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Foreign visitors can now file for compensation if they are scammed in Thailand

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9 hours ago, lordblackader said:

This could become the busiest government office in Thailand if tourists find out about it.

Considering most scams are committed by that little man who follows you around at the airport or waits outside your hotel, this ain't going no where. Another load of hot air as, complain to the police and then wait for a charge to be laid against you as a Farang tourist or expat have no rights here.

 

Which leads to the comment

 

Why the hell bother to travel so far to come here only to get treated so bad. Please guys do not say leg-over.

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1 hour ago, phantomfiddler said:

Hey, the government is trying to help people who have been scammed ! Give them a break !!

Nonsense.   Give ME a break !!  Did you even read what this is all about?   Past the title even?  Almost nothing.  'Not even a drop in the ocean.

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3 minutes ago, hawker9000 said:

Nonsense.   Give ME a break !!  Did you even read what this is all about?   Past the title even?  Almost nothing.  'Not even a drop in the ocean.

For those who made comments on defective merchandise and VAT refunds.  I bought a thermos flask and discovered the stopper was defective.  Went to the store the next day and was given a new stopper.  Bought a laptop at The Mall and was asked if I needed documentation for a VAT refund.  Upon departing no problem getting the refund.  Sometimes attitude is very important how one is treated. 

Hawker, I agree about TAT's good intentions, except they need to learn  how to implement this program to make it work.

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7 minutes ago, Hawaiian said:

For those who made comments on defective merchandise and VAT refunds.  I bought a thermos flask and discovered the stopper was defective.  Went to the store the next day and was given a new stopper.  Bought a laptop at The Mall and was asked if I needed documentation for a VAT refund.  Upon departing no problem getting the refund.  Sometimes attitude is very important how one is treated. 

Hawker, I agree about TAT's good intentions, except they need to learn  how to implement this program to make it work.

READ the article.  This is not about ANYTHING other than tour group scams.  Nothing else.  Not defective or counterfeit merchandise.  Not about false advertising.  Not about shop ripoffs.  Not about scheming tuk-tuk or taxi drivers.  Not about any of the 1001 scams a tourist might encounter except....  'Tour companies, and only applies to "registered" tour companies (who have to pay fees to BE registered...) at that!

 

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Just another 'look at us improving things' that on close examination will help few but maybe put money in some grubby pockets. The underlying concept is good, along the lines of ABTA I guess.  It is only aimed at tourist companies that are registered with them.... they should at least be licensed anyhow, but are often set up on a casual basis, offering flight and hotel bookings, wills, translation services, visa services and post boxes, haircuts etc etc. I wonder if the recent headlines of Thais being left at the airport with no booking to Japan to be found has prompted this. 

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22 hours ago, tonray said:

Is there a limit to number of wives one has been taken in by ?

 

Be great if that could be applied to the western world, Maint, CSA etc......  

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5 hours ago, hawker9000 said:

READ the article.  This is not about ANYTHING other than tour group scams.  Nothing else.  Not defective or counterfeit merchandise.  Not about false advertising.  Not about shop ripoffs.  Not about scheming tuk-tuk or taxi drivers.  Not about any of the 1001 scams a tourist might encounter except....  'Tour companies, and only applies to "registered" tour companies (who have to pay fees to BE registered...) at that!

 

My apology.  I meant to agree with phantom finders post.  I know what the article refers to.  Several posters alluded to VAT refunds and defective product disputes as examples of what to expect in Thailand when dissatisfied with a service or product.  Meaning they don't expect any better from TAT. In other words TIT!

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1 hour ago, oyster said:

 

Be great if that could be applied to the western world, Maint, CSA etc......  

...cable bill

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23 hours ago, colinneil said:

As most of the scammers are policemen, this should get very interesting.

THESE ARE EXEMPT !!!

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Thai Government sts up department for Foreigners scammed by Thai wifes and gfs.... Update, the department has collapsed due to excessive numbers of complaints 

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Yeah...I really don't need to read all this, because it smells of cow dung already!

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