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Filipino, Thai woman, arrested in Bangkok for running scam loan company

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A woman originally from The Philippines, has been arrested in Bangkok alongside a Thai woman, for running a company that scammed people into parting with their money. The victims were persuaded to invest in a loan company called Filipino Cooperative Investment Loan, run by 30 year old Liny Paengkusan Camaono and 22 year old Thanyares Saiyanoi.

Sompong Chingduang, from the Immigration Police, says the company was run from an office in the Asoke district of the capital and is believed to have tricked over 700 victims into parting with their money.

“Immigration police acted on a tip-off from Philippine victims who live in Thailand that the company named Filipino Cooperative Investment Loan, which was registered by the 2 suspects, had allegedly scammed them into investing in a loan business that boasted of giving 15% profit within a month.”

It’s understood the scammers would initially make repayments to their victims within the first few months, before ceasing payments and cutting off all contact.

“The company had been advertising via online media and amassed more than 700 victims. A preliminary investigation revealed that it had a rotating investment of over 50 million baht per month. Liny was widely known as the ‘Queen of Scammers’ in Philippine media, while the estimated damage to victims caused by her company is 116 million pesos, or 75 million baht.”

Both suspects are now in custody at the Economic Crime Suppression Division where they are being interrogated and police are preparing to press charges.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Tony Grace

    November 19, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Why are these people so gullible, What they say is so true a fool and his money soon parts if these investments are so good why are they asking you to invest when if they are so good any major bank or financial institution would kidnap you for such a return you would be the bank managers golfing buddy the next day if someone promised you 15% profit per month on your investment run the other way it don’t happen ok if you invest you been scammed,

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      preesy chepuce

      November 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      Desperate people look for shortcuts, and are the most vulnerable to getting stung.

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        Shane

        November 20, 2020 at 10:32 pm

        Desperate people look for shortcuts, the greedy pursue them.

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    Ynwaps

    November 20, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Is that the one from Tinder?

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    Maag

    November 20, 2020 at 11:06 am

    15% a month…..please give me contact , have a few extra million sleeping in bank !

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    Richard Holliday

    November 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

    No background check on Liny by immigration???? Could’ve saved many Thai people a lot of money. Sad……

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State Railway officials sign 5 high-speed rail contracts as part of project linking Thailand and China

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Officials from the State Railway of Thailand have signed 5 high-speed rail contracts worth more than 40 billion baht, in the latest development in the Thailand – China rail connection. It’s understood the contracts cover phase 1 of the railway, from Bangkok to the north-eastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat).

It’s hoped that section will carry its first passengers in 2023 and that the line will eventually reach further north, to Nong Khai, and from there, link with a rail connection connecting Laos and China. The high-speed trains will run at speeds up to 250 kilometres an hour.

Nation Thailand reports that the contract signing took place at the Transport Ministry, between SRT governor Nirut Maneephan and the 5 contractors, Nawarat Patanakarn, Thai Engineer Industry, Italian – Thai Development, SPTK Joint Venture, and Civil Engineering. In total, the project will involve over 100 kilometres of railway, with a budget of 40.275 billion baht. The first phase of construction involves 14 contracts, with work under the first one completed and ongoing under the second.

Nirut say the 5 new contractors are expected to take delivery of the land in early 2021, with the 7 remaining contracts being signed next year.

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Officials in Bangkok have decided to delay a proposed ban on 10 wheel trucks in light of the current economic challenges affecting the transportation and industrial sectors. The proposed ban was aimed at reducing PM2.5 air pollution in the capital and was expected to come into force from December 1 – 28.

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PM2.5 refers to particulate matter (solid and liquid particles) with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres that remain suspended in the air for longer. They can be the result of burning fuel and are the primary cause of smog.

Commenting on the decision to delay the ban indefinitely, Deputy National Police chief Damrongsak Kittipraphas says the relevant authorities agreed the timing is not right.

“The police have discussed with related agencies, including the Department of Industrial Promotion, Pollution Control Department, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Public Transport Association, and agreed to postpone the rule indefinitely. The members at the meeting were concerned that the rule could obstruct the operation of the industrial and transportation sectors that are starting to recover from the economic contraction. Therefore, the related agencies promised to study the issue thoroughly, as well as explore other options to prevent and reduce PM2.5 air pollution in Bangkok.”

However, Damrongsak says that from December 1, authorities in the capital will be clamping down on large polluting vehicles, adding that those emitting clouds of black smoke are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution.

“We will send officers to perform random checks at bus terminals and truck operation centres. The inspection will be recorded via video camera to ensure transparency of police work.”

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Thai officials approve transfer of 3 Iranians involved in 2012 botched bomb plot in Bangkok

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Thai authorities are transferring 3 Iranian inmates to Tehran. The inmates were involved in the 2012 failed bomb plot, which Israeli and Thai officials say, was targeted at Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.

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“These types of transfers aren’t unusual… We transfer prisoners to other countries and at the same time receive Thais back under this type of agreement all the time.”

Back in 2012, a cache of homemade explosives accidentally blew up at a Bangkok villa on Sukhumvit 71 rented by the Iranians. Saeid Moradi fled the home carrying explosives, but dropped them as police chased him. He lost both his legs in the explosion.

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Moradi along with his accomplice, Mohammad Kharzei, were convicted in 2013. Thai Court sentenced Moradi to life in prison for attempting to murder a police officer and sentenced Kharzei to 15 years in prison for possessing explosives. Another suspect, Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, was arrested in Malaysia in 2012 and then extradited to Thailand in 2017.

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