The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket taxi driver comes unstuck as tourist passes fake B500 banknote

PHUKET: A Phuket taxi driver has posted a warning for people to beware fake banknotes after a tourist got away with handing him a B50 banknote washed with a purple tint and with extra zeros literally glued on it to present it as a B500 note.

tourism, transport, crime,

Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11:03AM

The driver, who did not want to be named, posted photos of the notes on Facebook yesterday (Sept 19) under the name “คนข้างเคียง เดือนสิบสอง(“Person close to you – month 12”).

“Staff at my office showed me this, this morning,” he wrote. “The money was from a taxi driver who was handed this from a tourist on Monday night (Sept 18).

“We are not sure if it was the tourist created this banknote alone or if someone else handed it to (him/her) without realizing it,” the driver added.

“I posted this to warn other taxi drivers to be aware of fake banknotes from their passengers in the nighttime. Please be careful to check banknotes.” he wrote.

Meanwhile, new banknotes commemorating the life and achievements of King Bhumibol Adulyaej are available from banks across the country today (Sept 20).

The new banknotes show King Bhumibol during various stages of his life, and as such feature images of King Bhumibol’s face when he was young, compared with the standard notes currently in circulation which feature images of King Bhumibol’s face only in his later years.

As announced by the Bank of Thailand in announcing the new banknotes in July, the colours, sizes and the portraits on the front side of commemorative banknotes are identical to the 16th series banknotes.

The main element on the reverse side of each denomination depicts the acquainted portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej along with the images reflecting the stories over his lifetime as follows:

• B20: The early life of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

• B50: King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal ceremonies and duties during the early time of his accession to the throne.

• B100: King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s kindness through royal duties in rural areas.

• B500: King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s wisdom and talents reflected through royal projects.

• B1,000: The late reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the beloved King of Thai people.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
   => Forget password?

Kurt | 21 September 2017 - 09:59:09

Converting a 50 thb banknote into a fake 500 thb banknote is a funny joke.
Both banknotes are so different from each other, that a receiver must be very sleepy or drunk not to notice it.
I understand why the receiver not want to be named.  :-)

The Phuket News

Rorri_2 | 21 September 2017 - 06:43:25

I'm not saying the taxi driver is a liar, but, fake note, could be fake news, or as the story says, maybe not created by the foreigner,  think about it, how many foreigners would create such a poor fake B500, a one off, having to cut up banknotes just to get the "0s". And what taxi driver wouldn't notice such a poor fake.

Oh, someone queried why so many questions, they themsel...

The Phuket News

ematt | 20 September 2017 - 19:24:13

Why so many times farang people don't want to let Thai people be themselves?
What is wrong with respecting their privacy in such matters?
What are they criticising for?

And, while we're at it, why so many questions?

The Phuket News

Discover Thainess | 20 September 2017 - 18:35:19

I guess this tourist paid the appropriate fare this time, as opposed to the usual 400bt to go a few metres down the road :-) seems like "fare" karma for the taxi driver.  No sympathy.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 20 September 2017 - 12:37:38

Why so many times thai people not want to be named?
What is wrong to be named as a official or a citizen in such matters?
What are they hiding for?

Anyway, a tourist doesn't come to Thailand with 'machinery' to make fake thai money.
What for, just for 500 thb only?

This seems ( I say 'seems')a tourist who pay somewhere something with a 1000 thb banknote and got this fa...

The Phuket News

CaptainJack69 | 20 September 2017 - 12:16:18

Not surprising he doesn't want to be named.

The Phuket News
Matches 6 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Digital centres to screen social media to be set up, Isoc confirms in Phuket

So next time a going to Immigration in Phuket, a hope a can see info and the phone nr on the wall in Immigration to the National Council for Peace and...(Read More)

Phuket revs up for Phuket Bike Week 2018 ‘World Ride Together’

Bike Week is in Patong April 11--14. Songkran will also be on the the 13-14. As to the safety of the event, what's going to happen when bikers...(Read More)

Digital centres to screen social media to be set up, Isoc confirms in Phuket

Welcome on Phuket, ISOC. Not screen, but support the social media Social media is your friend, not your enemy With info social media you can: Hand...(Read More)

Zuckerberg: Facebook must ‘step up’ after data scandal

Do thai people know that the present thai Government can read everything on their phones on: Facebook, YouTube, Line, WhatsApp and Twitter? That ther...(Read More)

Avoid sex assault: Don’t dress sexy, says government

Unbelievably crass and ill educated advice. ...(Read More)

Zuckerberg: Facebook must ‘step up’ after data scandal

Cmon, EVERYBODY knows FaceBook is NSA, CIA, Mossad and German Verfassungsschutz... so who is he kidding? There was never a cheaper service getting d...(Read More)

Police refute taxi driver’s claim that broken shock caused Phuket crash

Of course the taxi driver is lying. He's just another reckless fool putting a few hundred baht ahead of the lives of tourists. Is anybody ever g...(Read More)

Swedish tourist among injured in Phang Nga minivan crash

Will you ever see a policeman doing anything unless it's "benefiting" them!...(Read More)

Gov leads ‘Big Clean’ at Phuket dog shelter, says facility need crematorium

Did we all read the today Bangkok Post report rabies vaccine scandal? After reading, are we still sure Phuket is rabies free? With or without this r...(Read More)

Police refute taxi driver’s claim that broken shock caused Phuket crash

That's a new one, but yet again "not my fault" cannot take responsibility for anything!...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.