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“100% interest in 15 days.” Fraudster rips off students.

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22 year old Bangkok student ‘Tanya’, along with a Phuket friend who’s still at high school, have made a complaint with crime suppression police to complain about a Thai woman who has ripped them off in a fake loan scheme. They claim that they’ve been conned out of 24,500 baht but say they believe there are 200 victims involved in a con that could amount to over 4 million baht.

The 22 year old Bangkok university student says she met “Jae Kai Noi” (which police have found is not her real name) through her oldest sister. She says she 1000 baht into the scheme and in 15 days she received a 1000 baht interest payment. So she decided to invest more into the scheme. Next she added 3,500 baht into the ‘investment scheme’ and, magically, it returned a 3,500 baht return after another 15 days. At this stage she was convinced that the ‘scheme’ worked so put in 20,000 baht.

This time the con artist vanished and hasn’t been able to be contacted since.

The moral of the story “…if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.”



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Pheu Thai wins the Lower House – Unofficial from the EC

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The Election Commission has just announced the official tally for constituency MPs, showing that Pheu Thai Party has won 138 of the 350 seats on offer.

Phalang Pracharat, meanwhile, came in second with 96 seats, trailed by Bhumjaithai with 39. The Democrats only won 33 seats, while Future Forward snared 30.

The rest of the seats were shared between Chartthaipattana (7), Prachachart (6) and Action Coalition for Thailand (1)

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Two Future Forward candidates win Pheu Thai strongholds in Chiang Rai

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Two long-time champions of the Pheu Thai Party in Chiang Rai have been defeated by candidates of the new Future Forward Party in yesterday’s general election.

In Constituency 1, Pheu Thai several-term MP Samart Kaewmeechai was toppled by Future Forward’s Ekkapop Pianpiset in a closely run contest.

Ekkapop, who had resigned his position as a doctor at a private hospital in Chiang Rai to contest the election, got 28,916 votes, while Samart received 27,048.

Another veteran politician in the same constituency, Phalang Pracharat’s Ratana Jongsutthamanee, came third with 26,745 votes.

In Constituency 6 of the province, Future Forward’s Phiradej Khamsamut soundly defeated long-standing Pheu Thai MP Itthidej Kaewluang.

Phiradej received 22,742 votes, while Itthidejl got 16,170.

Phiradej was a businessman running a hotel and a restaurant in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, as well as operating a real-estate business before he joined Future Forward.

He said he had not expected his victory because the constituency had a veteran politician with a strong political base. Now that he had won he says he will do his best as an MP.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Twin found dead in Pattaya house

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PHOTO: Sanook

Locals from a housing estate in Nong Prue, Pattaya have called police after noticing a foul smell coming from the house of a man, one of two twins, who lived at the address.

Sanook reports that police and emergency responders found the house locked from the outside and had to break in.

Inside they found 23 year old Chinawut naked on the floor lying next to his computer. Police estimate he had died three or four days before. Nong Prue police were unable to say if he had suffered injuries from initial examination.

Neighbours say that the dead man was a loner who like to play computer games. He hadn’t been sotted for four days and when the smell was detected they called police.

Police are trying to locate the dead man’s twin who lives in Soi Bua Khao. The body was taken to a local hospital for autopsy.

SOURCE: Sanook

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