Facebook fraud: Lavish lifestyle of Thai duo results in arrest for 20 million baht scam

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A fraud scheme operated through Facebook has led to the arrest of a Thai couple in Phuket. The couple, a 37 year old man and a 34 year old woman, allegedly attracted victims to their deception by posting images of piles of cash and flaunting a luxurious lifestyle on their Facebook page.

The couple cleverly executed a Facebook fraud scheme, where they enticed victims with an investment opportunity that promised high returns. Some individuals invested large sums of money, only to find they were unable to contact the couple later. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) reported that the total amount swindled from victims is estimated to be over 20 million baht (approximately US$597,045).

The man and woman, both from Ayutthaya, were arrested in their rented residence in Srisoonthorn, Thalang. The exact date of their arrest was not disclosed in the CIB report. They were both wanted on arrest warrants issued by the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial Court for collaborating to defraud people.

The Central Investigation Bureau explained in its report that the couple created the Facebook page in early 2022 to convince potential victims to join their deceitful investment scheme. It has not yet been mentioned how the authorities managed to locate and arrest the couple, but the report confirms they will now face legal action, reported Phuket News.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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