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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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Thailand says “thank you”

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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The Thai Government is thanking the world for the international efforts to rescue the Mu Pa football team and their coach after being trapped in the Tham Luang caves.  The show of gratitude is a 30-second TV spot which started airing on CNN International over the weekend.

It starts with the smartphone video of the young survivors the moment they were first found perched on a ledge by a team of British drivers deep inside the dark and flooded cave.

“An entire country is one in heartfelt thanks.  Without national boundaries working in unity, the world is one.  Thank you.”

It ends with a shot of the mother of one of the rescued boys expressing relief upon knowing that her son was safe.

Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sport Weerasak Kowsurat says Thailand was sincerely thankful for all the help that it received in the rescue mission which he described as one of “the most pressing and sophisticated operations to save human lives in history”.

He said besides CNN, the ministry is exploring other international channels to convey the message.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

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Chumpon: Policeman shot dead by pick-up driver

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The Nation is reporting that a policeman was shot dead in Chumphon province last night after the driver of the car he was in apparently angered a truck driver by cutting in front of him.

The shooting occurred at about 11.30pm at the Pathomporn Intersection in Muang district. Police Cpl Phayungsak Maidee, from the province’s narcotics suppression subdivision, was shot once with a shotgun, sustaining eight pellet holes on his chest and neck. He died on the way to the Chumphon Hospital.

Phayungsak was travelling in a car driven by his friend, Chanat Boonchu, from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon.

Chanat claims he had innocently overtaken a vehicle in front of him, prompting the other driver to blare his horn. He said he went back to the inside lane and carried on driving without realising the pickup driver was still angry.

Chanat said when his car arrived at the Pathomporn Intersection, the pickup driver overtook him, blocking his way, then got out of his vehicle and walked over to him. He said he lowered his window and the man punched him in the face several times. Then, while he was still in a daze, he heard the sound of a gunshot and looked over and saw Phayungsak lying on the road.

Chanat said his friend had apparently been shot after opening the passenger door to get out and help him. Police are still searching for the pickup driver.

SOURCE: The Nation

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