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Pattaya: Warning about fraudster on the loose preying on shops

 

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Picture: Pattaya Watchdog

 

Pattaya Watchdog posted a warning from shopkeepers about a foreign man who was tricking them. 

 

He was filmed in what looked like a stationers where he bought a cheap item with a 1000 baht note. He was given change of more than 900 baht.

 

He then went back to the store shortly after to say that he had found the item much cheaper elsewhere and wanted his 1000 baht back. 

 

The request was made in a flurry of aggressive accusations causing the shopkeeper to become disorientated, angry and confused leading them to give the man his money back but forget they had already given him his change. 

 

When the mistake was realised he was followed and seen hurriedly getting into a car. This appeared to be a white Toyota Vios (there was a spelling mistake in the story on Facebook). 

 

A trader nearby said they also fell victim to a similar scam. 

 

Posters on the story spoke of also being victims while others criticized the site for blurring the face of the man they wanted to catch. 

 

Many referred to the man as a "khaek" a common and sometimes considered derogatory term for people from the Indian sub-continent, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Source: Pattaya Watchdog

 

 

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7 minutes ago, webfact said:

Posters on the story spoke of also being victims while others criticized the site for blurring the face of the man they wanted to catch. 

This happens so often you have to wonder do they really want to catch them or not ?

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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

He then went back to the store shortly after to say that he had found the item much cheaper elsewhere and wanted his 1000 baht back.

I'd have told him to hod off !

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so... warn the public of some anonymous person so no-one at all knows who it is, because you slap a cartoon mask over the face.

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Is the word "khaek" really considered derogatory? Thai people use it all the time to call Indians and Arabs as khaek. There's even a Wat Khaek in Silom in BKK which is a famous temple that Thai people go to.

 

Do Thai people refer to those Thai-Indians (Sihks) as "Khaek" too? Just like they call white people "Farang"

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

angry and confused leading them to give the man his money back but forget they had already given him his change.

Jinga?

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5 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

 

I'd have told him to hod off !

Point to the 'no refunds' sign.......

And keep another useful sign behind it, to be revealed with a smile!

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

The request was made in a flurry of aggressive accusations causing the shopkeeper to become disorientated, angry and confused leading them to give the man his money back but forget they had already given him his change. 

 

A trader nearby said they also fell victim to a similar scam. 

It appears that these 2 traders are as thick as 2 short planks.  If they catch the foreigner, they should lock-up all 3 of them.

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There are also a large number of fraudsters praying in temples.

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5 hours ago, bbi1 said:

Is the word "khaek" really considered derogatory? Thai people use it all the time to call Indians and Arabs as khaek. There's even a Wat Khaek in Silom in BKK which is a famous temple that Thai people go to.

 

Do Thai people refer to those Thai-Indians (Sihks) as "Khaek" too? Just like they call white people "Farang"

Its no more offensive than w*g or n***er. Incidentally the Erwan bombers were described as Khaek Kao....white w*gs meaning Arabs! Its because the Thais do not perceive such terms as racist that white foreigners dont understand that f*rang really is a racist slur.

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