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ASQ hotel scam: Thai woman allegedly sold bogus quarantine package for 35,000 baht

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A Thai woman in Chon Buri was arrested for allegedly posting a fake advertisement for a Alternative State Quarantine Hotel and selling the bogus package deal for 35,000 baht to a foreigner who was planning to travel to Thailand.

An African woman, who had been preparing for a trip to Thailand with her son, reported the alleged scam to the Thai Immigration Bureau. The woman says she had paid for the hotel room in full to a woman who claimed to be the hotel manager and then was unable to reach the “manager.” Reports say she later realised the hotel was not a certified ASQ facility.

The Thai woman, identified in reports as Amy, also had a warrant out for her arrest in Ayutthaya for alleged fraud. Immigration police arrested Amy in Chon Buri’s Mueang district. Reports do not go into detail about the previous charges, but police say Amy admitted to being a member of a crime network and was paid 1,000 baht per day.

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SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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    quang

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Please, sens back home this african lady…scammer like many african people

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    Robin

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Er quang, I think you got the article muddled up. The scammer was in fact a Thai woman called Amy, who admitted that she was part of a crime network.
    The African lady was coming here on holiday.

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    “Please, sens back home this african lady…scammer like many african people”

    Isn’t she the one who WAS scammed, quang? ?

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    vic

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:42 am

    This is karma. An African scammed on the internet is something that makes me excited…
    What’s next? A Thai infecting a Burmese with covid?

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    Issan John

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:03 am

    “Two-bit nigerians are the typical scammers tho..”

    Poetic justice in a way, Bill.

    She was evidently trying to get round the ASQ booking system – if she’d stuck to the rules she wouldn’t have been scammed, so little sympathy.

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    Jay

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9:39 am

    quang.

    ready the article 10 times before make a comment. Poor Africans. You made them a scammer.
    thanks.

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    Morris

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9:44 am

    there was a slow reading comprehension here. the title of the article says it all. pity for the african, because of idiocity, they are now the scammer.

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    Jay

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:05 am

    quang.

    read the article 10 times before make a comment. Poor Africans. You made them a scammer.
    thanks.

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