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  • Thailand News

    Scam raid exposes deputy mayor’s family fraudulent call centre

    A coordinated crackdown on a call centre scam network in Nakhon Si Thammarat has led to a shocking revelation involving a deputy mayor’s family. The operation spanned seven locations, leading to the discovery of the deputy mayor’s involvement and her daughter’s role as a nominee. Early morning raids tore through the district of Nakhon Si Thammarat, targeting the sprawling network…

  • Thailand News

    Fraudulent calls and messages surge by 18% in Thailand in 2023

    Whoscall, the caller identification application, reported that fraudulent calls and messages plagued Thailand’s communication channels in 2023, with Thai citizens receiving an alarming 79 million dishonest messages and calls. This figure presents a notable 18% rise from the 66.7 million deceptive calls and messages recorded in 2022. The 2023 statistics were broken down into 20.8 million dubious calls and 58.3…

  • Thailand News

    Chulalongkorn Uni pressured to reveal fraudulent thesis results

    Chulalongkorn University is currently under pressure from an alumni group, Network of Universities Reform, to reveal the findings of an investigation into an alleged fraudulent doctoral research paper. The contentious thesis, penned by Nattapon Jaijin, has been under scrutiny for three years, a fact that has sparked frustration within the group. The group’s leader, Wirangrong Dabbaransi, has taken to Facebook…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police call for vigilance against foreign fraudulent beggars

    Phuket’s Provincial Police are calling for vigilance against foreign beggars, following the arrest of a Chinese man who was allegedly soliciting donations under false pretences. The man, identified only as Yang by law enforcement, claimed that the funds collected would go towards aiding a disabled child. News of the arrest broke on January 15, after law enforcement officers apprehended Yang.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman arrested for fraudulent Facebook charity scam in Rayong

    A 23 year old woman from Khon Kaen, Juthamas Poolmee, was apprehended by the Anti-Trafficking Police squad for fraudulently using Facebook to deceive charitable individuals into donating money. The arrest, which occurred today at a dormitory in Chiang Nern, Mueang District, Rayong, followed a warrant issued by the Trat Provincial Court on November 20. Juthamas was charged with deceiving the…

  • Thailand News

    Man arrested for theft and fraudulent card use in Bang Phli, central Thailand

    A 29 year old man was apprehended by authorities for multiple charges including theft and fraudulent use of another person’s electronic card in the Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan province. The arresting team consisted of officers from the Metropolitan Police Bureau 2, who acted on an arrest warrant issued on November 17. The suspect was found driving a luxury Mercedes-Benz…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police busts 500 million baht fraudulent loan scheme in a massive operation

    A massive operation by Thai police led to the arrest of 13 individuals linked to nine fraudulent loan applications, with a total of 500 million baht found circulating in seized passbooks. The Central Investigation Bureau’s (CIB) top officer, Police Lieutenant General Jirabhop Bhuridej, disclosed the details during a press briefing yesterday. The operation spanned across ten provinces, including Bangkok, Nonthaburi,…

  • Crime News

    Unmasking Wadee: Twitter user reveals twisted tricks of fraudulent fortune teller

    In a shocking series of revelations, a Twitter user @summeru756762 exposed a fraudulent fortune teller known as Wadee, who manipulates individuals into obedience, forcing them to transfer money and physically abusing them. The victim, acquainted with the trickster for four years, detailed a chilling account of manipulation, coercion, and abuse that has sparked widespread outrage and led to other victims…

  • Crime News

    Fraudulent scheme: Thai model Emmy Maxim and secretary sentenced

    A prominent 37 year old model and her personal secretary have been ordered by the court to serve two-month and 40-day detention respectively for their involvement in a fraudulent share scheme. Their victims included ten individuals who collectively filed a lawsuit after suffering significant financial losses. The initial court ruling dismissed the charges, which prompted the plaintiffs to appeal. The appellate…

  • Thailand News

    1.7 million baht fraudulent scheme uncovers chilling family tragedy: Thai police hunt suspects

    Thai authorities are in pursuit of five individuals implicated in a fraudulent scheme that is connected to a tragic family incident in Samut Prakan. The gruesome event saw a debt-ridden man take the lives of his two children and wife before attempting suicide. The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) uncovered transactional evidence connecting the 44 year old victim, Wipaporn Racha,…

  • Crime News

    Thai woman detained over fraudulent number plates and illegal cigarettes haul

    The Highway Police detained a Thai woman over fraudulent number plates attached to her vehicle. This follows a report from a man who received a speeding ticket, despite never having driven in the area where the offence was allegedly committed. After an investigation by the police, the suspect was tracked down. The search also revealed an additional case with numerous…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Fraudulent Japanese restaurant owner denied bail

    UPDATE: Fraudulent Japanese restaurant owner denied bail The court denied the owner of Daruma Sushi’s request for bail this afternoon after he was arrested by police at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday. Police say “Metha” has caused millions of baht in damages and has countless allegations against him. The 39 year old owner of Daruma Sushi – Metha Chalingsook – got into…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Police arrest fraudulent Japanese restaurant owner at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    UPDATE: Police arrest fraudulent Japanese restaurant owner at Suvarnabhumi Airport Today, Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau arrested the fraudulent owner of Daruma Sushi, a famous Japanese restaurant chain, at Suvarnabhumi Airport. “Metha” returned to Thailand today having fled to Dubai in the UAE on June 16, after he received over 500 complaints from unhappy customers and staff. Police said Metha caused…

  • Thailand News

    PM orders investigation after Facebook removes fraudulent accounts with alleged military ties

    The Thai PM says he’s ordered an investigation into allegations that the military has been using fraudulent social media accounts to aggravate the ongoing unrest in southern Thailand. Facebook has announced the removal of 185 accounts and groups that it has accused of “information-influencing”, targeting audiences in the south of the country, where Muslim insurgents continue to fight for independence.…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai official accuses YouTuber and ‘life coach’ of fraudulent fundraising

    An official in the northern province of Chiang Mai is accusing prominent Thai life-coach Sean Buranahirun of fraudulent fundraising and misleading the public. Bunyarith Nipvanich, assistant chief of the Mae Rim district, has filed a police report, accusing Sean of not distributing funds he raised in March to help officials fight forest fires in the renowned Doi Suthep area. Sean…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police catch fraudulent Facebook “catfish’

    PHUKET: Police charged a woman with the Computer Crimes Act following her creation of a false Facebook account to defraud buyers. Piyanut Singkaluk, 23, confessed that she started collecting pictures of people from the internet in August in order to create a fake Facebook account, a practice that has widely become known as ‘catfishing’. Once the account was established, she…

  • Property

    Fraudulent designing in disguise

    PHUKET: When purchasing new furniture, it is always wise to keep an eye open for poorly made or refurbished goods in disguise. Some seemingly brand new, imported furniture is in fact a renovated secondhand piece with a big price tag, says Niwat Aunprueng, interior designer and executive partner of PIA Interior Company. This means that overseas dealers and local importers…

  • Thailand News

    Southeast Asia leads in anti-corruption initiatives with public support

    Southeast Asia has emerged as a leading example of public initiatives tackling corruption, as highlighted by legal experts and academics at the Anti-Corruption Innovations in Southeast Asia conference recently held in Bangkok. The conference, which took place on June 7, aimed to share perspectives on innovative strategies to promote integrity and good governance across the region. Experts underscored the importance…

  • Thailand News

    Bank of Thailand intensifies crackdown on mule accounts

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) intensified efforts to crack down on mule bank accounts used for fraudulent financial activities by placing a freeze on any suspicious accounts, in a move to disrupt criminal operations. Deputy Governor for Financial Institution Stability at the BoT, Ronnadol Numnonda revealed that last year, a decree on measures to prevent and suppress technological crime was…

  • Thailand News

    Ex-bank loan officer arrested for embezzlement and forgery

    Officers from the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) arrested a former senior bank loan officer on charges of document forgery and embezzlement, leading to a loss of over one million baht. Commander of the PACC, Police Major General Prasong Chelimphanth, directed an operation alongside NACC Region 6 Director, Suphap Siri to apprehend 43 year…

  • Thailand News

    CIB plays hardball: Victims lose over 12 million baht in toy scam

    A group of victims reported to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) today after being scammed by an online seller after ordering Labubu and Art Toys but never received the items, resulting in a collective loss of over 12 million baht. Altogether, 21 scam victims met with Police Lieutenant Chakri Silpasathaporn at the CIB’s complaint centre. They sought help after purchasing…

  • Thailand News

    Woman hides 47.9m baht lottery win from ex-husband

    A woman from California, in the United States, hit the jackpot by winning a US$1.3 million lottery (47.9 million baht). Eleven days later, she decided to file for divorce from her husband of 25 years. This incident dates back to 1996. Californian Denise Rossi kept her lottery win a secret and abruptly ended her marriage, leaving Thomas shocked and confused.…

  • Thailand News

    Fugitive passport kingpin captured in Bangkok hideout

    A fugitive passport forgery mastermind who had been on the run from Chinese authorities has been apprehended in Bangkok’s upscale Sathorn district. Police revealed the arrest of the suspect, known only as Chun, in a late-night raid at a condominium on Suan Phlu Road. Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, Police Major General Phanthana Nutchanart, disclosed the details yesterday, confirming…

  • Thailand News

    Thai authorities arrest three for forging visa documents

    The Thai authorities arrested three agency operators for forging documents to submit visa applications to various embassies, seizing numerous counterfeit items. The suspects confessed to their crimes and are now facing legal proceedings. At 11am yesterday, at the Immigration Office in Mueang Thong Thani, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Panthana Nuchnarot, along with Deputy Commander-in-Chief Ratchachot Chotikoon and other relevant officers, announced the…

  • Thailand News

    Mobile banking to operate normally during verification

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) clarified today that mobile banking services will continue to operate as usual on May 27. The NBTC, in collaboration with the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) and commercial banks, aims to ensure that mobile numbers linked to bank accounts are properly verified to tackle issues related to fraudulent SIM cards and mule accounts. The NBTC…

  • Business News

    Tax refund delays: Stricter checks put paperwork in slow lane

    Stricter document verification has led to delays in personal income tax refunds this year, the Revenue Department reported. An increase in the submission of fraudulent documents, particularly fake income certificates (50 Tawi), prompted the department to scrutinise tax refund documents more meticulously. Vinit Visessuvanapoom, Deputy Director-General and principal advisor on tax base management stated that the department’s heightened caution stems from…

  • Thailand News

    Fake wedding organiser scammer arrested, losses hit 165,400 baht

    Cyber police in Hua Hin arrested a woman at an apartment today for allegedly organising fake weddings. Wanted on three different arrest warrants for her fraudulent activities, and her scams caused damages of over 150,000 baht in total. Authorities led by The Commander of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau, Vorawat Watnakornbancha ordered the Chief of the Cyber Crime Investigation Division…

  • Thailand News

    Backlash over Stark scandal suspect’s hospital transfer

    The Department of Corrections (DoC) faced heavy criticism yesterday for transferring a key suspect in the Stark Corporation scandal to the Police General Hospital (PGH), as victims of the financial misconduct accuse officials of granting him special treatment. Dozens of investors affected by the Stark Corporation fraud case petitioned Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong, seeking transparency after discovering that Vonnarat Tangkaravakoon,…