Love’s detour: Thai man loses motorcycle to woman he met on dating app in central Thailand

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A Thai man turned to Uthai Police Station officers in the central province of Ayutthaya for help after losing his motorcycle to a woman he met on a dating application.

The 39 year old man, named Boy, filed a complaint against a Thai woman, Fai, for stealing his motorcycle from his house in Ayutthaya province. Boy explained that he met Fai on a dating app called BLOOM.

Boy liked her pretty profile picture on the dating app and decided to talk further on the LINE application and over the phone. After a month of long-distance chatting, they met in person. Boy said the woman looked completely different from her pictures but he still liked her.

Boy liked the way Fai talked to him, so they had dinner together before going back to his house and having sex. Boy was shocked to discover when he woke up the following morning that Fai had disappeared with his motorcycle.

It wasn’t all bad news.

Police tracked and arrested Fai yesterday, November 12, in the Bang Sai district of Ayutthaya province. Fai was reportedly riding Boy’s motorcycle to meet another victim. Fai admitted her crime and confessed that she had previously been charged with three counts of theft and two drug-related cases.

Officers believed that many men had fallen victim to Fai but were too embarrassed to report the matter to the police. Officers have issued a warning to all dating app users to be wary of these romance scammers.

A similar scam was reported in September when several chubby Thai women filed complaints about their lost motorcycles. The women explained that a man they met on a dating app lured them into a meeting and stole their motorcycles.

The alleged thief was arrested in Ayutthaya province after a high-speed chase with police. He confessed to the crime, saying theft was his only way to make a living. He targeted plus-size women because he believed they had low expectations of a man, making it easy for him to advance the relationship and deceive them.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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