Jet ski ‘dispute centers’ aim to end scams

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In an attempt to bring rampant jet-ski extortion scams under control, Pattaya has opened its first “dispute centers” to encourage vendors to register their watercraft and obtain insurance.

Officials said the three dispute centers will insure tourists in accordance to the law and prevent them from being held hostage financially over fabricated damage to jet skis they rent.

Pattaya has opened 3 “dispute centers” to encourage vendors to register their watercraft and obtain insurance.

The goal is to have all problems handled at the center, instead of taking matters to police, which have had a checkered record in resolving the scams.

The three dispute centers are located on Soi 9, near the Pattaya Police Station, Jomtien Soi 5 near the Surf Kitchen restaurant, and at the Koh Larn district office. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.