While I am fairly sure that this video is nothing more than fiction it does highlight at least one problem in Pattaya. There is a problem with jet ski operators attempting to extort money from tourists due to damage to jet skis. Some damage claims may be totally fraudulent while others are over-inflated. This scam has been widely reported in the local media.
How it usually works is that a tourist will rent a jet ski. If the renter has a small accident the operator will claim that a lot more damage was done during the accident (ie any preexisting damage with be included). The other alternative is that the claim for repairs will much greater than it will actually cost to make the repairs. The renter will then be intimidated into pay a lot more than what should be paid.
The second incident of extortion is not common in Pattaya. The Thais tend to be a lot less aggressive than depicted in the video. They are far more likely to drug a victim than threaten and carry out violent acts to get money from their victim. Violence does occur but it is not a bit problem as far as robberies are concerned.
Like anywhere you need to be smart in Pattaya. Don’t flaunt your wealth by displays of expensive jewellery, camera equipment and flashing lots of cash. Stay low key, smile and don’t act aggressively. If you follow these rules you will most likely have nothing but fun in Pattaya.