Im going back 17 years ,when i first came to Pattaya.
The concern then was not getting scammed by a bar girl, let alone by a fellow farang.
My friend,who was very caring and sympathetic, listened to a sob story from a young british guy and lent him 200 quid.
On return home numerous e-mails and phone calls never received a reply and the 200 was written off.
I myself was approached by a heavilly tattooed ,farang ,as i was exchanging money on 2nd road.
He gave me a hard luck story to which i responded that it was my last day in Pattaya and had only enough cash to settle my hotel bill and taxi fare to the Airport.
I actually felt nervous as he could easilly have grabbed the cash as i was taking it from the kiosk,and ran off.