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romace scammers nabbed in phuket (nigerians)

Post by yartims » July 10, 2019, 12:55 am

Nigerian ‘romance scammers’ arrested in Patong

PHUKET: Two Nigerian men have been arrested in Phuket for allegedly swindling a Thai woman out of over than B100,000 in a so-called “romance scam”, Phuket Immigration Police announced this morning (June 21).

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July 10, 2019, 12:55 am
Nigerian ‘romance scammers’ arrested in Patong

PHUKET: Two Nigerian men have been arrested in Phuket for allegedly swindling a Thai woman out of over than B100,000 in a so-called “romance scam”, Phuket Immigration Police announced this morning (June 21).

Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/nigerian- ... lvWG7oZ.99
The two men – named by police as Okoro Ifeanyi Daniel and Ihegha Marcualey Ihiechri – were both arrested at a hotel on Nanai Rd in Patong last Saturday (June 15), Phuket Immigration Chief Col Kathathorn Kumthieng told a press conference at Phuket Immigration Office today.

Present to lead the press conference was Pol Maj Gen Jessada Yaisoon, who heads Immigration Police Region 6.

Col Kathathorn said that on June 9 the two men made contact with a woman in Suphan Buri Province through the mobile chat app LINE. The men had created a profile used the name Petpu Carol, and using a photo of a good-looking, middle-aged, fair skinned foreign man for the main profile image.

The men added several friends to the profile, and started chatting with the woman to gain her trust.

Through the app, the men promised the woman that they would send gifts from aboard to her.

Then someone called the woman by telephone, using the phone number 061-4540476. The person pretended to be staff from the Excel Transport International Co Ltd, a genuine logistics company based in Bangkok.

“They called the woman and informed her that a parcel had arrived from abroad for her, but that she had to pay B38,000 tax in order to receive it. Only then could they deliver the parcel to her,” Col Kathathorn explained.

“The woman transferred B38,000 to the account number given, Siam Commercial Bank account number 803-216143-0. Then the same person called her back, using the same phone, to explain to her that the contents of the parcel were of very high value, and that she had to pay B98,500 more in order to receive it,” he added.



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Post by GT93 » July 10, 2019, 7:40 am

I suppose the Thai courts throw the book at foreigners doing this. Perhaps a couple of years in the klink if convicted for offences with just the one victim?

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Post by yartims » July 10, 2019, 10:12 pm

they only go to LOS to scam unwary locals and tourists so why let them in in the 1st place?

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Post by Giggle » July 10, 2019, 10:34 pm

Thais have been scamming foreigners since time immemorial. The official response is always something along the lines of caveat emptor. When the shoe is on the other foot, however, the criminals must be brought to justice! It's an OUTRAGE!

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Post by Stantheman » July 10, 2019, 11:25 pm

yartims wrote:
July 10, 2019, 10:12 pm
they only go to LOS to scam unwary locals and tourists so why let them in in the 1st place?

https://todaynewsafrica.com/37-nigerian ... -arrested/
Based on your comment applying scammerers to all Nigerians, then why let anyone into the country. There might be a Brit bank robber or a U.S. rapest, or an Aussie running a ponszi scheme mixed in with the normal vacation bound people, so everyone from those countries are guolty too.

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Post by yartims » July 12, 2019, 3:49 pm

nigerians dont contribute one baht to the economy ..its all 1 way into their pockets ..even in McDs they dont buy a thing just use the wifi and aircon for free for the evening
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Post by GT93 » July 12, 2019, 4:27 pm

Giggle wrote:
July 10, 2019, 10:34 pm
Thais have been scamming foreigners since time immemorial. The official response is always something along the lines of caveat emptor. When the shoe is on the other foot, however, the criminals must be brought to justice! It's an OUTRAGE!
Oh goodie. I enjoy the occasional sense of OUTRAGE.

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