Phuket teacher dodges 1.5 million baht scam after suspicious call (video)

Photo: KhaoSod

A mathematics teacher in Phuket, known as Beer, narrowly escaped a scam after receiving a suspicious phone call from a call centre gang just moments after a transfer of 1.5 million baht into his account. The swift movement of the fraudsters, who seemed to have precise intel about the transaction, left netizens stunned.

This Phuket scam incident was shared today by Beer via his TikTok account @tienchai9519, as a warning to others about the potential danger.

Beer narrated the unnerving experience.

“I received a transfer of 1.5 million baht into my account. Almost immediately, I got a call from a call centre gang. They knew about the delivery to my house and even asked me to check if I had received everything.

“I affirmed and hung up. Then, I rushed to the bank and withdrew 1 million baht, the maximum limit for a day. The remaining amount was transferred from my account. I was just done with that when I received another suspicious message on Line, which I promptly blocked.”

Beer invested the money in real estate and expressed his suspicions about how the callers obtained his information so quickly after the transaction. His revelation led to a flood of comments from netizens, some of whom shared similar experiences, reported KhaoSod.


ตอบกลับ @Ch7HD News เตือนภัย callcenter ครูเบียร์คณิตภูเก็ต ครูเบียร์ภว คณิตคิดให้ปัง

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In related news, Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) called on the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) to investigate a call centre scam. This request comes in the wake of repatriating victims from Myanmar, a nation grappling with ongoing conflict. The government is actively partnering with agencies committed to eradicating call centre scams. Read more HERE.

The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau orchestrated an operation to capture a call centre gang that defrauded a doctor’s wife of 1.5 million baht by manipulating accounts. The activities of the gang were revealed, leading to the issuance of a crucial arrest warrant. Read more HERE.

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