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Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

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Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

Hey travelers,

We Just want to warn you, that the travel agency “T.A.T. Mahannop travel” in Bangkok is a big scam. We unfortunately booked our whole trip with them. On our way to Chiang Mai in the night bus all our money got stolen while we were asleep. The tours they booked for us were completely bad and too expensive. We booked a two day elephant sanctuary tour, and ended up in a sanctuary where they don’t even offer 2 days-tours. Furthermore, we booked two fun dives in Koh Tao. The lady told us that we can pick a diver company by ourselves and that then she would manage the rest for us. Well, we called her like 6 times, wrote 4 emails. She says always that she is booking the dive, but she is not. She is rude, she is not competent and she definitely has no licensed travel agency. We ended up paying for two dives, we never were able to experience. Please be careful, such an agency can mess up your entire trip in Thailand. Hope you guys won’t do the same mistake as we did.

Here their address ( in case someone wants to poo in front of their door ;-) :

52-52/1 Trok Banpanthom, Wattritosathep, Phranakhon, Bangkok 10200

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Florida - Alaska...
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for Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
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1. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

Going into any agency that has TAT in their name is a bad start.

Leicester, United...
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2. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

You joined today to tell us about this. If it is true it is bad news.

Possibly you should have joined earlier and done more research assisted by this forum.

Prachuap Khiri...
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3. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

Bummer, lesson learned, hopefully....as stated, minimal research, and you'd seen this:

ALL negative reviews: https://s22.postimg.cc/yllvouunl/fgs.jpg

Edited: 07 August 2018, 15:31
Phoenix, Arizona
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4. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

That is what happens sometimes ,when you don't do research.

And others like you, who don't do research, will likely not see your post.

Edited: 07 August 2018, 21:45
Pawtucket, RI
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18,692 posts
5. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

"On our way to Chiang Mai in the night bus all our money got stolen while we were asleep."

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This is a problem that comes up from time to time; especially from buses booked from Khao San Road travel agencies. Many warnings about NOT leaving money and valuables in bags stored below or out of sight!

* How could someone steal all of your money from your pocket? You must have been a sound sleeper!

Google search:

tourist-scams.com/tourist-scam-destinations/…

P.P.P.P.P.P.

Bangkok, Thailand
3 posts
6. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

Misinformation. There are millions of tourists coming to Thailand but the problem is only to you happened? how comes? You will enjoy whatever you spend. Don't expect luxury travel while paying for backpacker style.

Regards,

Bangkok, Thailand
3 posts
7. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

you money got stolen...? which world you are living in? there are scams in every country.. you need to be careful and vigilant with your stuff while on the move.. no one asked you to come and book with the specific agency.. you have eyes, you have internet, you have phone, you have senses.. travel and book your trip with all the senses.. don't blame others.. you are faulty yourself..

Bangkok, Thailand
3 posts
8. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

looking an american in the morning is a bad start of day

Perth, Australia
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9. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

Please explain Mahannop what “looking an American in the morning is a bad start of day” has got to do with what the OP posted.

10. Re: Scam alarm Bangkok “T.A.T. Mahannop travel”

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