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  • Thailand News

    Thai police foil luxury car fake plate scam in Bangkok

    A sophisticated scheme involving the use of counterfeit license plates on luxury vehicles has been thwarted by Thai highway police in a recent crackdown. A 41 year old woman was arrested for affixing a forged red license plate to a brand-new Bentley. The incident, which took place along Bangkok’s outer ring road, has raised concerns about the ease with which…

  • Thailand News

    South Korean man arrested by Thai police for fraud

    Chon Buri Immigration Bureau arrested a notorious South Korean fugitive for fraud and a call centre syndicate on Wednesday. Acting swiftly on intelligence shared by foreign counterparts, immigration officers seized 51 year old Oh Suk Yeon in Pattaya for orchestrating a call centre fraud ring that preyed on unsuspecting victims back in South Korea. According to Chon Buri Immigration, this…

  • World News

    Man exploits New York hotel tenancy laws leading to fraud charges

    A man successfully exploited New York’s housing laws to live rent-free in the renowned New Yorker Hotel for five years, even collecting rent from other tenants, before being charged with fraud for his boundless greed. Claiming to be the owner, he was eventually arrested and accused of filing false property records. A 48 year old man expressed astonishment when police,…

  • Thailand News

    Miss Universe president denies fraud, vows legal action in Thailand

    Shockwaves reverberated through the beauty pageant world as Paula Shugart, the long-standing President of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), announced her departure from the role she held for over 23 years. This surprising turn of events unfolded during the Miss Universe 2023 pageant held in El Salvador. Following her resignation, Shugart took to her personal Instagram account to state Thai,…

  • Pattaya News

    Taiwanese fraud suspect nabbed in Pattaya after overstaying visa

    A recent collaboration between the Tourist Police Division 2 and Pattaya Police led to the apprehension of a Taiwanese national, accused of fraud in Taiwan. The 22 year old individual in question, Hsues Hua Liu, was taken into custody yesterday, February 10, following suspicions of his association with a call centre gang back in his homeland. It is believed that…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket fraud suspects arrested over mule bank account scams

    A recent operation led by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) resulted in the apprehension of two fraud suspects in Phuket. They were allegedly involved in creating mule bank accounts for scam gang operators. One of the individuals detained, referred to as Chaiphong, was arrested at a Patong residence. It was not disclosed when the…

  • Guides

    Stay safe in Thailand: How to beat call scams with ease

    Navigating through Thailand’s bustling streets, you’re bound to encounter more than just the country’s stunning landscapes and delicious cuisine. Unfortunately, call scams have become a common pitfall, targeting unsuspecting tourists and locals alike. It’s crucial to arm yourself with knowledge and stay a step ahead. Understanding the ins and outs of these call scams can mean the difference between a…

  • Thailand News

    Three companies with snouts in trough face pork smuggling and forgery charges

    Charges have been levelled against three additional companies by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, over allegations of pork smuggling and document falsification. The Deputy Chief of the ministry’s Nakaraja Task Force, Thanadol Suwannaritr, revealed yesterday that his team discovered three more firms connected to the illegal activity. This brings the total number of companies under investigation by the Department…

  • Thailand News

    Thai trio arrested for fraud and coercion in job scam

    Three Thais were arrested yesterday for fraud and coercion by tricking victims into a job scam and by forcing them to open mule accounts in the eastern region and West Thailand. Police Major General Saruti, Sopha District, Commander of the Provincial Crime Suppression Division, Pol. Col. Pattanaphong Sriphinphao, Superintendent of Region 2, Provincial Crime Suppression Division, Pol. Lt. Col. Narong…

  • Thailand News

    Thai authorities bust Chinese-funded counterfeit cosmetics ring causing hair loss

    A Chinese-funded warehouse was raided and counterfeit cosmetics and hair straightening products were seized. These fraudulent products, sold online, resulted in significant hair loss for many consumers. The operation revealed that the warehouse was selling an astonishing 3 million units per month. Witthaya Sriprasertphap, an officer from the Royal Thai Police, along with Anuwat Rakcharoen, Chattha Nakkaew, Weeraphong Klaithong, and Veerachai…

  • Thailand News

    Suphan Buri man arrested for rape, theft and defrauding the elderly

    A man from Nong Ya Sai District in the Suphan Buri province was arrested for rape and sexual assault under a warrant from the Taling Chan Criminal Court. The alleged suspect, 39 year old Manat, also known as Pla, was apprehended by Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsaeng, commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau and his colleagues today, January 17. The…

  • Thailand News

    Former Thai beauty queen faces fraud charges over bogus property rental

    A beautiful businesswoman and former beauty queen stands accused of fraud and misleading the public after she allegedly rented out a house that she didn’t own. The arrest of Tetshinee (surname withheld) was made today, January 16, following orders from senior police officers. The 43 year old was charged with deceiving the public and importing false data into a computer system,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man linked to major fraud case arrested in Bangkok

    Bangkok police apprehended a 57 year old Thai man linked to a sizeable fraud case going back almost ten years. Raveeroj Rithchoteanan, had been previously incarcerated in Angola for his involvement in a significant fraud scheme. The arrest took place on Sunday at a hotel in Wang Thonglang district, with Raveeroj accused of swindling a businessman out of 22 million…

  • Thailand News

    Prachin Buri school reports parent for alleged 12,500 baht fee fraud

    A prestigious private school in Prachin Buri reported a case of school fee payment fraud to the police. A parent allegedly used a counterfeit bank transfer slip to feign a payment of 12,500 baht for school fees, when only 1 baht was transferred. Despite not settling the outstanding payment, the parent continues to send her child to school. The parent…

  • Thailand News

    Northern Thailand: Teenager caught using foreign currency at self-service kiosk

    A suspicious incident involving currency manipulation at a self-service payment kiosk was reported in Wichian Buri district, Phetchabun province today, December 20. A local shop owner, Sarayut Singchangchai, spotted a foreign banknote, specifically a 500 Kyat note from Myanmar (equivalent to approximately 8 baht), in his payment kiosk. This discovery led to an investigation and the eventual identification of the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai health official’s family embroiled in 50 million baht corruption case

    Public Health Minister Chalnan Srikaew today revealed a corruption case involving a senior official from the Department of Medical Science, her daughter, and her son-in-law. The trio was involved in fraudulent activities, falsifying documents, and misappropriation of funds causing over 50 million baht in damages. Chalnan yesterday received a report from Yongyos Thamwutti, the acting director of the Department of…

  • Crime News

    Visa villains vamoosed: Thailand’s Immigration Police pounce on six suspects for fraud, overstays, and shady transactions

    Thailand’s Immigration Police recently nabbed six foreign suspects in three distinct cases of visa fraud, overstaying, and illegal money transactions. According to the Immigration Bureau (IB) commissioner, Police Lieutenant General Itthipol Itthisaranachai, some of the culprits are now awaiting deportation to their home countries for prosecution. Highlighting the first instance, Itthipol drew attention to a group of four Pakistani individuals…

  • Thailand News

    Bogus baht bills bankrupt shopkeeper in costly counterfeit conundrum in northern Thailand

    A significant financial loss was experienced by a 61 year old shopkeeper from Udon Thani, due to counterfeit banknotes. Buaphan Somsud filed a complaint with the local police station today after discovering someone had used 50 baht counterfeit notes in her shop’s top-up machine. Buaphan, who owns a grocery store in the Ban Lao community, reported the incident to the…

  • Thailand News

    Southern Thailand: Police warn of online refill machine scams in Thepha district

    Con artists are exploiting online refill machines to carry out fraud using money mule bank accounts, according to a warning issued by Thai police today. The alert today, November 22, was initially raised by the Sai Mai Must Survive (Sai Mai Tong Rot) Facebook page, which posted a video warning of the deceitful practice primarily occurring in Thepha district, Songkhla…

  • Thailand News

    Lottery Plus freezes 282 suspect accounts in fight against fraud

    Lottery Plus has successfully frozen 282 of the 308 suspect accounts in its ongoing battle against fraudsters. On November 4, Nott Panthavuth Nakwisit posted on Facebook detailing the progress made so far. Asserting that the authorities are taking the matter seriously, Nott continued by challenging the criminals to see who would be faster – them in creating new accounts, or…

  • Thailand News

    Internet idol’s follower fiasco: Baifern busted for 10 million-baht scam at Thai mall

    Police officers today arrested 31 year old Internet idol with over 100,000 followers, in a famous Thai mall. The Internet idol Baifern, real name Monthira, was accused of defrauding more than 40 investors of over 10 million baht in a hair and nail salon business. Police Colonel Thiti Saengsawang ordered officials, together with the PCT5 police and investigators from the…

  • Thailand News

    Net idol Fern’s fall from grace: CIB’s fraud hunt goes viral

    Renowned net idol Fern is sought by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) following allegations of fraud involving a nail salon investment scheme and online money sharing that have led multiple victims to lose over 10 million baht. The victims, led by Ronnarong Kaewpetch, the chairman of the network seeking justice in society, complained at 9.30am today at the CIB. Among…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly Thai woman cheated out of 2.5 million baht by fraudster claiming to be call centre accountant

    An 82 year old woman was scammed out of 2.5 million baht by a call centre fraudster. The call centre fraudster was arrested today after a successful joint operation by various departments of the Thai National Police. Despite denying the allegations, the call centre fraudster admitted to opening a bank account for a known individual around August this year, which…

  • Business News

    Stock market fraud: SEC intensifies efforts to restore investor trust

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to fortify its efforts in battling stock market fraud and intensifying its monitoring of publicly traded firms, in a bid to re-establish investor trust. The Commission acknowledged the proliferation of fraud incidents has led to a considerable erosion of confidence among stock investors. Regular offences include insider trading and stock price manipulation.…

  • Thailand News

    Couple accuse daughter of swindling over 300 million baht assets

    An elderly couple in their 80s lodged a formal complaint against their youngest daughter, alleging that she swindled them out of more than 300 million baht over three years by reportedly drugging them. The couple’s granddaughter, Praw, accompanied her grandparents to seek help from the non-profit organisation, Saimai Survive. Praw revealed to the organisation and media that her grandparents lost…

  • Business News

    SEC considers compensation fund for victims of investment fraud

    The newly appointed secretary-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosed that the regulatory body is examining the possibility of setting up a compensation fund for victims of investment fraud. This announcement was made during her inaugural press briefing since assuming office the previous month. Pornanong Budsaratragoon emphasised the regulator’s commitment to restoring public trust in the capital market.…

  • Thailand News

    Delivery fraud: Thai rider disappears with eight iPhones worth over 100,000 baht

    A Thai delivery rider vanished after collecting eight iPhones, valued at over 100,000 baht, causing the client, Kittiphong Loeslaew, to voice his frustrations online. The delivery service is expected to compensate him for the loss. The online community advised Kittiphong to file a formal complaint against the delivery fraud, as the rider and vehicle registration details were available. They also…

  • Thailand News

    Thai billionaire’s fortune plummets: Freelance girlfriend accused of fraud, theft

    A 70 year old Thai billionaire accused his freelance prostitute girlfriend of 18 years of fraud and stealing from him after his wealth dwindled from billions to just under 10 million baht. The accusation by the man alleges that his 45 year old female partner tricked him into selling his luxury car and property. The Thai billionaire reported the case to…

  • Crime News

    Facebook live bust: Rogue doctor injects trouble with counterfeit cosmetics in Thailand

    A rogue doctor has been apprehended in action during a live Facebook session, following allegations of injecting counterfeit substances that caused severe facial damage to victims. The arrest operation was conducted by authorities, led by Bunlue Pudngtun, the Deputy Chief of Police, alongside Sravut Jantawong, the Commander 2nd Division, and Pratch Manadech, the Director of the 2nd Division, on October…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police ‘tourist-trap’ scammer nabbed: Hundreds of thousands in baht swindled

    A recent raid by the Thai police led to the arrest of a 52 year old man who is accused of scamming unsuspecting victims out of several hundred thousand baht through a fraudulent tour operation. The Thai man’s arrest occurred yesterday at a Surat Thani residence. A concerted effort by law enforcement, spearheaded by officers from the 5th Crime Suppression…

  • Crime News

    Fraudulent scheme: Thai model Emmy Maxim and secretary sentenced

    A prominent 37 year old model and her personal secretary have been ordered by the court to serve two-month and 40-day detention respectively for their involvement in a fraudulent share scheme. Their victims included ten individuals who collectively filed a lawsuit after suffering significant financial losses. The initial court ruling dismissed the charges, which prompted the plaintiffs to appeal. The appellate…

  • Crime News

    Gemstone caper: DSI rocks the boat, suing 32 scammers in 227 million baht bluff

    The Special Case Investigation Department (DSI) filed a lawsuit against a scammer and her 31 associates for soliciting fraudulent investment in precious gemstones, causing damages exceeding 227 million baht. The case encompasses over 50,000 documents and the suspects will be handed over to the prosecutor on September 28. The DSI revealed that the Financial Business Crime Division had been investigating…

  • Thailand News

    Monkeying around: Fake Thai spiritual medium swindles 50 million baht from believers in Chinese Monkey King con

    A Thai woman claiming to be the spiritual medium of the traditional Chinese Monkey King, also known as Sun Wukong, swindled 50 million baht from victims. Ten victims, who had donated about 50 million baht to the spiritual medium eight years ago, sought assistance from renowned Thai lawyer Ronnarong Kaewphet. They had given the money with the understanding that it…

  • Crime News

    Police impersonation fraud: Imposter defrauds relatives, demands 7,000 baht each under false pretences

    A 52 year old man yesterday was apprehended by Highway Police for impersonating a deputy warden and conning the relatives of police officers implicated in a case. The suspect involved in the police impersonation fraud had been sought under a Nakhon Pathom Provincial Court warrant dated September 25. The man, named Kittimatee, was taken into custody in front of a…

  • Crime News

    Cyber police apprehend furniture company owner for 100 million baht online fraud

    A massive online fraud was thwarted by cyber police in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region province of Nakhon Pathom, as they shut down a furniture manufacturing company that took over 100 million baht in orders but never delivered any products. Poonnaporn, a 32 year old woman was arrested, determined to be the proprietor of the furniture manufacturing company. The company accepted orders…

  • Thailand News

    YouTuber ‘Nutty’s Diary’ vows to surrender, refund 2 billion baht in fraud case

    Nutty’s Diary, the famous YouTuber accused of a fraudulent investment scheme amounting to over 2 billion baht, promised to surrender herself to the police and assured victims of their refund. The case, which has over 30 complainants, led to an arrest warrant being issued on September 10. On YouTube, 29 year old Nutty claimed to be a successful Forex trader…