministry. 

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10 hours ago, SteveK said:

Maybe not found a potential wife yet, not old enough to retire, not enough money for Elite, and no degree for a non-B and work permit? I think that would cover a lot of people who are trying to stay long term on tourist visas.

Read the OP, he is 53.

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14 hours ago, Syduan said:

I'm a Engineering consultant, i'm 53 years old, and I've been traveling internationally for thirty years now to all corners of the globe, and I can honestly say that I've never seen anything like this in all those years, or being treat as disgustingly. 

What I don't understand , if you do not work in Thailand, why didn't you just apply for a visa based on retirement when you turned 50 ?  That's the first thing I did and I can come and go as I please, with a re-entry stamp. If you don't want to follow the 800k requirements in the bank here , you can use an agent and get away with a 20k yearly fee. 

So there are many alternatives for us over 50, even if you work in other countries. I work as a freelancer myself but my income is outside of Thailand.  So a 1 year retirement visa would work very well in your situation and you would have avoided all this mess! 
Maybe they would still ask you questions at immigration, but they don't really care about travellers on a retirement visa. 
 

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