lifebroker, if you choose a good family-friendly part of Phuket you and your daughter will be perfectly safe. You are however right to be concerned about the jet ski scam. No point photographing the jet ski before you take it out, the scammers are using water-soluble paint which washes off to reveal a dent you have to pay for. Just don't hire jet skis in Phuket.
Plenty of other scams too, but they're easy to spot.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Phil from the safety hub. about 6 years ago