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Aussies ‘Ripped Off’ in Phuket Jet-Ski Scam

A FAMILY group of Australians holidaying on Phuket was forced to pay 56,500 baht today for ”damage” to four jet-skis that they say they did not cause.

The group from Melbourne argued for two hours before giving in and paying the money, having been told by the jet-ski operators that the Patong Tourist Police ”do not work at weekends.”

Phuketwan arrived by chance under the jet-ski operator’s umbrellas in the middle of Patong beach soon after the money had been handed over, a few minutes too late to prevent what appeared to be an obvious rip-off.

Some of the younger women family members in the group were clearly distressed by the altercation, and went back to their resort in tears.

Phuketwan

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