Thread: Thailand Jetski Scam !
01-26-2011, 01:52 AM #1
Thailand Jetski Scam !
Tourists in Thailand that hire jetski's are being told to pay thousands of dollars in "damages" after returning hire ski's.
Then being threatened with knives and guns if they dont pay. Tourist's are being warned not to hire Jetski's in Thailand as organised crime is involved and gangs of standover men take the money or beat up the Tourist's.
The Australian Government is issuing warnings to vistors to Thailand about the scam, according to reports people are being blamed for scratches on the bottom of hulls and extorted thousands of dollars for repairs.
01-26-2011, 03:22 PM #2
I herd also That in Thailand You have to have some kind of species master boating card. If you are caught by the police it a big fine.
01-28-2011, 08:12 AM #3
I was planning on renting a waverunner in thailand but never made the trip. Figure it would be slow 2 strokes anyways and not enough to fulfill my jet ski addiction.
01-28-2011, 08:20 AM #4
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apparently its a very old long running scam and there are variations of it around the world such as mopeds in vietnam and kayaks next door to vietnam.
01-28-2011, 08:57 PM #5
But when your there I alway get the urge. It was funny as hell in the grand Bahama's 15 years ago. they had a old flat bottom Yamaha waver runner . I rip the shit out of that thing. When I was done riding they had a line waiting to get on it . They should of pay me for advertising.
Last edited by 20 feet Boy; 03-13-2011 at 12:15 AM.
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