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Durian latest: Seven Vietnamese arrested for diddling the Thai public using dodgy scales


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Following complaints from the public, trading standards police and Department of Internal Trade officers went to a road in Taling Chan, Bangkok where Vietnamese traders were selling durian by the kilo for 150 baht.

 

That's a reasonable price but what was amiss was that they were using wrongly calibrated spring scales to rip-off the public.

 

A four kilogram weight registered 4.6 kilos and a 13.2 kilo weight came out at 15 kilos.

 

Seven Vietnamese were arrested - their ages were 34-51. 

 

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They face up to seven years in jail and/or fines of 280,000 baht.

 

They were making 5,000 baht a day each at their stalls, reported Thai Rath.

 

The suspects admitted their crime and were taken for prosecution to the Bang Sao Thong police station.

 

Consumers can call 1135 to report such crime or use 1569, another hotline. 

 

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I wouldn't think many members of the public would buy 4kg of durian, let alone 15kg.

 

But then the way its worded, it looks like they were selling 4kg of fruit using a 4.6kg weight which is a rather odd 'scam' - one designed to ruin the perpetrator...

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20 minutes ago, mrfill said:

But then the way its worded, it looks like they were selling 4kg of fruit using a 4.6kg weight which is a rather odd 'scam' - one designed to ruin the perpetrator...

Does this really need explaining ?? 

The scale was rigged.. when a legit 4kg weight was placed on the scale it reads 4.6kg.. Approx 15% under.. The difference 'scales' through whatever range of weight was applied to it. 

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27 minutes ago, mrfill said:

it looks like they were selling 4kg of fruit using a 4.6kg weight which is a rather odd 'scam' - one designed to ruin the perpetrator...

They were selling 4kg of produce at the price of 4.6kg. 

 

 

Have you ever wondered if you've been scammed by any chance? 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

They face up to seven years in jail and/or fines of 280,000 baht.

Or a bus ride home?

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33 minutes ago, JeffersLos said:

They were selling 4kg of produce at the price of 4.6kg. 

 

 

Have you ever wondered if you've been scammed by any chance? 

Every morning when I wake up.

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"They face up to seven years in jail and/or fines of 280,000 baht."

 

Isn't that a bit on the heavy side??

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Seven Vietnamese arrested for diddling the Thai public 

 

Well I never, Thais being scammed - getting a taste of their own medicine???? Ho, Ho, Ho

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, mrfill said:

I wouldn't think many members of the public would buy 4kg of durian

They weigh the Durian whole, then cut it up and separate. 

 

It adds up quite quickly, 4kg Durian is average size. 

 

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Nothing new here ,I would like to know how many of the Millions of scales are calibrated ones or twice a year or maybe Never.  

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1 hour ago, JeffersLos said:

chi minh, chi minh, chi minh

Many thanks, exactly as intended, or even Uncle Ho (as he was known).

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7 hours ago, mikeymike100 said:

"They face up to seven years in jail and/or fines of 280,000 baht."

 

Isn't that a bit on the heavy side??

Dont mess with thais and their durian!!!!!

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Reminds me of an old buddy that worked drive thru at Burger King as a teen

 

He would charge people and extra 5 cents per order and then go buy beer with his fake ID

 

married with kids now and bunch of yappy dogs...karma perhaps?

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1 hour ago, EdrigoSalvadore said:

I've brought my own scale to the markets a few times and it's showed same on both scales each time.

 

 

Wow, that's extreme. 

 

On occasions I'll weigh when I get back home, I find most times their scales weigh the same. 

 

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That decision will weigh heavily on them 🤪 

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On 5/23/2022 at 12:40 PM, The Hammer2021 said:

What a quaint, old fashioned scam!

Like the old 'get your thumb off the scales' days!

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