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Chiang Mai karaoke rip-off strikes again - Thai pays 13,800 baht for nothing

 

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Caption: Man posts warning - More than 10,000 baht bill

(Thaivisa notes that bill says "food and drink)

 

CM108.com reported that a Thai man went on Facebook to recount how he was ripped off for food and drink he did not even consume at a Chiang Mai karaoke lounge. 

 

Police were initially useless when he complained. 

 

Only when he filed a report did he manage to get half his money back. 

 

The scam is well know to residents of the northern Thai city and this is merely the latest of a string of cases, notes Thaivisa. 

 

The unnamed man said that he had been on a tour of bars and hired a tuk-tuk to take him back to his hotel.

 

Instead of doing that the driver took him to a dark back entrance of a karaoke lounge in Chang Khlan district.

 

The man said he went in and before he knew it he had been given a bottle of Sang Som Thai rum, three or four bottles of soda and a bucket of ice. 

 

He said he never ordered it. 

 

When he tried to leave he was surrounded by staff who demanded payment before they would let him go. 

 

Fearing for his personal safety he paid 13,800 baht and never touched the drinks. 

 

The bill said for "food and drink" but the poster did not suggest that he ate anything either. 

 

Outside the poster stopped a police patrol who asked him if he had already paid and who allegedly refused to help him in any way. 

 

He basically said this was a tourist town and it was his own fault, according to an expletive laden part of the poster's claim that he hoped would serve as a warning to others.

 

Finally he went to the police station and they called the owner of the karaoke who agreed to return 6,900 baht or half the bill.

 

The poster then flew out of town. 

 

Source: CM108

 

 

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Thais scamming fellow thais.....who would have thought it :sad:

 

p.s. don,t even think about naming and shaming the bar or you will end up in more trouble.....absolute blaady ridiculous at times here......:whistling:

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geez, why go in the place in the first place? That's a little bit of kidnapping and extortion if true. I'm sure the guy was in it. Probably was promised some nice ladies to accompany him

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Nice to see that the local establishments there are non-discriminatory in their scamming...

 

Usually it's the tourists who get nicked, or at least, those are the cases we end up hearing about.

 

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18 minutes ago, webfact said:

Outside the poster stopped a police patrol who asked him if he had already paid and who allegedly refused to help him in any way. 

great police patrol they have, always ready to help 24/7

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8 minutes ago, CanuckThai said:

You know times are getting tougher when the locals go native.... on the locals

difficult times call for difficult (harsh) decisions

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......this is a tourist town so it's your fault for being threatened and ripped off.(Thai police)

Terrific advertisement for Thai tourism.

Visit Thai tourist towns at your own peril.

Don't complain if things turn bad.

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46 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Nice to see that the local establishments there are non-discriminatory in their scamming...

 

Usually it's the tourists who get nicked, or at least, those are the cases we end up hearing about.

 

yes I'm surprised it even made it on this site, discrimination is kind of a theme song here..

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1 hour ago, Nong Khai Man said:

They are probably in on the SCAM.....

Probably the same as Pattaya where these bars are often owned by the police.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The scam is well know to residents of the northern Thai city

Exactly, hence they know that anyone who enters the establishments in this area is a tourist who'll be easy to rip off.

There're loads of KOs where the locals go, never heard of scams at those places.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Chiang Mai karaoke rip-off strikes again - Thai pays 13,800 baht for nothing

 

Dual pricing rears its ugly head once again. Foreigners often have to pay 20,000 to 30,000 Baht for nothing.

 

 

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Nice to see that the local establishments there are non-discriminatory in their scamming...

 

Usually it's the tourists who get nicked, or at least, those are the cases we end up hearing about.

 

Probably no foreign tourists around so they tried a local tourist out of desperation.

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2 hours ago, chuang said:

Well so much so for those foreigners who shouted and screamed of a double standard in this forum...

A foreigner would have been charged 10x more.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Instead of doing that the driver took him to a dark back entrance of a karaoke lounge in Chang Khlan district.

 

4 hours ago, webfact said:

Police were initially useless when he complained. 

Speaks volumes.... a nice little set-up going on here!

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

The man said he went in and before he knew it he had been given a bottle of Sang Som Thai rum, three or four bottles of soda and a bucket of ice. 

I'd have had the right a*se if they gave me a bottle of that stuff too .. 

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Police did nothing - now that's a surprise … ahhh not since RTP own half the Karaoke scams on Chang Klan and score big on all these criminal acts - shame on them 

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2 hours ago, Justgrazing said:
10 hours ago, webfact said:

The man said he went in and before he knew it he had been given a bottle of Sang Som Thai rum, three or four bottles of soda and a bucket of ice. 

I'd have had the right a*se if they gave me a bottle of that stuff too .. 

Racist to assume that his favourite tipple was Sang Som Thai rum.  😉

 

Same for a Jamaican.  Twelve cans of Red Stripe would have appeared.  

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21 hours ago, Mavideol said:

great police patrol they have, always ready to help 24/7

Protect and Serve...........is not their motto,look out for yourself.

regards worgeordie

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