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Excise police visited GF and want repayment of 'first time car buyer' payout

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Long story, and not sure I have all the details, or have them right.

The GF in question is divorced, in her 50's, and I've spent 2 weeks with her 4 times in the last few years.

(I'm still working in the US)

 

My GF had a previous farang BF, and they bought a new car under her name.  He made the payments.  (until he died)

After he died she could not keep up the payments, and 'gave it back'.   

I did not know about the 'first time buyer' rebate until today.  I'm not sure of how long she had the car, or how many payments were made.

She spent the rebate money to survive.   (she told me today)

 

Last night she told me the excise police visited her home,  and she actually showed me some video of her standing next to a cop in the  appropriate uniform.  (who filmed, and why, and why she has a copy, I don't know)

They showed her some sort of repayment plan which has a big payment of 17000 B, followed by 2000 B a month, for 5 years.   With interest, the 100,000 B has grown into 170,000 b.

 

She has to show up to court in a day or so.

 

Is this normal?   I know a lot of thais defaulted on the cars they purchased under this scheme.

 

She claims if she doesn't pay it, she goes to jail.

 

Are they actually going after people who had the cars rep'oed?       (But kept the rebate?)

 

I can't imagine most thais have the money to repay?

 

If this is legit, is there any room to negotiate on the payment, and what is the method?

 

I like the lady, but have no qualms about walking away, and am very reluctant to front any money.

 

 

I'm not excluding the possibility this is a 'sick buffalo' scenario, but she knows anything like that would mean I'm gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BS story by her, don't doubt she will have debts. She is just looking out for a big payday.

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Yeah, this smells.

If not a scam then it shows she may have other problems that will pop up in the future.

She claims to own the small house she lives in.

 

She said they sent  3 letters to the house, previously, which I guess she ignored.

 

she sent some partial shots of the repayment documents, which only shows some figures.

 

I'll see if she can send me pictures of the complete document.

 

She says she needs to pay 47916 by the end of the year, then make monthly payments of 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

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What I can find online on the program is it provided up to a 100,000 baht rebate on qualifying vehicles.

Hard to imagine a new Vios earned the max payout?

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17 minutes ago, petesc55 said:

 

What I can find online on the program is it provided up to a 100,000 baht rebate on qualifying vehicles.

Hard to imagine a new Vios earned the max payout?

I would presume a vios would have been 70 or 80 k or so.

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OP your gf does not have a copy of the video, she has the original, made for her by her Thai bf.

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59 minutes ago, stevenl said:

Sounds like she had outstanding finance.

And yes, first time buyer scheme has to be repaid if sold before the 5 years were up.

That is correct

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She has an older brother (who is ok) who has bailed out most of the other siblings over the years at one time.     

 

It may be her turn.

 

(feel sorry for him, two other deadbeat siblings never paid him back)

 

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

OP your gf does not have a copy of the video, she has the original, made for her by her Thai bf.

Sounds sus to me 

& if she couldn't afford to pay & had to spend Grant to survive I would run

So her Falang husband who died left her nothing - not knowing his Visa status I wonder if there was a bank account

So he died & there's also a Divorce in the episode

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The part about having to repay the first time car-buyer payment is true.

 

My wife bought her first car (first car in her name that is) when the scheme was running via the Yinluck government.

She applied for and received 100,000 Baht paid directly into her bank account. My wife also told me there was a stipulation that if you sold the car within four years, you had to repay the government the 100K Baht.

 

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She wasn't married to the farang who died.     

 

As far as I know, she wasn't a bargirl.   Married out of university, 3 kids, divorced 15 years later when her thai husband found a new GF, and has to scramble at various jobs since then, mostly working in nursing home or private care.

 

I've just seen the full copies of the document they brought to her house and they look legit.

 

What pisses me off is she admits she knew about this 3 years ago before we met.    Never mentioned a word about it.

 

 

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