A meeting was held between military officers and over 100 Pattaya Jet Ski operators on December 22 with one very clear message being put across, the days of Jet Ski scams are over.
The meeting presided over by National Council for Peace and Order representative Teerasak Jathupong along with municipal police chief Jirawat Sukontasap told those in attendance that the years of scams damaging the city’s reputation are over.
While it was noted that reports of tourists being conned by operators have lessened over the past year they made it clear that the start of high season and an influx of visitors to the city should not sway operators to return to their old tricks.
Social media and internet forums were rife with reports until recent years of tourists being scammed by operators upon returning Jet Ski’s with claims that they had damaged the craft and in some cases demanding as much as 150,000 baht in compensation and often victims were met with threats of violence or police action.
However following the military coup in 2014 and the implementation that all operators must be registered and carry insurance reports of tourists falling victims to scams are now at an all time low.
In addition to the stern warning over honest business practices and to not over charge for their services operators in attendance were also informed of new safety regulations and that all passengers now must wear life jackets while out on the water.
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Source : Pattayamail
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