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  • Thailand News

    Job scam victims demand justice after losing 100,000 baht each

    Victims of a job scam involving an overseas employment agency have reported being defrauded of over 100,000 baht each, with more than 100 individuals affected. Despite local police reports, the case has seen no progress. At 11am today, July 11, a group of victims, led by 40 year old Kesinee, met with Police Lieutenant Roi-et Tanlert at the Central Investigation…

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    Pigging out: Elderly Thai couple scammed by swine swindlers

    An elderly couple from Khlong Khlung, Kamphaeng Phet, yesterday fell victim to a scam by a group of pig thieves who drugged them and stole their pigs. The couple reported the incident after regaining consciousness. At around 5pm, yesterday, July 8, four men arrived at the couple’s home in a white Toyota. The men, aged between 40 and 60 years…

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    Company executive arrested for 8 million baht tour fraud

    Police apprehended a company executive accused of fraudulently selling non-existent tours, leaving customers stranded and causing an estimated 8 million baht in damages. Despite the allegations, the executive denies the tour fraud charges but admits to receiving a monthly salary of 100,000 baht. Today, July 9, the Commander of the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD), Police Major General Witthaya Sriprasertphap,…

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    Scam SMS targets digital wallet users with PM Srettha’s photo

    Scam gangs are exploiting interest in the government’s digital wallet programme by sending fraudulent SMS links featuring a photo of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. Numerous residents in Roi Et province have already fallen victim to this scam, according to government spokesperson Chai Watcharonke. He explained that the deceptive messages contain a link claiming to direct recipients to a site where…

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    Car workshop owner accused of 10 million baht investment fraud

    A renowned car workshop owner has been accused of defrauding investors of over 10 million baht by luring them into various investment schemes. The victims claim the owner led a luxurious lifestyle while they faced significant financial losses. At 10.30am today, July 4, a group of 15 victims, accompanied by lawyer Natthakorn Sutchaa, met with the Deputy Investigation Inspector at…

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    Thai man arrested for opening mule accounts in call centre scam

    Police apprehended a man for allegedly opening mule accounts for a call centre gang that tricked victims into downloading a fraudulent app, which promised land tax refunds, resulting in losses exceeding 2 million baht. Yesterday, July 3, the suspect, 29 year old Natthaphon was apprehended following an arrest warrant issued by the Nonthaburi Provincial Court dated November 28, 2023. The…

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    Police warn of AI scam using fake video calls in Lamphun

    Police in Lamphun issued a public warning about con artists using artificial intelligence (AI) to create convincing video calls impersonating police officers. A recent incident involved scammers using the image of a female officer, Ploy, to deceive the public. The police reported that fraudsters took a still image of Ploy, who manages a social media page called Accountant Aspires to…

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    Time is up: Fake luxury watch scam busted in Bangkok condo

    Police arrested a foreign couple at their condominium on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok for selling fake luxury watches that caused 12 million baht in damage. Mueang Thong Thani Immigration Bureau in the central province of Nonthaburi reported the successful arrest of the foreign couple yesterday, July 3. According to the officers, the arrest warrants were issued against the couple, a…

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    Thai woman admits 90 million baht lottery win was a scam

    A Thai woman from Nakhon Phanom stirred controversy this week by claiming she scooped a whopping 90 million baht on the lottery with 15 winning tickets drawn on December 30, 2022. The woman, Pa Porn Premmanee, a medium from Nam Kam in the That Phanom district, initially alleged that she had not yet received the full prize money. This claim…

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    Chinese woman arrested for 150 million baht Ponzi scheme

    A Chinese woman involved in a Ponzi scheme that caused over 150 million baht in damages to victims has been arrested at a condominium in Pattaya, Chon Buri province. According to Deputy Chief of the Immigration Bureau (IB), Police Major General Panthana Nuchanart, the 24 year old scammer, identified only as Hu, was apprehended by immigration police at a condominium…

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    Phuket fraud case crumbles: Dutchman cleared of shopping scam

    Phuket Provincial Court dismissed the case against a 40 year old Dutchman accused of operating a fraudulent shopping mall website scam. He was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok in February of 2021. Several Thai and foreign residents, primarily from Phuket province and Koh Samui island in Surat Thani province, filed a complaint against the Dutchman, Wesley Halbach, accusing him…

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    Brothers arrested for Facebook scam soliciting hospital donations

    Police arrested two brothers for a Facebook scam operation, with fake profiles of local celebrities to fraudulently solicit donations, claiming that an 8,999 baht donation was essential for the purchase of hospital equipment. At a press conference held yesterday at the Provincial Police Region Office in Udon Thani, Senior Police Officer Chakat Tiamwong, alongside other high-ranking officers, announced the arrest…

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    Nonthaburi police chief warns of identity fraud loan scam

    Police Chief Jaturon Anurakbandit reported a case against a scammer who used his name and rank to deceive a woman into transferring money, threatening her with a lawsuit if she failed to comply. The scammer demanded 50,000 baht from the victim, who had initially sought an online loan. Police Chief Jaturon of Nonthaburi City Police Station complained after discovering that…

  • World News

    Spanish woman loses 27.5 million baht in fake Keanu Reeves scam

    A Spanish woman has fallen victim to a scam involving a fake Keanu Reeves, losing over US$750,000 in the process. The scammer claimed the funds were for investing in the production of John Wick 5. Chloe, the victim, shared her distressing experience on a Spanish television show. Initially, the impostor responded to one of her social media posts. This interaction…

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    Thai women lose over 1 million baht in lottery ticket scam

    Two women from Phichit province are grappling with severe financial distress after falling victim to a scam involving the purchase of lottery tickets at a discounted price of 7,500 baht per book. They never received the tickets, resulting in a total loss exceeding 1 million baht. Despite filing a police report, no progress has been made in the investigation. Molchanok,…

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    Lawyer raises the bar after losing 1.1 million baht to scam

    A well-known lawyer in Ratchaburi province staged another protest outside a local bank after losing over 1.1 million baht to a call centre scam. The lawyer, who had previously used extreme measures to protest, threatened to take drastic actions if the bank did not return his money. During his last protest, the lawyer had poured poo over himself in front…

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    Thai consumers highlight concerns over real-time payment scams

    The rise in the use of new, convenient, and fast payment channels has been matched by growing concerns about real-time payment scams, as revealed by a global consumer fraud research study conducted by Fico, the US-based data analytics and credit scoring company. The study reveals that Thai consumers are particularly worried about the risk of being deceived into sending money…

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    Man arrested for online BB gun scam in Thailand

    Police apprehended a man for selling BB guns online, deceiving customers into transferring money, and then blocking them on Facebook to avoid contact. The arrested individual claimed to only take orders, not handle deliveries. Today, June 9, Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang, along with a team including Police Major General Nopasilp Poolsawat and Police Major General Teeradej Thammasuthee, arrested 53…

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    Thai reggae band member loses 8 million baht to contractor scam

    A prominent member of the popular Thai reggae band Magenta reported being defrauded by a contractor during the construction of his house, resulting in financial losses of nearly 8 million baht. A member of the band, 38 year old Kittipong Watthanarach, and his 30 year old wife, Artitiya Anthrabut, alleged that a well-known contractor in Khon Kaen scammed them. They…

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    Transport company accused of 10 million baht unpaid wages

    A prominent transport company in Thailand has come under fire for allegedly failing to pay over 100 subcontracted delivery drivers, with total unpaid wages amounting to more than 10 million baht. Some affected drivers, who had recently bought vehicles to undertake delivery work, have had to return them due to the financial strain from the unpaid wages. Today, June 5,…

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    Woman arrested for 2.8 million baht fraud and nude clip scheme

    The Royal Thai Police (RTP) arrested a woman for her alleged involvement in a nude clip scheme and a 2.8 million baht investment scam impersonating a well-known platform where she reportedly coerced victims into sending nude clips in exchange for withdrawing their investment money. Police Major General Teeradech Thammasuthee, today, alongside an investigative team, apprehended 29 year old Arisa under…

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    Staffer pays the price for dine-and-dash at Phuket cafe

    A staffer at the Cafe Dim Sum Phuket took to social media to warn fellow service workers about a crafty scam that left her out of pocket. The alarming incident occurred on May 23 at the bustling eatery near the iconic Clocktower Circle in Phuket Town. Nong Lin, an employee at the popular restaurant, recounted her experience with a group…

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    Tuk tuk driver faces 90 day suspension for overcharging tourists

    In a recent development, the tuk tuk driver who overcharged a group of Japanese tourists has been summoned for further questioning on the incident following a swift response from transportation authorities. The driver demanded a fare of 1,500 baht per person for a short journey from Asoke to Thanon Thaniya, totalling a hefty 6,000 baht for the four passengers. In…

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    Bangkok scam: Youth nabbed for fake amulet auction

    Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police apprehended a 23 year old Thai man for his alleged involvement in a fraudulent online auction of a famous amulet. The man, Thanabodee, was detained in the Sai Noi district of Nontha Buri province yesterday, May 13, following an arrest warrant issued by the Thon Buri Criminal Court. The arrest warrant, dated May 2 convicts Thanabodee on…

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    A 21 million baht investment scam dismantled by police

    A 25 year old woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a fraudulent investment scam venture that impersonated a renowned stock market expert, leading victims to lose over 21 million baht. The scammer, Prakaikaew, was apprehended today, May 7, at a residence in the Uthai district of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. Earlier today, Police Major General Mantri…

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    Chinese student rescued from scam gang kidnapping attempt

    A young Chinese student was deceived by a call centre scam gang in a kidnapping attempt, demanding a ransom of 7 million baht, has been rescued in Chiang Mai. Initially lured from Australia, she faced threats of visa revocation for non-compliance. Thai police successfully located her today at 11am, following coordination with Samut Prakan police. The rescue operation led by…

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    Minister warns against fake Labubu doll scam

    Reports of a sinister scam preying on Labubu doll enthusiasts have flooded in, warned Prime Minister’s Office Minister Puangpet Chunlaiad. Puangpet delivered a stern warning to the public, her handbag adorned with a green Labubu doll and a pink one grasped firmly in her hand. “Prices of these coveted dolls, often reaching thousands of baht, have soared since Thai K-pop…

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    Fake time, real warning: Thai couple’s scam alert (video)

    A Thai couple took to social media to issue a warning, alleging that a foreign man attempted to scam them by selling a fake luxury watch. The couple claim that the man allegedly bought the watch for 59,000 baht but offered it to them for just 6,000 baht. A Thai man, Supakorn Piriyesyangkoon, shared a video and pictures of the…

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    Sting operation: Hong Kong duo nabbed in Bangkok mall scam bust

    The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) coordinated with mobile operator AIS in the arrest of two Hong Kong men who attempted to defraud people in a shopping mall in Bangkok by sending scam messages using a StingRay device. CCIB officers, also known as the Cyber Police, were alerted to the scam messages by users of the AIS mobile operator. The…

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    Thai women rescued from Cambodian scamming operation

    Three Thai women have confessed to being forced into making hundreds of daily calls for a Cambodian-based, Chinese-run scamming operation, under the threat of violence or prostitution. The women shared their experiences after being safely returned to Thailand. The chairman of the Northeast’s Social Development and Human Security Volunteers (SDHSV), Khamphong Teerat, commended Thai and Cambodian authorities on the rescue…