Tourist Police chief warns Pattaya tourist businesses against scamming tourists

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The head of Thailand’s national Tourist Police warned Pattaya business owners that law enforcement will be keeping them under closer watch amid increasing reports of scams against tourists.

At a Sept. 20 meeting at the Camelot Hotel with retailers, tour operators and other tourist-centric businesses, Maj. Gen. Adis Ngamchitsuksri said the Pattaya Tourist police is working with local businesses to remind them that cheating visitors harms the city’s image and, in the end, their business.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome urges business owners to be honest. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome urges business owners to be honest.

Local Tourist Police officers will start handing out pamphlets to tourists to warn them about scams and will step up monitoring tourist-centric businesses.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, also speaking at the meeting, urged business owners to be honest.