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6 Chon Buri men fall victim to dating app scam

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

At least 6 men in the eastern province of Chon Buri have fallen prey to a romance scam and police there are now warning men over the use of dating apps. The men bought cars via financing for a woman they met through an unnamed app.

The deputy chief of the Samet police told the Pattaya News that 23 year old Kantapat Maiket met Bossarakam ‘Muay’ Saothong through a dating application. They spent time together and the woman revealed that she was unable to buy a car due to a poor credit rating, saying she’d been blacklisted by financial service companies.

She asked Kantapat to finance a car for her and pay the initial down payment, and promised to repay him for the remaining installments. After she took the car, though, he was unable to contact her, as she deleted her online accounts and deactivated her phone.

Police soon found 5 other similar reports accusing the woman of the same scam. Authorities are now pursuing potential legal action against her. But Samet police have warned men about this latest scam and not to fall for requests of financial aid from stangers.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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    Perceville Smithers

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    If the men spent time with her then it’s not a dating app scam but just a regular scam. If she met the men at BIG C would it be a supermarket scam?

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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