Flag of Thailand

Thailand forum

Scamming at border crossing between Aranyaprahet and Poipet.

  • adneilme

    Joined Travelfish
    4th April, 2007
    Location Malaysia
    Posts: 9
    Total reviews: 6

    On 25th June I arrived at Aranyaprahet and the next morning I went to border by tuk tuk costed 60Baht. My tuk tuk driver dropped my friends and I at Hang Teng Travel Agency(or may be Heng Tang). There were two men who claimed themselves as a Cambodian who work with government under tourism with an innocent looking faces. They asked us to show our passports for visa confirmation, since we are Malaysians we can cross the border without visa. We were given to two options of getting to Siem Reap, by bus or by private taxi. My group consists of 4, so we decided to take a taxi from Poipet to Siem Reap, but the thing was we charged us double from usual. Normally if you get the taxi by yourself, it may costs you about 1600 Baht but we were charged for 2500 Baht.Ouch! Once you have paid the fee, you cant have it back! Then they sticked an orange sticker at our t-shirts, so their accompanies in Poipet would be recognized you or in other words, a victim of scam!. After we crossed the border, a man in yellow shirt who works with that travel company asked us to follow him to the bus station.While waiting for the bus to bring us to the taxi station, one guy from other company came near me and asked me how much did I pay for the taxi? Then I told him the price, in a second he was shock and told me that I had been scammed. He said if you come to my company just need to pay 1600 baht only. As soon as I heard that, I was so pissed off but tried to hold my breath to the ground. Since I knew I had been scammed I thought there was no taxi provided from the company to drive us to Siem Reap, but thank god at least we just paid double for the taxi. If you want to see the picture of that two jerks, just email to adneilme@hotmail.com

    #1 Posted: 28/6/2007 - 23:27

  • Advertisement

  • ChangFai

    Click here to learn more about ChangFai
    Joined Travelfish
    10th April, 2007
    Location Thailand
    Posts: 139

    900 baht ?

    An inexpensive lesson , in my book.

    #2 Posted: 29/6/2007 - 03:24

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

    Click here to learn more about Jon_Mak_Mak
    Joined Travelfish
    21st February, 2007
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 464
    Total reviews: 5

    Yep, This stuff happens all the time. :(

    I try yo get as much infomation as poss before travelling around Thailand & the near countrys but this time I am just flying to Siem Reap coz i cant be dealing with that border crossing again! lol

    #3 Posted: 30/6/2007 - 20:25

  • ChangFai

    Click here to learn more about ChangFai
    Joined Travelfish
    10th April, 2007
    Location Thailand
    Posts: 139

    Jon , aye it happens to us all at some point in time , but we dont compound it by moaning about on boards , showing ourselves up , deluding ourselves anyone really cares .

    ;-)

    #4 Posted: 1/7/2007 - 05:44

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

    Click here to learn more about Jon_Mak_Mak
    Joined Travelfish
    21st February, 2007
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 464
    Total reviews: 5

    lol

    Agreed.

    #5 Posted: 8/7/2007 - 21:11

  • adneilme

    Joined Travelfish
    4th April, 2007
    Location Malaysia
    Posts: 9
    Total reviews: 6

    I just want to make sure that that thing would never happen again and I do not show myself up. Well it is up to you guys!

    #6 Posted: 22/7/2007 - 22:41

  • Guernseystu

    Joined Travelfish
    10th July, 2007
    Posts: 108

    Make sure it never happens again? You'd have to relocate to Poi Pet and grab every tourist as soon as they get off the bus!

    I wouldn't call it a scam really, tour companies compete and have different prices so you spent 225B per person more than you could have. Big deal - it's not going to break the bank.

    #7 Posted: 24/7/2007 - 01:04

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Border crossing at Poipet ... By jgnitt on 9 May 2011 4 2544 12 May 2011
Poipet Border Crossing ... By Saul on 26 Sep 2006 2 3045 27 Sep 2006
Border crossing -Poipet ... By Diobree on 3 Jan 2013 5 2637 7 Jan 2013
24 y/o Female to share Poipet -Siem Reap border crossing ... By fht on 14 Apr 2011 0 1582 14 Apr 2011
traveling from nong khai to aranya prathet/poipet border crossing into cambodia ... By ryanfisher on 8 Aug 2008 7 3839 9 Aug 2008
into Cambodia @ Poipet border: any updates? ... By pedro984 on 2 Dec 2010 5 2787 23 Jan 2011
Travelling between Siam Reap and Poipet Boarder crossing ... By pinhead on 21 May 2007 3 3119 22 May 2007
Completely overwhelmed with Poipet border info. Help! ... By torilou on 6 Jun 2010 6 2393 10 Jun 2010
Bangkok Int. Airport to Poipet / Aranyaprathet Border ... By airfaze on 3 May 2006 3 3642 3 May 2006
Secure vehicle parking, Aran/Poipet border ... By Spaniel on 24 Jul 2012 0 1294 24 Jul 2012