Although there is no gore in this video, it provides very straightforward insight on the true face of Thailand which needs to be passed around. Many people have a twisted perception of Thailand because it’s promoted as a tropical paradise with golden beaches and friendly people. Neither is true but the fallacy persists, mostly owing to the hypocrisy of leftist sheep who intentionally leave bad things that happened to them in Thailand out, because it doesn’t go with their sheep agenda of “embracing different cultures”. Even if that culture exists solely to exploit the shit out of them.
As a reader of Best Gore, you already know that Thailand is the most xenophobic country in the world. There is plain and simple no other place on the face of the planet where there would be such deeply enrooted and so openly encouraged and celebrated hatred for foreigners. Thais compete with one another in how many foreigners they get to beat up or murder and the more scalps on their belts, the higher a status they enjoy.
That makes Thailand the most dangerous country for foreigners to visit. Statistically, more foreigners get murdered in Thailand alone, than in the rest of the world combined. And that’s solely by taking actual proven murders into an account. As a reader of Best Gore, you surely also know that many obvious murders of foreigners are ruled suicides or deaths from natural causes in Thailand.
The thing about Thais is – they hate foreigners with all their hearts as they are taught to by their parents, teachers and government. They really genuinely hate us all, but they love our money. They love our money so much they’ll stop at nothing to get it off us no matter what. They can’t just settle with millions of dollars actual tourism generates, they want more and that creates a spirit of competition among various groups of scammers.
Every foreigner who sets foot in Thailand will be targeted by scammers and sooner or later, someone will succeed. They all know that unless it’s them who wipes you clean, soon there will be nothing to get off you cause somebody else had wiped you clean and you’re left with nothing but tears in your eyes. That is of course provided you have not been murdered yet. Jet ski scam documented in the video below is one of the many common ways to rip you, the foreigner off. Here’s how it works:
The Jet Ski Scam
You rent a jet ski, ride the waves for a few minutes but when you return it, the scammers who know every single scratch, nick and blemishes on their machines will point them out and blame you for it, demanding that you pay for damages caused. Needless to say, you have not scratched the jet ski one bit and they know it well, but that’s not the point. They use the same scratches over and over on every single foreigner who rents from them.
It is normal for you to became defensive because you know you have not bumped into another jet ski or into a rock and grains of salt in the sea water simply can’t add visible scratches to a treated surface. So you insist that it wasn’t you but your friends the scammers already anticipate this type of response and gang up on you with aggressive talk and behavior. You will be outnumbered and they will spare no sign to let you know that you are on the losing end and have a choice of either paying voluntarily, or getting beat up until you pay.
While you’re being intimidated, one of the scammers would call a cop who’s part of the scam. Cops in Thailand are corrupt and only care about their own pockets. You’d be a fool trying to get justice. They are Thais, so they’re xenophobic and hate you from the bottom of their hearts, but they are also part of the scheme which has been ripping foreigners off for years so you’re not gonna get any actual help.
But in order to entice even the most adamant foreigners into paying, they will pretend to do their job and will negotiate a “better price” for the damage you have not caused. The price will depend on how rich you look. They will always go for the maximum amount they can milk you for, but if you’re obviously from a third world country and clearly don’t have thousands of dollars, they’ll settle on less.
Motorcycle scam is another very common way to rip tourists off. It goes something like this:
You rent a motorcycle. As soon as you have left the rental office, someone with a second key for your motorcycle will follow you. Because nobody takes off and rides for 100km without a break, chances are you will make a pit stop and will either go home to grab a few things or stop at a restaurant to eat, or at a grocery store to buy a few things. Either way – the tailgater will follow you until you have moved far enough to have the motorcycle off your sight, then start it up with their key and leave.
You return, and can’t see your motorcycle so at first you will think you couldn’t remember where you parked it but as you desperately check everywhere and it’s nowhere to be found, you slowly start to realize that it was “stolen”. In horror, you go to report the theft to the police who are already anticipating you having been made aware of a successful pull and may file a report which will be discarded as soon as you’re out of their office.
Needless to say – the motorcycle will never be found and you will be forced to pay for it. You will be intimidated and threatened with a beat down or prison if need be and it won’t stop until you have shelled out. Thai motorcycle scammers can get ten times the value of each motorcycle per month.
Vacation Club Scams
This scam starts with a scratch card. Attractive looking young people are hired to approach foreigners with a scratch card for a “chance to win” a free hotel stay. Each scratch card is a winner. That will get you excited, you only have to go to the office to collect your prize in exchange for a short presentation.
During the presentation you will be offered membership deal similar to those of RCI, Interval International or Dial an Exchange, with the only difference being that none of what legitimate vacation clubs offer will be a part of it. But you will be told it is and some more to make it look like an incredibly good value for money. You won’t find out until you have “become a member” that it’s a bogus and nothing that should be part of the deal is in it.
They do these presentation by the dozens every single day and know damn well what works and what doesn’t. They’ve ripped tens of thousands of foreigners off tens of thousands of dollars this way and continue unhindered because they operate from out of Thailand so when you realize that you’re not getting what you’re promised, the money is already spent and there ain’t no getting it back. You can complain to whomever you want – they’re all in on it so you will be just digging yourself deeper into a hole.
I’m naught but scratching the surface with these – there are hundreds of other scams being successfully pulled on foreigners every day in Thailand and they’re getting more innovative with each passing day. Corruption is rampant and no matter whom you’d turn to for help, if they are Thais, they will always side with their own.
However, if you choose to listen to the leftist sheep, the picture you get of Thailand would be significantly different. And because of them, people get fooled into visiting the country and end up paying for it – often with their own lives.
Props to Best Gore member crabschintz for the jet ski scam video: