The Thailand Tourist Police Bureau reported on Facebook that they had received an email from a tourist called Neils Huisman who complained about a taxi rip-off.
The tourist said he and his family had got in a taxi at Don Mueang airport to go into central Bangkok and the driver had not turned on the meter and demanded 1,500 baht for the journey.
It would normally be a few hundred baht.
He refused to pay such a fee and was then taken back to the airport wasting 30 minutes.
He sent the police plenty of photo evidence such as a card with the exorbitant prices, a picture of the cabby, his license plate and tax disc.
The TPB said the hunt is now on.
Source: The TPB