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Fake survey promises gifts from the Thailand Post

Caitlin Ashworth

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“Your chance to win… ” tends to be too good to be true, every time. Go with your gut if you come across a chance to earn a free gift from the Thailand Post. It’s fake.

An internet scam, posing as the country’s mail carrier, is luring people in with gifts such as smartphones and vouchers. Thailand Post, for their part, says they have not organised any gift give-aways, or are conducting an online questionnaire requiring users to fill in their personal information.

The Anti-Fake News Centre Thailand shared a post on their Facebook page yesterday warning people about the scheme. They posted a screenshot of the fake survey which is written in Thai and uses the Thailand Post logo.

The centre, which is run by the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, contacted the post office and confirmed that they have nothing to do with the survey that’s floating around the Internet.

So, just a reminder, don’t share your personal information online unless you know where it’s going. And watch out for those dodgy posts from the local post offering gifts and getting you to fill in a questionnaire.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Pattaya police arrest intoxicated Chinese man, Thai girlfriend in front of station – VIDEO

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PHOTOS: The Pattaya News

A Chinese man and his Thai girlfriend were arrested in front of the Pattaya City Police Station in the early hours of this morning, after causing a disturbance and allegedly damaging a police car. Officers say the man was highly intoxicated.

Authorities were notified at around 1:30am that a couple was having a domestic dispute at an apartment. Police arrived and took them to the Pattaya police station to find out what was going on and lay charges. But that was merely the start of the altercation.

Police told reporters that the woman wanted to break up with the man, her Chinese boyfriend. She asked police to take her to his home to fetch all her possessions, while he was to go back to his home with his friends in a separate vehicle. This was arranged in front of the police station.

Minutes later, the Chinese man, who according to a police report was visibly intoxicated, jumped onto the police car with his girlfriend inside and began attacking the vehicle.

It took his friends took more than 10 minutes to stop him, wrestling him to the ground. Police say the girlfriend also escalated the incident by involving herself despite being told not to.

Pattaya police arrest intoxicated Chinese man, Thai girlfriend in front of station - VIDEO | News by The Thaiger

At this stage authorities say the couple is being charged with being a public nuisance. Although the incident occurred during curfew hours the couple will not be charged with violating the curfew as they were taken from their apartment for investigation earlier.

SOURCE: The Pattaya Mail

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LA’s Thai Town hit by protesters and rioters

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PHOTO: Sue Kiattisak Khamphanthong

Thai Town businesses in Los Angeles were raided yesterday as rioters and looters across the US hit the streets, enraged over police brutality after a white police officer killed George Floyd, an African American, by pinning him to the ground, with his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck, restricting his breathing. Protesters in Minneapolis, where the officer patrolled, set the police station on fire, sparking riots across America.

SiamTown US, a Thai newspaper in Los Angeles, say looters broke into a Thai restaurant by busting in walls through the pharmacy next door. A jewellery store in Thai Town was broken into around midnight. SiamTown US posted video surveillance footage on their Facebook page.

“Police caught the bad guy, but everything is damaged,” Sue Kiattisak Khamphanthong, the restaurant owner, said in a video posted on her Facebook page. Her video shows multiple holes in the walls where people broke in. Shelves, products and pots in her kitchen were knocked to the ground.

The unrest in Los Angeles has led the National Guard to monitor city hall, the Los Angeles Times reports. Nearly a dozen people were arrested for attempting to loot a mall in the area yesterday and a popular L.A. street was hit hard by looters, with glass shattered all over the sidewalks.

SOURCES: Khaosod | Los Angeles Times

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Posted by Sue Kiattisak on Sunday, 31 May 2020

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Posted by SiamTownUS on Sunday, 31 May 2020

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25 arrested after police raid online gambling base in Mae Sot

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PHOTO: Sanook

Police arrested 25 people involved in online gambling after a raid Saturday night at a house in Mae Sot, Northern Thailand, right on the Burmese border. Police also confiscated equipment used for the online gaming. Out of the 25 people arrested, 5 of them were Thai and the rest were foreigners, mostly from China.

Since people have been staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, many have been gambling online, the chief of the Immigration Police Bureau says. Police seized 7 computers, 14 smartphones and 2,000 to 2,500 SIM cards. The gambling operations also has 50 bank accounts with a total of around 100 million baht.

The illegal gambling business operated 24 hours a day with employees working in 3 shifts that were 8 hours each.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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