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    "Prizes" for informing on tourist teachers

    The second headline on Newsline, Channel 11, covered this last night. As of 31 March, Immigration Police will be starting a new campaign of detecting people working on tourist visas etc, and offering rewards to anyone providing information on the detention of illegal workers in Thailand. No mention of the sums involved, and I can't find anything on the news websites yet.

    Likely to be successful? If the sums are sufficient enough, I see many Thais and some farangs turning bounty-hunter.

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    Great, i could do with some extra pocket money for Songkraan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    The second headline on Newsline, Channel 11, covered this last night. As of 31 March, Immigration Police will be starting a new campaign of detecting people working on tourist visas etc, and offering rewards to anyone providing information on the detention of illegal workers in Thailand. No mention of the sums involved, and I can't find anything on the news websites yet.

    Likely to be successful? If the sums are sufficient enough, I see many Thais and some farangs turning bounty-hunter.
    Gee smeegy - pity u been banned on the other channel - i see you getting a much bigger reaction over there.

    **yawn**

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    ^ I used to provide a lot of info over there, and create popular threads, under various alias's, but who cares, its history.

    There is one teacher I am considering shopping; a "friend" from last year (actually I only knew the guy a few weeks, hence not qualified as a friend at all), who failed to return my 3 day old Samsung D600 that I accidentally left at his apartment in December. Even his girlfriend confirmed that he has it, but after denying twice to me that he has it, he stopped answering my calls. I lost 17k Baht, but may recover a few, because I know where he works, and on what status.... I'll give him a single warning (Now I want the money, not the phone, its months old already)

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    ^ Why do you hang out with losers?

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    Maybe Teakdoor admin could start a statistics section which shows how many threads Smeg discuss's teachers in.

    You could do one for me and scat and one for DD and his ego.

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    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...
    Precisely. I expect that if the bounty is sufficient, anyone with an offical looking uniform will be demanding to see foreigners passports/WPs wherever they spot them, to make some extra tea money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    ^ Why do you hang out with losers?
    Live and learn. The guy only makes 20k per month, so probably saw my phone as a few weeks easy salary. He asked to borrow it to call his gf whilst we were sat next to his pool, then didn't hand it back, and I was dumb (and drunk) enough not to notice until I got home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...
    Precisely. I expect that if the bounty is sufficient, anyone with an offical looking uniform will be demanding to see foreigners passports/WPs wherever they spot them, to make some extra tea money.
    which is actually the current law. So the only thing that may change, if it changes at all, is a more vigilent (sp?) policy.

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    he guy only makes 20k per month, so probably saw my phone as a few weeks easy salary. He asked to borrow it to call his gf whilst we were sat next to his pool
    See Smeg.
    Where in England could you afford to be sat around your pool on 300 pounds a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...
    You'll probably find most of them are actually on business visas......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    See Smeg.
    Where in England could you afford to be sat around your pool on 300 pounds a month.
    LOL

    See what? Actually he claimed to have bought the place years ago with inheritance money, but its a bit of a dump, and I guess (and hope!) it'll be demolished soon. Dunno how farangs get around that, because a demolished condo (and no land) isn't worth a whole lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...
    You'll probably find most of them are actually on business visas......
    I'd try the cheaper places if I were a bounty hunter, and then start visits to language schools etc. Dunno if the imm police will be doing that themselves, but I expect so, especially if the imm staff get to keep the bounty too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...
    You'll probably find most of them are actually on business visas......
    95% of the people I know who come in for a 2-3 day round of discussions do so on tourist visas.

    Anything longer, I agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    why limit it to teachers? I know loads of businessmen who work here on tourist visas. Just go to any 5 star hotel lobby and ask to see the passports of anyone wearing a suit...
    You'll probably find most of them are actually on business visas......
    I'd try the cheaper places if I were a bounty hunter, and then start visits to language schools etc. Dunno if the imm police will be doing that themselves, but I expect so, especially if the imm staff get to keep the bounty too.
    The problem with that Smeg is that Imm have tried that policy for years with Bolier Room operators and have failed. Generally, as a rule of thumb, people who work in the places you mentioned are "aware" of their current status and have an exit planned. Foe example, I knew one guy who taught at a school here in Bangkok who point-blank refused to teach in a room that was not adjacent (sp?) to a fire-escape

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    ^I think they will be concentrating on people working longterm without WPs rather than visiting businessmen, but who knows.

    I haven't heard of the bounty approach before. It may work, as money talks, especially in LOS....

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    btw - I love how everyone is given a month's notice to prepare themselves for the oncoming crackdown.

    You never know Smeg, your "mate" may well think it's cheaper to do you in / turn you over before the policy kicks-in, esp. if you give him notice of your intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    ^I think they will be concentrating on people working longterm without WPs rather than just visiting businessmen, but who knows.

    I haven't heard of the bounty approach before. It may work, as money talks, especially in LOS....
    I'm 100% sure you are right. But it might be a lot easier to set up a stall on Silom and say "no farang can pass without a look-see at the passport (which, by law, you should be carrying with you at all times." As the visa will indictate if they have a WP, no needto ask for the WP.

    Certainly what I would do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    ^I think they will be concentrating on people working longterm without WPs rather than visiting businessmen, but who knows.

    I haven't heard of the bounty approach before. It may work, as money talks, especially in LOS....
    The bounty approach works on tickets that traffic cops give out. They get a % of the fines above their monthly quoter. It's why the SoBs have stopped accepting contributions to the policemen's widows fund

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    I cant find anything in my passport to indicate that I have a work permit. I did have a piece of paper stapled in it about the ninety day reporting thingo, but I think they or our lawyer have taken it out.

    I just have a non imm B in the passport with date stamps every three months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    I cant find anything in my passport to indicate that I have a work permit. I did have a piece of paper stapled in it about the ninety day reporting thingo, but I think they or our lawyer have taken it out.

    I just have a non imm B in the passport with date stamps every three months.
    Which effectively means you have a WP (or are semi legal to work here)

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    The bounty approach works on tickets that traffic cops give out. They get a % of the fines above their monthly quoter. It's why the SoBs have stopped accepting contributions to the policemen's widows fund
    Obviously no-one has told that to the cops in Chiang Mai.
    Done yet again by sneeky cops who'd change their normal spot, 400 at the station or 200 on the spot, I only had 100, which he accepted gratefully, long may it continue.

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    I usually carry a copy of my work permit just in case, not been asked for it yet.

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    Well, yes, I do have a copy of it, but dont carry it with me.

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