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39 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

   I do not understand why anybody would refuse advice coming from his embassy?

The UK Embassy sometimes gives awful advice, but he needs to contact them anyway if he expects to receive money from friends or relatives. One service the embassy will provide is taking custody of the money to ensure it is used for the stated purpose.

 

In reality, I bet he has contacted the UK Embassy weeks ago, begging for money, and was rebuffed. It probably was not a pleasant experience.

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10 minutes ago, BritTim said:

I think you are wrong about the OP running a scam, though a troll post is possible (still unlikely). With a scam, he would make a son a much more sympathetic character.  I take the OP at face value. The son of a friend has ended up in the sort of predicament young British kids end up in every day. What I think he was mainly asking initially is whether there is a cheaper option than airfare plus 20,000 baht to get him back to the UK. Answer: "no" to which many members here have added "and I hope the guy ends up in a world of hurt".

Tim...I realize you are xpat here. Personally I have seen scam 2 times in bkk. Fella giving EXACT same story. Then next week see same guy drinking grog soi 4. See even more times in Saigon. So many bums living harsh in Saigon and Hanoi. Old and young. 

The story is rubbish. 

There is thing called drugs. That's why meher and  the poor farang opened thread.

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22 hours ago, 55Jay said:

Overstay not as easy peazy as it used to be.

 

Tell him to stay put where he is, don't get arrested, book him a flight home.  Borrow 20,000 Baht (equivalent) and send to him for potential max fine on the way out of the airport.

This kid sounds irresponsible enough he well could get his hands on the 20K and decide to have a final party...then weep for more.   Is there any way a person can send money to the custody of the embassy with it only to be used to facilitate his exit?

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He could spruce himself up, walk into some language schools/ teacher agencies, come clean about his situation, they might chuck a few customers his way, shouldn’t take long to raise 25k to get home (under the radar of course )

I’m sure the authorities would prefer him doing that if it gets him out of the country

 

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15 hours ago, esposa said:

The police are apparently looking for him, hence his sudden urgency for money to come home. He was apparently accused of theft and the police were informed. He claims he's innocent but he's lost his job and didn't save any cash from the job. 

The huge unanswered question here is are the police just looking for him for questioning or is there a warrant out for his arrest. If no warrant and he gets the necessary money, he will probably be able to go to the airport, pay the fine and board his flight.

If there is a warrant, he's pretty much trapped.

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14 hours ago, esposa said:

He didn't have a return ticket so he messed that up too.

I was under the impression if you book a flight to Thailand, for tourism you needed a return ticket

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21 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

No the kid supposedly needs airfare and the 20,000 baht immigration overstay fee. So what is that in English money, about 1400?

What's he travelling 1st class ? 

20,000 baht maybe say 550 quid - cheap multi stop flight 300 - 850 quid. Paying a criminal to fly first class would be daft !

And my post originally was about if he left without overstay he'd only need 300 quid for a flight - not the mad dosh now

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