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Foreigner Beaten By Tuk-Tuk Drivers After Not Paying Extortionate Fee At Karaoke Bar

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To rely on any outside help here is a foolish thing. To not have a military or police-government connected family here is dangerous. To put oneself into compromising conditions is reckless! To have no backup plan or phone # of trusted people is naive!

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In my many trips to Thailand I've never had an issue with a tuk tuk driver, other than the $1.00 all day offer to get me into a brother/s tailor/junk shop where they pick up the commission. I admit I did fall for the scam attempt once, arrived at the first tailor shop, realized I was going to be dudded if I bought, gave him his dollar, and picked up another tuk tuk.

My experience with tuk tuk drivers is that they may be a bit greedy for $$, but otherwise decent guys just doing a crappy job, but I'm never out in the early hours, with a skinful at a sleazy bar, and an easy mark for an unscrupulous one. If I intended being in those places, I think I'd want to be with another able bodied guy as some insurance.

I'm surprised that a long time resident fell for this.

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"a large number of Farang are the less desirable of their respective countries."

A large number of Farang are the less despicable of their respective countries.

Difficult as this is to be believed.

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The man, a Chiang Mai long-term expat

I feel sorry for the guy, he must be very stupid.

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“It was all captured on a CCTV camera and I have got the option to press charges,” he says, “but retribution does not thrill me. I just want to warn others.”

I wouldn't worry about retribution, but spending several days in a police station pressing charges, knowing all the time that at best the attackers will get a 500 baht fine, would deter me too.

Since the tuk tuk mafia is running that town, and other towns, the only thing to do is stay away from them at all times. Just like one would stay away from any organised crime gang. And no, it is not just a few bad apples, virtually every tuk tuk driver in the country is a scumbag!

Every tuk tuk driver in the country are certainly not scumbags.Here in Chiang Saen they are a great bunch

of guys i sit & talk to them whilst waiting for my wife at the market. Its only were organised crime prevails.

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This is the future, everywhere in Thailand.

Relates to the government saying, you can have everything.

The extortionists, CM, PTY, BKK have also noticed, no customers. Steal while we can.

Reference, Soii 6, 7, 8, Pattaya, and Bkk's empty tourist areas.

B4 Thailand was fun. Now they all think they can be rich, courtesy farang.

Goodnite and byebye to yer spending tourists.

Enjoy the Indians and Chinese.

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You omitted Sukumvit Sois 3, 3/1, 4, 5 and Soi Cowboy. I know, too many to mention, but I certainly agree with your prognosis and, in fact, have become a participant in it (or should I have said 'non-participant in the Land of Scams?).

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To rely on any outside help here is a foolish thing. To not have a military or police-government connected family here is dangerous. To put oneself into compromising conditions is reckless! To have no backup plan or phone # of trusted people is naive!

`Joe` The back-up plan is the best idea,ie whilst i was in Chiang Mai a couple of years ago, i was introduced

to a guy who, for b2000 per year you could phone him if you had any trouble , traffic , police . Unfortunately

i lost his contact details. If anyone in Chiang Mai knows someone who does this i would appreciate if they could let me have their contact details.

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hahahahahahahaha he lucky ,he is in thailand , in europa the would shoot him

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Does anyone remember a couple years ago the touch guy riding a motorcycle on the Mae Jo road and was going to beat the whatever out of a Thai man at an intersection? The foreigner brought his helmet and his toughness to a gun fight or something?

MSPain

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Anyone who uses Gnome must be daft.

One should always use KDE.

Did you just make a pun that was not only awful, but was based on your own previous post?

Speaking to yourself is the first sign of madness, you know. Getting a reply is the second.

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Sadly folks thats the way it is in Thailand my daughter went there for a holiday but was so tormented my these Tuk Tuk drivers and others she headed to Cambodia and spent all her holiday there. Now she said she hates Thailand. Its about time the tourism board woke up did something to protect tourists as the bloody police only help these scumbags to rip you off

I was in Cambo 2 days on visa runs only and used motosai maybe 4 times. I had some weird negotiations on prices Last time I took motosai for 3 minute ride up to mountain. I said before sitting 20 bath? Couse never paid less in Thai and thought he will try to make it more. Cambo guy said OK. When we arrived I gave him 100 bath and he went to take change. When he returned he gave me 90 bath change not 80! I asked its 20 bath for you right? He smiled and replied No 10 bath enough. Never happened something like this in 1 year in Thailand clap2.gif

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Don't get Tuk Tuks they are bottom feeders, 1/ There hot. 2/ There noisy 3/ There dirty. 4/ There dangerous. 5/ The drivers rip you off. Have I forgotten anything? If he went to a karoke bar I hope he can sing better then he can negotiate, must of been drunk at the time or just stupid.

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The story goes onto say “It was all captured on a CCTV camera and I have got the option to press charges,” he says, “but retribution does not thrill me. I just want to warn others.”

I say what a pussy, I would want to have them all hanged! Its not about being thrilled its about being a normal human male. The human race dint get to where it is now by being soft.

I am interested to hear what you would do TV readers?

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The story goes onto say “It was all captured on a CCTV camera and I have got the option to press charges,” he says, “but retribution does not thrill me. I just want to warn others.”

I say what a pussy, I would want to have them all hanged! Its not about being thrilled its about being a normal human male. The human race dint get to where it is now by being soft.

I am interested to hear what you would do TV readers?

Hang em high and give them some of there own even if it cost me.

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As soon as I read the ridiculous comment that all tuk-tuk drivers are scumbags I had the guy sussed. I could just imagine the type of person who would say something like that. You meet good and bad in all walks of life and tuk-tuk drivers are no exception. If I had to make an exception to the rule it would be the people who run bars that specialise in ripping customes off with blown out bar bills. I have been lucky as far as being ripped off goes, but I am very wary about drinking in bars that I do not know.

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